Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's heavyweight

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Men's heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Antwerp Zoo auditorium
Dates August 21–24
Competitors 9 from 8 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Ronald Rawson  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Søren Petersen  Denmark
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Xavier Eluère  France
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Boxing at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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Flyweight   men
Bantamweight men
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Lightweight men
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Middleweight men
Light heavyweight men
Heavyweight men

The men's heavyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the heaviest contested, allowing boxers weighing over 175 pounds (79.4 kilograms). The competition was held from August 21, 1920 to August 24, 1920.

Nine boxers from eight nations competed.


Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 Xavier Eluère (FRA) W  
 Mariano Barbaresi (ITA) L      Xavier Eluère (FRA) W  
         Sigurd Hoel (NOR) L  
           Xavier Eluère (FRA) L  
           Ronald Rawson (GBR) W  
         Ronald Rawson (GBR) W  
         Samuel Stewart (USA) L  
           Ronald Rawson (GBR) W
           Søren Petersen (DEN) L
         William Spengler (USA) W  
         Victor Creusen (BEL) L  
           William Spengler (USA) L   Bronze medal bout
           Søren Petersen (DEN) W  
         Søren Petersen (DEN) W    Xavier Eluère (FRA) W
         Frank Dove (GBR) L    William Spengler (USA) L


  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 26 August 2007.