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1920  Antwerp Summer Olympics

1920 Summer Olympics - The Results (Boxing)

Boxing at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games

 

 

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Events: 8

Participants: 116 (116 men and 0 women) from 12 countries
Youngest Participant: BEL Henri Hébrans (16 years, 194 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Fred Grace (36 years, 174 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 24 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): GBR Great Britain (6 medals)

 

Participating nations

A total of 116 boxers from 12 nations competed at the Antwerp Games:

 Argentina (1)  France (15)  Norway (14)
 Belgium (13)  Great Britain (16)  South Africa (7)
 Canada (8)  Italy (5)  Switzerland (1)
 Denmark (12)  Netherlands (8)  United States (16)
  

Overview

The 1920 Olympic boxing matches were conducted in the Auditorium at the Zoological Gardens in Antwerp. This was the first Olympic boxing tournament since 1908, as boxing was not contested in Sweden in 1912, when the Games were held in Stockholm. Matches at Antwerp were contested over three rounds, the first two lasting three minutes each and the last round of four minutes. Extra rounds, if they were necessary to decide draws, consisted of two minutes each. Two judges and a referee judged each match. All judges were European and more than half of them were Belgian. There were two sessions held each of the four days of the boxing tournament (21-24 August 1920). The afternoon session was held from 1400-1800, while the evening sessions lasted from 2000-2300.

There were a few controversies in 1920 Olympic boxing, but nothing approaching that of later Olympics. Two of the decisions upset the Americans a great deal, but Belgian sources seem to indicate that they were scoring and reporting errors, not actual judging errors.

  

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Flyweight
(−50.8 kg / 112 lb)
Frankie Genaro
 United States
Anders Petersen
 Denmark
William Cuthbertson
 Great Britain
Bantamweight
(−53.5 kg / 118 lb)
Clarence Walker
 South Africa
Clifford Graham
 Canada
George McKenzie
 Great Britain
Featherweight
(−57.2 kg / 126 lb)
Paul Fritsch
 France
Jean Gachet
 France
Edoardo Garzena
 Italy
Lightweight
(−61.2 kg / 135 lb)
Samuel Mosberg
 United States
Gotfred Johansen
 Denmark
Clarence Newton
 Canada
Welterweight
(−66.7 kg / 147 lb)
Bert Schneider
 Canada
Alexander Ireland
 Great Britain
Frederick Colberg
 United States
Middleweight
(−72.6 kg / 160 lb)
Harry Mallin
 Great Britain
Georges Prud'Homme
 Canada
Moe Herscovitch
 Canada
Light heavyweight
(−79.4 kg / 175 lb)
Eddie Eagan
 United States
Sverre Sørsdal
 Norway
Harold Franks
 Great Britain
Heavyweight
(over 79.4 kg/175 lb)
Ronald Rawson
 Great Britain
Søren Petersen
 Denmark
Albert Eluère
 France
  

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 0 1 4
2  Great Britain (GBR) 2 1 3 6
3  Canada (CAN) 1 2 2 5
4  France (FRA) 1 1 1 3
5  South Africa (RSA) 1 0 0 1
6  Denmark (DEN) 0 3 0 3
7  Norway (NOR) 0 1 0 1
8  Italy (ITA) 0 0 1 1
Totals (8 nations) 8 8 8 24
 

Men's Flyweight

 Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament

Competitors 16from 9 nations

Summary

The flyweight division was won by Frankie Genaro, who was born Frank DiGennara. Shortly after the Olympics he turned professional and became world professional flyweight champion for several years. In the finals he won by a unanimous decision over Anders Pedersen of Denmark.

The men's flyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the lightest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 112 pounds (50.8 kilograms). The competition was held from August 21, 1920 to August 24, 1920. 16 boxers from nine nations competed

Results

Round of 16
August 21
  Quarterfinals
August 22
  Semifinals
August 23
  Final
August 24
                           
 Frankie Genaro (USA) W  
 Einar Nilsen (NOR) L      Genaro (USA) W  
 Jean-B. Rampignon (FRA) W    Rampignon (FRA) L  
 Harry Turner (CAN) L        Genaro (USA) W  
 Joseph Charpentier (BEL) W        Albert (FRA) L  
 Peder Kjellberg (NOR) L      Charpentier (BEL) L
 Charles Albert (FRA) W    Albert (FRA) W  
 Vincenzo Dell'Oro (ITA) L        Genaro (USA) W
 William Cuthbertson (GBR) W        Pedersen (DEN) L
 Einer Jensen (DEN) L      Cuthbertson (GBR) W  
 Ted Zegwaard (NED) W    Zegwaard (NED) L  
 Frederic Virtue (GBR) L        Cuthbertson (GBR) L   Bronze medal bout
 Anders Pedersen (DEN) W        Pedersen (DEN) W  
 Nelis van Dijk (NED) L      Pedersen (DEN) W    Cuthbertson (GBR) W
 Peter Zivic (USA) W    Zivic (USA) L      Albert (FRA) L
 Jules Androt (BEL) L  

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Frankie Genaro 18 United States USA Gold  
2 Anders Pedersen 20 Denmark DEN Silver  
3 William Cuthbertson 17 Great Britain GBR Bronze  
4 Charles Albert   France FRA    
5T Joseph Charpentier   Belgium BEL    
5T Jean-Baptiste Rampignon 19 France FRA    
5T Ted Zegwaard 16 Netherlands NED    
5T Pete Zivic 19 United States USA    
9T Einar Nilsen 18 Norway NOR    
9T Harry Turner 25 Canada CAN    
9T Peder Kjellberg 17 Norway NOR    
9T Pietro Dell'Oro 20 Italy ITA    
9T Einer Jensen 21 Denmark DEN    
9T Frederic Virtue 23 Great Britain GBR    
9T Nelis van Dijk 16 Netherlands NED    
9T Jules Androt   Belgium BEL  

Men's Bantamweight

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament.

 Competitors 12from 7 nations

Summary

South Africa’s Clarence Walker won four decisions to win the gold medal in this event. The 1919 Inter-Allied Champion had been Albert Evans of Australia, who had defeated Enea Marzzorati of Italy, but neither competed at Antwerp.

The men's bantamweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the second-lightest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 118 pounds (53.5 kilograms). The competition was held from August 21, 1920 to August 24, 1920. Twelve boxers from seven nations competed

 

Results

  Round of 16
August 21
  Quarterfinals
August 22
  Semifinals
August 23
  Final
August 24
                                     
       
           George McKenzie (GBR) W  
           John Koss (NOR) L  
             George McKenzie (GBR) L  
   Clarence Walker (RSA) W        Clarence Walker (RSA) W  
   Alfons Bouwens (BEL) L      Clarence Walker (RSA) W  
   Edward Hartman (USA) W      Edward Hartman (USA) L  
   Daniel Bowling (GBR) L        Clarence Walker (RSA) W
             Chris Graham (CAN) L
           Chris Graham (CAN) W  
   Henri Ricard (FRA) W      Henri Ricard (FRA) L  
   Hjalmar Nygaard (NOR) L        Chris Graham (CAN) W   Bronze medal bout
             Henri Hébrants (BEL) L  
           Henri Hébrant (BEL) W    George McKenzie (GBR) W
   Sam Vogel (USA) W      Sam Vogel (USA) L    Henri Hébrants (BEL) L

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Sal Walker 21 South Africa RSA Gold  
2 Cliff Graham 20 Canada CAN Silver  
3 George McKenzie 19 Great Britain GBR Bronze  
4 Henri Hébrans 16 Belgium BEL    
5T Edward Hartman 21 United States USA    
5T John Koss 24 Norway NOR    
5T Henri Ricard   France FRA    
5T Sammy Vogel 17 United States USA    
9T Alfons Bouwens   Belgium BEL    
9T Georges Cochon   France FRA    
9T Dan Bowling   Great Britain GBR    
9T Hjalmar Nygaard 19 Norway NOR  

Men's Featherweight

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament.

 Competitors 17from 10 nations

Summary

Paul Fritsch had his most difficult time in the first round when he faced George Etzell of the United States. In a close bout, the two judges gave the decision to Fritsch while the referee (Sykes of Great Britain) favored Etzell. The decision was at first announced for Etzell, as the referee raised the hand of the boxer he had voted for. But Pierre Makar of Belgium, one of the judges, quickly reversed the decision, stating, correctly, that he and the other judge had selected Fritsch as the victor. The Americans were irate, thinking the decision had been reversed when, in fact, it had only been announced incorrectly. In the next two rounds, Fritsch had an easy time of it, winning his quarter-final and semi-final matches by knock-outs. In the final he faced Jean Gachet of France and won an easy decision. The men's featherweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the third-lightest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 126 pounds (57.2 kilograms). The competition was held from August 21, 1920 to August 24, 1920. 17 boxers from ten nations competed

 

Results

Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
                                   
 Nick Clausen (DEN)  
Bye      Clausen (DEN) W  
 Walter Newton (CAN)    Newton (CAN) L  
Bye        Clausen (DEN) L  
 Jack Zivic (USA)        Zivic (USA) W  
Bye      Zivic (USA)
None   Bye  
None        Zivic (USA) L  
 Jean Gachet (FRA)        Gachet (FRA) W  
Bye      Gachet (FRA) W  
 Arthur Olsen (NOR) W    Olsen (NOR) L  
 Ángel Rodríguez (ARG) L        Gachet (FRA) W
 Philippe Bouvy (BEL)        Bouvy (BEL) L  
Bye      Bouvy (BEL) W
 Wim Hesterman (NED) W    Hesterman (NED) L  
 William Rankin (CAN) L        Gachet (FRA) L
 Paul Fritsch (FRA)        Fritsch (FRA) W
Bye      Fritsch (FRA) W  
 George Etcell (USA)    Etzell (USA) L  
Bye        Fritsch (FRA) W  
 Paul Erdal (NOR)        Erdal (NOR) L  
Bye      Erdal (NOR) W
 Frederick Adams (GBR)    Adams (GBR) L  
Bye        Fritsch (FRA) W
 Edoardo Garzena (ITA)        Garzena (ITA) L  
Bye      Garzena (ITA) W  
 Roger Vincken (BEL)    Vincken (BEL) L     Bronze medal bout
Bye        Garzena (ITA) W
 James Cater (GBR)        Cater (GBR) L      Garzena (ITA) W
Bye      Cater (GBR) W    Zivic (USA) L
 Hans Nielsen (DEN)    Nielsen (DEN) L  
Bye  

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Paul Fritsch 19 France FRA Gold  
2 Jean Gachet 25 France FRA Silver  
3 Edoardo Garzena 19 Italy ITA Bronze  
4 Jack Zivic 16 United States USA    
5T Philippe Bovy   Belgium BEL    
5T Jim Cater 17 Great Britain GBR    
5T Nick Clausen 19 Denmark DEN    
5T Paul Erdal 17 Norway NOR    
9T Walter Newton 18 Canada CAN    
9T Arthur Olsen 19 Norway NOR    
9T Willem Hesterman 22 Netherlands NED    
9T George Etcell 22 United States USA    
9T Fred Adams   Great Britain GBR    
9T Roger Vincken   Belgium BEL    
9T Hans Nielsen 20 Denmark DEN    
16T Angel Rodríguez   Argentina ARG    
16T William Rankin 21 Canada CAN  

Men's Lightweight

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament.

 

Summary

Samuel Mosberg survived a scare in the quarter-finals when he had to go an extra round to defeat Frederick Grace of Great Britain. Grace was, incredibly, the defending champion, although it had been twelve years since he had won the lightweight gold medal in London. In 1920, Grace was 36-years-old, giving 12 years to the younger Mosberg. After defeating Grace, Mosberg scored one of the fastest KO’s in Olympic history when he finished South Africa’s Richard Beland in 15 seconds. The final was close, but Mosberg was awarded the decision. Going to Antwerp, the top American was thought to be Frank Cassidy, who had been AAU Champion in 1919, but Cassidy was decisioned by Denmark’s Gotfred Johansen in the quarter-finals.

The men's lightweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the fourth-lightest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 135.5 pounds (61.2 kilograms). The competition was held from August 21, 1920 to August 24, 1920. 16 boxers from ten nations competed

 

Results

Round of 16
August 21
  Quarterfinals
August 22
  Semifinals
August 23
  Final
August 24
                           
 Samuel Mosberg (USA) W  
 Joseph Solvinto (FRA) L      Mosberg (USA) W  
 Frederick Grace (GBR) W    Grace (GBR) L  
 Herman Nak (NED) L        Mosberg (USA) W  
 Richard Beland (RSA) W        Beland (RSA) L  
 Jacques Grégoire (FRA) L      Beland (RSA) W
 Julien Van Muyzen (BEL) W    Van Muyzen (BEL) L  
 Leo Giunchi (ITA) L        Mosberg (USA) W
 Gotfred Johansen (DEN) W        Johansen (DEN) L
 Jean Neys (BEL) L      Johansen (DEN) W  
 Frank Cassidy (USA) W    Cassidy (USA) L  
 Ko Janssens (NED) L        Johansen (DEN) W   Bronze medal bout
 Johan Sæterhaug (NOR) W        Newton (CAN) L  
 James Gilmour (GBR) L      Sæterhaug (NOR) L    Newton (CAN) W
 Clarence Newton (CAN) W    Newton (CAN) W      Beland (RSA) L
 Johan Jensen (DEN) L  

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Sammy Mosberg 23 United States USA Gold  
2 Gotfred Johansen 24 Denmark DEN Silver  
3 Chris Newton 21 Canada CAN Bronze  
4 Dick Beland   South Africa RSA    
5T Frank Cassidy 24 United States USA    
5T Fred Grace 36 Great Britain GBR    
5T Johan Sæterhaug 27 Norway NOR    
5T Julien Van Muyzen   Belgium BEL    
9T Joseph Solvinto 18 France FRA    
9T Herman Nak 24 Netherlands NED    
9T Jacques Grégoire   France FRA    
9T Leo Giunchi 24 Italy ITA    
9T Jean Neyes   Belgium BEL    
9T Ko Janssens 30 Netherlands NED    
9T James Gilmour   Great Britain GBR    
9T Holger Jensen 21 Denmark DEN    

Men's Welterweight

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament.

 Competitors 18from 10 nations

Summary

Albert “Bert” Schneider was a very unlikely champion. He was born in Cleveland as an American but moved to Montreal as an infant. In 1920 he won the Canadian amateur welterweight championship. He was selected for the Canadian team shortly after that, although he did not have Canadian citizenship. Rules for national representation at the Olympic Games were much looser in 1920. In the semi-finals, Schneider fought another American, Frederick Colberg, and defeated him easily. The finals were closer, and Schneider needed an extra round to win a decision over Alexander Ireland. After the Olympics, Schneider turned professional and fought about 75 fights, with only marginal success.

The men's welterweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the fourth-heaviest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 147 pounds (66.7 kilograms). The competition was held from August 21, 1920 to August 24, 1920. 18 boxers from ten nations competed.

The gold medal bout between Bert Schneider and Alexander Ireland ended in a draw, but the referee ordered the exhausted boxers to fight an extra round
 

Results

  Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
                                               
       
           Trygve Stokstad (NOR) W  
           Roy Ingram (RSA) L  
             Trygve Stokstad (NOR) L  
             William Clark (USA) W  
           William Clark (USA) W  
           Georges Werll (BEL) L  
             William Clark (USA) L  
             Alexander Ireland (GBR) W  
           Alexander Ireland (GBR) W  
           Willy Reichenbach (SUI) L  
             Alexander Ireland (GBR) W
             August Suhr (DEN) L  
           August Suhr (DEN) W  
           René Smet (BEL) L  
             Alexander Ireland (GBR) L
             Bert Schneider (CAN) W
           Bert Schneider (CAN) W  
           Joseph Thomas (RSA) L  
             Bert Schneider (CAN) W  
   Aage Steen (NOR) W        Aage Steen (NOR) L  
   Dario Della Valle (ITA) L      Aage Steen (NOR) W  
           Henri Richards (FRA) L  
             Bert Schneider (CAN) W   Bronze medal bout
             Frederick Colberg (USA) L
           Léon Gillet (FRA) W      Frederick Colberg (USA) W
           Frederick Whitbread (GBR) L    William Clark (USA) L
             Léon Gillet (FRA) L
             Frederick Colberg (USA) W
           Frederick Colberg (USA) W
   Ivan Schannong (DEN) W      Ivan Schannong (DEN) L
   Johannes Heuckelbach (NED) L  

Final Standings

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Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Bert Schneider 22 Canada CAN Gold  
2 Alex Ireland 19 Great Britain GBR Silver  
3 Fred Kolberg 19 United States USA Bronze  
4 William Clark 20 United States USA    
5T Léon Gillet   France FRA    
5T Aage Steen 20 Norway NOR    
5T Trygve Stokstad 17 Norway NOR    
5T August Suhr 26 Denmark DEN    
9T Roy Ingram 19 South Africa RSA    
9T Georges Werll   Belgium BEL    
9T Willy Reichenbach   Switzerland SUI    
9T René Smet   Belgium BEL    
9T Joe Thomas   South Africa RSA    
9T Henri Richards   France FRA    
9T Frederick Whitbread   Great Britain GBR    
9T Ivan Schannong 20 Denmark DEN    
17T Dario Della Valle 21 Italy ITA    
17T Johannes Heuckelbach 27 Netherlands NED  

Men's Middleweight

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament.

 Competitors 17from 9 nations

Summary

Harry Mallin ran through the North Americans to win his gold medal, defeating Americans in the first two rounds and Canadians in the semi-final and final. In the second round against Samuel Lagonia, Lagonia was disqualified for clinching in the second round. The U.S. report stated that the decision was grossly unfair and that it was Mallin who should have been disqualified. However, the Belgian newspapers stated that Mallin was well ahead at the time of the disqualification and that Lagonia was stalling a great deal. Mallin is considered the greatest amateur boxer ever from England. He was apparently never beaten in the ring. In 1924, he returned to the Olympics and became the first boxer to defend an Olympic championship. Lagonia was U.S. AAU Champion from 1919-1921. The 1919 Inter-Allied Champion in this class competed at Antwerp, but Eddie Eagan moved up to the light-heavyweight class.

The men's middleweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the third-heaviest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 160 pounds (72.6 kilograms). The competition was held from August 21, 1920 to August 24, 1920. 17 boxers from nine nations competed

 

Results

  Round of 32   Round of 16   Quarterfinals   Semifinals   Final
                                               
       
           Martin Olsen (DEN) W  
           Edward White (GBR) L  
             Martin Olsen (DEN) L  
             Hjalmar Strømme (NOR) W  
           Hjalmar Strømme (NOR) W  
   Jean Dortet (FRA) W      Jean Dortet (FRA) L  
   Georges Simonon (BEL) L        Hjalmar Strømme (NOR) L  
             Georges Prud'Homme (CAN) W  
           Georges Prud'Homme (CAN) W  
           Antoine Masson (BEL) L  
             Georges Prud'Homme (CAN) W
             Marcel Rey-Golliet (FRA) L  
           Marcel Rey-Golliet (FRA) W  
           Georg Kruse (DEN) L  
             Georges Prud'Homme (CAN) L
             Harry Mallin (GBR) W
           Harry Mallin (GBR) W  
           Joseph Cranston (USA) L  
             Harry Mallin (GBR) W  
             Samuel Lagonia (USA) L  
           Samuel Lagonia (USA) W  
           Rolf Jacobsen (NOR) L  
             Harry Mallin (GBR) W   Bronze medal bout
             Moe Herscovitch (CAN) L
           William Bradley (RSA) W      Moe Herscovitch (CAN) W
           Jan Hesterman (NED) L    Hjalmar Strømme (NOR) L
             William Bradley (RSA) L
             Moe Herscovitch (CAN) W
           Moe Herscovitch (CAN) W
           Paul Munting (NED) L
       

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Harry Mallin 27 Great Britain GBR Gold  
2 Art Prud'homme   Canada CAN Silver  
3 Moe Herscovitch 22 Canada CAN Bronze  
4 Hjalmar Strømme 19 Norway NOR    
5T Bob Bradley   South Africa RSA    
5T Samuel Lagonia 22 United States USA    
5T Martin Olsen 25 Denmark DEN    
5T Michel Rey-Golliet 27 France FRA    
9T Ted White   Great Britain GBR    
9T Jean Dortet   France FRA    
9T Antoine Masson   Belgium BEL    
9T Georg Kruse 25 Denmark DEN    
9T Joseph Cranston 21 United States USA    
9T Rolf Jacobsen 21 Norway NOR    
9T Jan Hesterman 27 Netherlands NED    
9T Paul Munting 20 Netherlands NED    
17 Georges Simonon   Belgium BEL  

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament.

 Competitors 11from 6 nations

Summary

Although more excitement often accompanies the bigger weight classes, every match in the light-heavyweight division was decided by a decision. The winner was Eddie Eagan, who would later become a Rhodes Scholar and would also win a gold medal in bobsledding in the 1932 Olympic Winter Games. Through 2004, he remains the only athlete to have won gold medals in both the winter and summer Olympics. Eagan had been AAU Heavyweight Champion in 1919 and also won a title at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games, though strangely, in the middleweight class. Bronze medalist Harold Franks holds the distinction of being the only man to ever last three rounds against the 1920 heavyweight champion, Ronald Rawson.

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

 

Results

  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  

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Eddie Eagan 21 United States USA Gold  
2 Sverre Sørsdal 19 Norway NOR Silver  
3 Harry Franks   Great Britain GBR Bronze  
4 Hugh Brown 26 Great Britain GBR    
5T Emil Andreasen 24 Denmark DEN    
5T Tom Holdstock   South Africa RSA    
5T Louis Piochelle 31 France FRA    
5T Edwin Schell 19 United States USA    
9T Johan Clementz 25 Norway NOR    
9T René Darbou   France FRA    
9T Jim McGregor   South Africa RSA  

Men's Heavyweight

Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament.

 Competitors 9from 8 nations

Summary

Ronald Rawson was probably the most dominating boxer of the 1920 Olympics. None of his three opponents finished their matches with him. His first two matches were stopped in the third and first rounds, respectively, while in the finals he defeated Søren Petersen by a knock-out in the 2nd round. Rawson retired after winning the 1921 Amateur Boxing Association (Britain) Championship. His career record was 28 wins with no losses, and 27 wins by knock-out. Petersen later became a respected Danish professional boxer. In 1924 he was still an amateur and again won the silver medal in the heavyweight division.

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

Results

  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

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Ron Rawson 27 Great Britain GBR Gold  
2 Søren Petersen 25 Denmark DEN Silver  
3 Xavier Eluère 22 France FRA Bronze  
4 William Spengler 31 United States USA    
5T Victor Creusen   Belgium BEL    
5T Frank Dove 22 Great Britain GBR    
5T Sigurd Hoel 22 Norway NOR    
5T Samuel Stewart 24 United States USA    
9 Mariano Barbaresi 24 Italy ITA  
 

 

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