Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Power Sports Building, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 7, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Format: Single elimination tournament.
America's AAU national amateur champion [John Daley] had made an impression in the quarter finals, knocking the Hungarian [SzÃ©les] to the canvas twice on the way to a clear points decision. In the last semi-final however, he appeared to lose the verdict to the South African fighter [Harry Isaacs]. When the shouting, booing American fans, who had started for the ring, had been quieted by the Amsterdam police, the judges then announced they had made a mistake and Daley had in fact defeated Isaacs. Despite South African appeals, this decision was upheld. The final was a close contest, the Italian [Vittorio Tamagnini] winning the approval of the officials over his American opponent.
|2||John Daley||18||United States||USA||Silver|
|3||Harry Isaacs||20||South Africa||RSA||Bronze|
|5T||Jack Garland||20||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||Raymond Van Rumbecke||Belgium||BEL|