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Boxing at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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

Gold: GBR Richard Gunn
Silver: GBR Charley Morris
Bronze: GBR Hugh Roddin

Summary

The winner, Richard Gunn, had two decisions and one knock-out in his three bouts. He was 37 years old in 1908, having won the ABA featherweight championship in 1894-1896. He then retired at the request of the boxing officials because of his superiority over all his competitors, but he came out of retirement for the 1908 Olympics. The runner-up, Charles Morris, had been ABA champion in this class in 1904. In the final, Gunn won the first round and Morris the second, but Gunn, despite his age, outpointed Morris in the 3rd round for the decision.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Richard Gunn 37 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Charley Morris Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Hugh Roddin 21 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Tom Ringer Great Britain GBR
5T Louis Constant France FRA
5T Étienne Poillot France FRA
5T John Lloyd Great Britain GBR
5T Edward Adams Great Britain GBR