Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 15, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: Single elimination tournament.
The title bout in the featherweight class was played out between two American fighters, Jackie Fields and Joe Salas, who had proved a class above the rest of the field. Fields, considered the most stylish boxer of the entire games, won a clear decision but was so upset at having beaten his good friend Salas that he went back to the dressing room and cried. At sixteen years and four months old, Fields is the youngest Olympic boxing champion. Unless current age restrictions are removed, it will be an honour that he will hold forever. Born as Jacob Finkelstein, Fields went on to a lucrative professional career including a spell as welterweight champion of the world.
|1||Jackie Fields||16||United States||USA||Gold|
|2||Joe Salas||20||United States||USA||Silver|
|5T||Harry Dingley||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||Arthur Beavis||Great Britain||GBR|
|17T||Ernie Eustice||19||South Africa||RSA|