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Boxing at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Northampton Institute, Clerkenwell
Date Started: October 27, 1908
Date Finished: October 27, 1908
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: GBR Harry Thomas
Silver: GBR Johnny Condon
Bronze: GBR Wally Webb


There was only one non-British competitor, [Pierre Mazior] of France. Most of the top British bantams were present. [Henry Perry] had been Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) champion in 1903-1904, while [Wally Webb] won that title in 1905 and 1910, and [Johnny Condon] would win it in 1909. [Henry Thomas] won two decisions to take the gold medal, receiving a bye in the semi-finals. He was also ABA Champion in 1908. Thomas turned professional in 1909 and settled in the United States. He fought there and in Australia until his retirement in 1916.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Harry Thomas 19 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Johnny Condon 19 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Wally Webb 25 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4T Frank McGurk 27 Great Britain GBR
4T Pierre Mazior France FRA
4T Henry Perry Great Britain GBR