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Boxing at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight

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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 Albert Oldman
Silver: GBR Sid Evans
Bronze: GBR Frank Parks


This was the only class with no foreign entrants. Albert Oldman was a City of London policeman but was not highly regarded as a boxer prior to the 1908 Olympic tournament. The favorites were Frank Parks, who had been ABA Champ in 1901-02 and 1905-06, and the two most recent ABA Champions, Harold Brewer (1907) and Sydney Evans (1908). But Oldman won both his matches by first-round knock-outs, fighting for less than a total of one round.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Albert Oldman 24 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Sid Evans Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Frank Parks 33 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4T Ian Myrams Great Britain GBR
4T Albert Ireton 28 Great Britain GBR
4T Harold Brewer Great Britain GBR