Boxing at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's light heavyweight

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Men's light heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Antwerp Zoo auditorium
Dates August 21–24
Competitors 11 from 6 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Eddie Eagan  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sverre Sørsdal  Norway
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Harold Franks  Great Britain
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The men's light heavyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the second-heaviest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 175 pounds (79.4 kilograms). The competition was held from August 21, 1920 to August 24, 1920.

11 boxers from six nations competed.


Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
           Eddie Eagan (USA) W  
  Thomas Holdstock (RSA) W       Thomas Holdstock (RSA) L  
  Johan Clementz (NOR) L         Eddie Eagan (USA) W  
             Harold Franks (GBR) L  
           Harold Franks (GBR) W  
           Louis Piochelle (FRA) L  
             Eddie Eagan (USA) W
             Sverre Sørsdal (NOR) L
           Hugh Brown (GBR) W  
           Emil Andreasen (DEN) L  
             Hugh Brown (GBR) L   Bronze medal bout
  Sverre Sørsdal (NOR) W         Sverre Sørsdal (NOR) W  
  René Darbou (FRA) L       Sverre Sørsdal (NOR) W     Harold Franks (GBR) W
  Edwin Schell (USA) W       Edwin Schell (USA) L     Hugh Brown (GBR) L
  Jim MacGregor (RSA) 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.