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Boxing at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Northampton Institute, Clerkenwell
Date Started: October 27, 1908
Date Finished: October 27, 1908
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: GBR Harry Thomas
Silver: GBR Johnny Condon
Bronze: GBR Wally Webb


There was only one non-British competitor, [Pierre Mazior] of France. Most of the top British bantams were present. [Henry Perry] had been Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) champion in 1903-1904, while [Wally Webb] won that title in 1905 and 1910, and [Johnny Condon] would win it in 1909. [Henry Thomas] won two decisions to take the gold medal, receiving a bye in the semi-finals. He was also ABA Champion in 1908. Thomas turned professional in 1909 and settled in the United States. He fought there and in Australia until his retirement in 1916.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Harry Thomas 19 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Johnny Condon 19 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Wally Webb 25 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4T Frank McGurk 27 Great Britain GBR
4T Pierre Mazior France FRA
4T Henry Perry Great Britain GBR