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Harry Franks

Full name: Harold "Harry" Franks
Gender: Male
Affiliations: St. Pancras Amateur Boxing Club, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

In 1920 Harold Franks, the first British light-heavyweight champion, lost in the 1920 Olympic semi-finals to American Rhodes Scholar Eddie Eagan. Franks fought for the St. Pancras Amateur Boxing Club. Of his three professional fights after the Olympics he managed to win only the first one against Nicol Simpson, who was already in the final phase of his career. Franks lost the other two on points and retired from boxing in 1922.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer Antwerpen Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1920 Summer Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1 1920-08-24 Franks (GBR) walkover
1920 Summer Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-08-23 Eagan (USA) , Franks (GBR)
1920 Summer Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-23 Franks (GBR) , Piochelle (FRA) decision
1920 Summer Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #3 1 1920-08-21 Franks (GBR) bye
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