Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Heavyweight

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Men's heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Date October 27
Competitors 6 from 1 nation
1st, gold medalist(s) Albert Oldman  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sydney Evans  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Frederick Parks  Great Britain
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The heavyweight was one of five boxing weight classes contested on the boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Like all other boxing events, it was open only to men. The boxing competitions were all held on October 27. The heavyweight was the middle class, allowing boxers of any weight.

Six boxers all from Great Britain competed.


October 27
October 27
October 27
 Sydney Evans (GBR) KO1  
 Albert Ireton (GBR) L      Sydney Evans (GBR) 2  
 Frederick Parks (GBR) 2    Frederick Parks (GBR) 1  
 Harold Brewer (GBR) 0        Sydney Evans (GBR) L
 Albert Oldman (GBR) KO1        Albert Oldman (GBR) KO1
 Ian Myrams (GBR) L      Albert Oldman (GBR) -
None -   Bye -  
None -  



Oldman and Evans both won in the first round, Oldman winning with a right to Myrams' chin and Evans winning with a left to the chest of Ireton. Frederick Parks and Brewer went the full three, with Parks doing the lion's share of the hitting but Brewer taking it well.


Oldman received a bye for the round. Frederick Parks, who had given most of the punishment in the quarterfinals, found the situation reversed in the semifinals. Evans knocked him out of the ring once and to the mat twice. Parks fought hard, however, and not only made it through the three rounds but managed to land enough punches to deadlock the judges. Evans won by the referee's decision.


In a somewhat anticlimactic final, Oldman put Evans on the rope shortly into the first, landing blow after blow to Evans' face. Within two minutes, Evans had dropped.


Place Name Nation
1 Albert Oldman  Great Britain
2 Sydney Evans  Great Britain
3 Frederick Parks  Great Britain
4 Harold Brewer  Great Britain
Albert Ireton  Great Britain
Ian Myrams  Great Britain


  • Official Report of the Games of the IV Olympiad (1908).
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Boxing 1908". Accessed 8 April 2006. Available electronically at [1].