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.
Albert “Bert” Schneider was a very unlikely champion. He was born in Cleveland as an American but moved to Montreal as an infant. In 1920 he won the Canadian amateur welterweight championship. He was selected for the Canadian team shortly after that, although he did not have Canadian citizenship. Rules for national representation at the Olympic Games were much looser in 1920. In the semi-finals, Schneider fought another American, Frederick Colberg, and defeated him easily. The finals were closer, and Schneider needed an extra round to win a decision over Alexander Ireland. After the Olympics, Schneider turned professional and fought about 75 fights, with only marginal success.
|2||Alex Ireland||19||Great Britain||GBR||Silver|
|3||Fred Kolberg||19||United States||USA||Bronze|
|4||William Clark||20||United States||USA|
|9T||Roy Ingram||19||South Africa||RSA|
|9T||Joe Thomas||South Africa||RSA|
|9T||Frederick Whitbread||Great Britain||GBR|
|17T||Dario Della Valle||21||Italy||ITA|