Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 16, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: Single elimination tournament.
Harry Mitchell had already won three Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) titles by the time of the Paris Games and was considered one of the favourites for the Olympic title. After straightforward victories he met the awkward Italian Carlo Sauraldi in the semi-finals, Mitchell winning a close decision in a bout of clashing styles. Sauraldi didn’t have the chance of fighting for a bronze medal as the Italian management pulled both their losing semi-finalists out of the competition. In the final Mitchell outpointed Thyge Pedersen of Denmark, who would become European amateur champion in 1925.
|1||Harry Mitchell||26||Great Britain||GBR||Gold|
|5T||George Mulholland||19||United States||USA|
|5T||John Courtis||21||Great Britain||GBR|
|5T||Tom Kirby||19||United States||USA|
|9T||Jean Welter, Sr.||23||Luxembourg||LUX|