Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Celebration Hall, Royal Zoological Society, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 21, 1920
Date Finished: August 24, 1920
Format: Single elimination tournament.
Paul Fritsch had his most difficult time in the first round when he faced George Etzell of the United States. In a close bout, the two judges gave the decision to Fritsch while the referee (Sykes of Great Britain) favored Etzell. The decision was at first announced for Etzell, as the referee raised the hand of the boxer he had voted for. But Pierre Makar of Belgium, one of the judges, quickly reversed the decision, stating, correctly, that he and the other judge had selected Fritsch as the victor. The Americans were irate, thinking the decision had been reversed when, in fact, it had only been announced incorrectly. In the next two rounds, Fritsch had an easy time of it, winning his quarter-final and semi-final matches by knock-outs. In the final he faced Jean Gachet of France and won an easy decision.
|4||Jack Zivic||16||United States||USA|
|5T||Jim Cater||17||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||George Etcell||22||United States||USA|
|9T||Fred Adams||Great Britain||GBR|