Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Power Sports Building, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 7, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Format: Single elimination tournament.
America’s AAU national amateur champion John Daley had made an impression in the quarter finals, knocking the Hungarian Széles to the canvas twice on the way to a clear points decision. In the last semi-final however, he appeared to lose the verdict to the South African fighter Harry Isaacs. When the shouting, booing American fans, who had started for the ring, had been quieted by the Amsterdam police, the judges then announced they had made a mistake and Daley had in fact defeated Isaacs. Despite South African appeals, this decision was upheld. The final was a close contest, the Italian Vittorio Tamagnini winning the approval of the officials over his American opponent.
|2||John Daley||18||United States||USA||Silver|
|3||Harry Isaacs||20||South Africa||RSA||Bronze|
|5T||Jack Garland||20||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||Raymond Van Rumbecke||Belgium||BEL|