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Boxing at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Physical Culture Gymnasium, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 21, 1904
Date Finished: September 22, 1904
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Sam Berger
Silver: USA Charles Mayer
Bronze: USA Bill Michaels
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Sam Berger won two bouts to win the gold medal, defeating Bill Michaels by a knockout in round three in the first match, and then defeating Charles Mayer by decision in the final. Berger had a brief pro career but then served as a sparring partner and manager to future World Heavyweight Champion Jim Jeffries. The 1904 AAU Champion was William Rodenbach, who had also won that title in 1901, but was primarily a middleweight, having won that AAU title from 1900-04. He did not enter either class at the Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sam Berger 19 United States USA Gold
2 Charles Mayer United States USA Silver
3 Bill Michaels 27 United States USA Bronze