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Boxing at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Power Sports Building, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 7, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: HUN Antal Kocsis
Silver: FRA Armand Apell
Bronze: ITA Carlo Cavagnoli


US boxers had dominated the flyweight division the three times it had previously been held and [Hymie Miller], the reigning US national amateur champion, was favoured to continue this proud record. In his first bout however, he was surprisingly defeated by the Belgian [Marcel Sartos]. The decision of the judges was greeted with shock by the American team officials and the US delegation briefly considered withdrawing all their boxers from the Games. When US boxing team manager Jacob Stumpf approached American Olympic committee president General Douglas Mcarthur with a view to abandoning the competition, he was told "Americans never quit" and the US boxers continued in the tournament. [Lennart Bohman], the Swede who had been the 1927 European champion, also failed to win a single bout, losing to the German [Hubert Ausböck]. The final matched [Antal Kocsis] of Hungary with the Frenchman, [Armand Apell]. Kocsis, who was the losing finalist in the previous year’s European championship won the verdict and became the first Hungarian gold medalist in boxing.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Antal Kocsis 22 Hungary HUN Gold
2 Armand Apell 23 France FRA Silver
3 Carlo Cavagnoli 21 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Baddie Lebanon 17 South Africa RSA
5T Cuthbert Taylor 18 Great Britain GBR
5T Ben Bril 15 Netherlands NED
5T Hubert Ausböck 20 Germany GER
5T Alfredo Gaona Mexico MEX
9T Juan Trillo 19 Argentina ARG
9T Frankie Martin 20 Canada CAN
9T Olav Nilsen 26 Norway NOR
9T Myles McDonagh Ireland IRL
9T José Vilanova 19 Spain ESP
9T Lennart Bohman 18 Sweden SWE
9T Marcel Sartos Belgium BEL
9T Nikolaos Fexis Greece GRE
17T Hymie Miller 17 United States USA
17T Joé Kieffer 18 Luxembourg LUX
17T José Turra Chile CHI