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Boxing at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Power Sports Building, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 7, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: ITA Vittorio Tamagnini
Silver: USA John Daley
Bronze: RSA Harry Isaacs

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Vittorio Tamagnini 18 Italy ITA Gold
2 John Daley 18 United States USA Silver
3 Harry Isaacs 20 South Africa RSA Bronze
4 Frank Traynor Ireland IRL
5T Carmelo Robledo 15 Argentina ARG
5T Jack Garland 20 Great Britain GBR
5T Vince Glionna 22 Canada CAN
5T János Széles Hungary HUN
9T Fuji Okamoto 22 Japan JPN
9T Raymond Van Rumbecke Belgium BEL
9T Fidel Ortíz 19 Mexico MEX
9T Ernest Mignard France FRA
9T Hans Ziglarski 22 Germany GER
9T Aage Fahrenholtz 27 Denmark DEN
9T Lars Mellström 23 Sweden SWE
9T Osvaldo Sánchez 17 Chile CHI
17T Stefan Glon 19 Poland POL
17T Ingvald Bjerke 21 Norway NOR