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Frank Floyd

Full name: Frank Joseph Floyd
Other name(s): Jack Egan
Gender: Male
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: May 27, 1878 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 15, 1950 in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Biography

All Olympic record books list the silver medallist in the 1904 lightweight boxing event as Jack Eagan (although spelled Egan). He lost the final on decision to Harry Spanjer, while Russell Van Horn took third place. But more than a year later, Eagan was discovered to have been fighting under an alias. This was not uncommon at the time, as many more wealthy citizens did not want to be associated with sports. Eagan's real name was Frank Floyd, and he came from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. While this may not seem serious, by the rules of the AAU it was illegal to fight under an assumed name, a so-called "ringer". In November 1905, the AAU decided that "Eagan" would be disqualified from all AAU competitions, and he would have to return his prizes. The Atlantic Association that had knowingly accepted Floyd's application as Eagan was also expelled from the AAU.

As a lightweight, he won two decisions before losing in the finals to Harry Spanjer. He was denied his chance for a rematch with Spanjer when Al Young beat him in the semi-finals of the welterweight class.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Boxing Men's Lightweight United States USA AC DQ
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Boxing Men's Welterweight United States USA AC DQ

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1904-09-22 Spanjer (USA) , Floyd (USA)
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1904-09-21 Floyd (USA) , Sturholdt (USA)
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1904-09-21 Floyd (USA) , Lydon (USA) decision

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1904-09-21 Young (USA) , Floyd (USA)
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