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Boxing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 15, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Fidel LaBarba
Silver: GBR James McKenzie
Bronze: USA Ray Fee

Summary

Fidel LaBarba, a 19-year-old high school student from the USA, was unchallenged in winning the gold medal. A fine defensive boxer, he used his elusiveness to dominate his opponents, including Briton James McKenzie in the final. La Barba's American team-mate Ray Fee took the bronze medal when his Italian opponent withdrew in protest at the standard of officiating.

LaBarba started a professional career a few months later and went on to win the American and World Flyweight titles before his 21st birthday. Sadly, his career ended when an infection caused the loss of an eye. He went on to become a sports journalist and was eventually elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Fidel LaBarba 18 United States USA Gold
2 James McKenzie 20 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Ray Fee 21 United States USA Bronze
4 Rinaldo Castellenghi 17 Italy ITA
5T Jock MacGregor Canada CAN
5T Ruperto Biete 18 Spain ESP
5T Samuel Rennie 20 Canada CAN
5T Oscar Bergström 21 Sweden SWE
9T Lorenzo Vitria 16 Spain ESP
9T Yvon Trèvédic 21 France FRA
9T Myles McDonagh Ireland IRL
9T R. Nyffeler Switzerland SUI
9T Gaetano Lanzi 19 Italy ITA
9T Leo Turksma 18 Netherlands NED
9T Georges Gourdy 18 France FRA
9T Vicente Catada 20 Argentina ARG
17T Eddie Warwick Great Britain GBR
17T Andrés Recalde 19 Uruguay URU
17T Lucien Debleyser 20 Belgium BEL