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Boxing at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Started: August 7, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Events: 8

Participants: 144 (144 men and 0 women) from 29 countries
Youngest Participant: NED Ben Bril (16 years, 23 days)
Oldest Participant: GBR Alf Jackson (32 years, 207 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 24 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): ARG Argentina and ITA Italy (4 medals)


The Olympic boxing tournament was held in the Krachtsportgebouw in Amsterdam. Competition took place between the 7th and 11th of August in 8 weight categories. With entries now limited to one boxer per nation, the number of participants was slightly reduced but the number of countries represented rose to 29. Okamoto and Usuda of Japan became the first Asian boxers to compete at Olympic level.