Frederick Parks

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Frederick Parks
Real name Frederick Mostyn Parks
Nickname(s) Fred
Rated at Heavyweight
Nationality British
Born March 11, 1885 (1885-03-11)
Died March 1945 (1945-04) (aged 59)

Frederick Mostyn Parks (March 11, 1885 – March 1945) won a bronze medal in Boxing at the 1908 Summer Olympics losing to Sydney Evans in the semi-finals.[1][2] Frederick Parks, born in 1885, had an older brother Frank who was also a successful amateur boxer and fellow member of the Polytechnic Boxing Club.[3]


  1. ^ "Frederick Parks". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2010-12-17. Full name: Frederick Mostyn "Fred" Parks. Gender: Male. Born: March 11, 1885. Died: March 1945 [sic]. Affiliations: Polytechnic Boxing Club, Westminster (GBR) 
  2. ^ His brother Frank died in 1945, Frederick Mostyn Parks' death date is unknown
  3. ^ "Frank Parks". Polytechnic Magazine. December 1, 1908. p. 173. Fred Parks was our other member who showed up most conspicuously, as he beat three men in the earlier bouts and succumbed in the final only through not having enough physical strength to meet a comparatively fresh man who had just had the benefit of a bye. We must say that we were delighted with the manner in which Fred boxed during the whole of the evening, and we feel certain that before long he will become a boxer with reputation very little short of that held by his brother Frank 

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