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.
The eventual winner was not highly considered. The favorites had to be Matt Wells, ABA Champion from 1904-1907, and later British and European pro champion in 1911, and Harold Holmes, champion in 1908. But Holmes lost in the quarter-finals to Harry Johnson and Wells lost a decision in the semi-finals to Frederick Grace. Grace was lightly regarded before the Olympic tournament began but he went on to win four ABA Championships at this weight - 1909, 1913, and 1919-1920. He also competed at the 1920 Olympics, where he won one match and then lost to the eventual champion, Sammy Mosberg (USA) in an overtime decision.
|1||Fred Grace||24||Great Britain||GBR||Gold|
|2||Fred Spiller||23||Great Britain||GBR||Silver|
|3||Harry Johnson||20||Great Britain||GBR||Bronze|
|4T||Matt Wells||21||Great Britain||GBR|
|4T||Harold Holmes||Great Britain||GBR|
|4T||George Jessup||Great Britain||GBR|
|7T||Edward Fearman||Great Britain||GBR|
|7T||Frank Osborne||Great Britain||GBR|
|7T||Patrick Fee||Great Britain||GBR|
|DNS||G. M. Wallace||Great Britain||GBR|