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Agnew Burlie

Full name: Agnew Preston Burlie
Gender: Male
Born: July 1906 in Dundee, Dundee City, Great Britain
Died: January 24, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Granite AC, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Boxing


The Scotland-born Burlie brothers, Alec and Agnew, emigrated to Canada at a young age and rose to become two of Canada’s premier amateur boxers of the 1920s. While Alec fought as a flyweight, Agnew found success as a featherweight and was Canadian national champion in that category for several years. 1924 was not, however, one of those years – that honor went to [Mickey McGowan] – but Burlie was nonetheless selected as Canada’s official representative in the division for that year’s Summer Olympics at only 17 years of age (McGowan’s trip the Games was financed by his club). There he was defeated in the first round by [Joe Salas], the eventual runner-up, and eliminated. His most notable international title came in 1925, when he won a Pan-American boxing championship. He eventually faded into obscurity and died relatively young, at age 45.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer Paris Boxing Men's Featherweight Canada CAN 17T

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer Paris Boxing Canada CAN Round One Match #13 2 1924-07-15 Salas (USA) , Burlie (CAN)
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