Albert Oldman

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Albert Oldman
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Oldman at 1908 Olympics in London
Personal information
Born 18 November 1883 (1883-11-18)
Mile End, London, England
Died 15 January 1961 (1961-01-16) (aged 77)
Upminster, London, England

Albert Leonard Oldman (18 November 1883 – 15 January 1961) was an English super heavyweight boxer in the 1908 Olympics in London for Great Britain.


Oldman was born in Mile End, London in 1883. His passage to Olympic gold was one of the smoothest ever as he knocked out his first rival within a minute. He received a bye in the semi-final and defeated Sydney Evans, his fellow Briton, in less than two minutes in the final.

Oldman, who served in the Royal Horse Guards, later became a policeman in the City of London Police. He emigrated to join the Ceylon force in 1910.

He died on January 15, 1961, at the age of 77, in Upminster, London.