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George McKenzie

Full name: George McKenzie
Gender: Male
Born: September 22, 1900 in Leith, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Died: April 5, 1941 in Leith, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Affiliations: United Scottish Amateur Boxing Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Boxing

Related Olympians: Brother of James McKenzie.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

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Biography

George McKenzie was the brother of James McKenzie and the nephew of IBU World Professional flyweight champion (January-October 1915) Tancy Lee. McKenzie turned professional in 1922, fighting through 1931, winning 36 fights, losing 7, and drawing 2. He won the British featherweight title in 1924, by defeating Harry Leech of Doncaster over 20 rounds, a bout that was refereed by cricketeer and 1908 Olympic boxing gold medalist Johnny Douglas. McKenzie successfully defended that title one time, against Leech, before losing it in 1925 to Johnny Curley. McKenzie was 1920 ABA Bantamweight Champion, representing the United Scottish Boxing Club. He later worked as an iron driller in a shipyard.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Bantamweight Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1 1920-08-24 McKenzie (GBR) , Hébrants (BEL) decision
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1920-08-23 Walker (RSA) , McKenzie (GBR)
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-22 McKenzie (GBR) , Koss (NOR) decision
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 1 1920-08-21 McKenzie (GBR) bye
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