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.
Samuel Mosberg survived a scare in the quarter-finals when he had to go an extra round to defeat Frederick Grace of Great Britain. Grace was, incredibly, the defending champion, although it had been twelve years since he had won the lightweight gold medal in London. In 1920, Grace was 36-years-old, giving 12 years to the younger Mosberg. After defeating Grace, Mosberg scored one of the fastest KO’s in Olympic history when he finished South Africa’s Richard Beland in 15 seconds. The final was close, but Mosberg was awarded the decision. Going to Antwerp, the top American was thought to be Frank Cassidy, who had been AAU Champion in 1919, but Cassidy was decisioned by Denmark’s Gotfred Johansen in the quarter-finals.
|1||Sammy Mosberg||23||United States||USA||Gold|
|4||Dick Beland||South Africa||RSA|
|5T||Frank Cassidy||24||United States||USA|
|5T||Fred Grace||36||Great Britain||GBR|
|5T||Julien Van Muyzen||Belgium||BEL|
|9T||James Gilmour||Great Britain||GBR|