Full name: Clifford John "Cliff" Graham
Other name(s): Chris Graham
Born: March 18, 1900 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Riverside Athletic Club, Toronto (CAN)
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Cliff Graham took up boxing in 1916 and was Canadian champion in the bantamweight division in 1919 and 1920. He almost missed his opportunity to represent his nation at the 1920 Summer Olympics because the selection committee had received incorrect information about his amateur record, but his club, Riverside AC, appealed and Graham was sent to Antwerp. After receiving a bye in the opening round, he defeated [Henri Ricard] of France and [Henri HÃ©brants] of Belgium in the quarter and semifinals respectively, before losing to South African [Sal Walker] in the final and settling for a silver medal. He continued to compete as an amateur and, four years later, was sent to the 1924 Summer Games, this time in the lightweight category. He defeated [Liberto Corney] of Uruguay in the first round, but was bested by [Ben Rothwell] of the United States in round two and eliminated from the tournament.
Graham announced his decision to turn professional in February 1925 and won his first bout, against Canadian George Smith, the following month. In January 1927 he became the Canadian lightweight champion by defeating Tommy Mitchell, but lost the title less than two months later to [Chris Newton]. Graham had won a close bout against Newton, an Olympic bronze medalist from 1920, three months earlier, but was unable to repeat his victory. Graham retired in 1930 with a record of 21-9-0.
|1920 Summer||20||Antwerpen||Boxing||Men's Bantamweight||Canada||CAN||2||Silver|
|1924 Summer||24||Paris||Boxing||Men's Lightweight||Canada||CAN||9T|
|1920 Summer||20||Antwerpen||Boxing||Canada||CAN||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||1920-08-24||Walker (RSA) , Graham (CAN)|
|1920 Summer||20||Antwerpen||Boxing||Canada||CAN||Semi-Finals||Match #2||1||1920-08-23||Graham (CAN) , HÃ©brans (BEL)||decision|
|1920 Summer||20||Antwerpen||Boxing||Canada||CAN||Quarter-Finals||Match #3||1||1920-08-22||Graham (CAN) , Ricard (FRA)||knock-out||1|
|1920 Summer||20||Antwerpen||Boxing||Canada||CAN||Round One||Match #5||1||1920-08-21||Graham (CAN)||bye|
|1924 Summer||24||Paris||Boxing||Canada||CAN||Round Two||Match #8||2||1924-07-17||Rothwell (USA) , Graham (CAN)|
|1924 Summer||24||Paris||Boxing||Canada||CAN||Round One||Match #16||1||1924-07-16||Graham (CAN) , Corney (URU)||decision|