Boxing at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's light heavyweight

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Men's light heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Venue Krachtsportgebouw
Date August 8–11
Competitors 16 from 16 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Víctor Avendaño  Argentina
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ernst Pistulla  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Karel Miljon  Netherlands
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Boxing at the
1928 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 light heavyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1928 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 Wednesday, August 8, 1928 to Saturday, August 11, 1928.


Round of 16
August 8
August 9
August 10
August 11
 Don McCorkindale (RSA) PTS  
 Domenico Ceccarelli (ITA) L      McCorkindale (RSA) W  
 Juozas Vinča (LTU) PTS    Vinča (LTU) KO2  
 Robert Foquet (FRA) L        McCorkindale (RSA) L  
 Víctor Avendaño (ARG) PTS        Avendaño (ARG) PTS  
 Sergio Ojeda (CHI) L      Avendaño (ARG) PTS
 Donald Carrick (CAN) PTS    Carrick (CAN) L  
 Jean Welter (LUX) L        Avendaño (ARG) PTS
 Ernst Pistulla (GER) PTS        Pistulla (GER) L
 Leon Lucas (USA) L      Pistulla (GER) PTS  
 William Murphy (IRL) W    Murphy (IRL) L  
 José Montllor (ESP) KO1        Pistulla (GER) PTS   Bronze medal bout
 Karel Miljon (NED) PTS        Miljon (NED) L  
 Emil Johansson (SWE) L      Miljon (NED) PTS    Miljon (NED) PTS
 Alf Jackson (GBR) PTS    Jackson (GBR) L      McCorkindale (RSA) L
 Alf Cleverley (NZL) L