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Boxing at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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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.

Gold: USA Eddie Eagan
Silver: NOR Sverre Sørsdal
Bronze: GBR Harry Franks

Summary

Although more excitement often accompanies the bigger weight classes, every match in the light-heavyweight division was decided by a decision. The winner was Eddie Eagan, who would later become a Rhodes Scholar and would also win a gold medal in bobsledding in the 1932 Olympic Winter Games. Through 2004, he remains the only athlete to have won gold medals in both the winter and summer Olympics. Eagan had been AAU Heavyweight Champion in 1919 and also won a title at the 1919 Inter-Allied Games, though strangely, in the middleweight class. Bronze medalist Harold Franks holds the distinction of being the only man to ever last three rounds against the 1920 heavyweight champion, Ronald Rawson.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Eddie Eagan 21 United States USA Gold
2 Sverre Sørsdal 19 Norway NOR Silver
3 Harry Franks Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Hugh Brown 26 Great Britain GBR
5T Emil Andreasen 24 Denmark DEN
5T Tom Holdstock South Africa RSA
5T Louis Piochelle 31 France FRA
5T Edwin Schell 19 United States USA
9T Johan Clementz 25 Norway NOR
9T René Darbou France FRA
9T Jim McGregor South Africa RSA