Boxing at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Light heavyweight

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Men's light heavyweight
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
VenueEarl's Court
Wembley Arena
Date9–13 August
Competitors24 from 24 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) George Hunter  South Africa
2nd, silver medalist(s) Don Scott  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mauro Cía  Argentina
← 1936
1952 →

The men's light heavyweight boxing competition at the 1948 Olympic Games in London was held from 9 to 13 August at the Empress Hall in Earl's Court and the Wembley Arena.[1]

Competition format[edit]

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament. The competition began with a preliminary round on 9 August, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, and concluded with a final on 13 August. As there were less than 32 boxers in the competition, a number of boxers received a bye for the preliminary round. All bouts consisted of three periods where the boxers received points for every successful punch they land on their opponent's head or upper body. The boxer with the most points at the end of the bouts wins. If a boxer is knocked to the ground and cannot get up before the referee counts to 10 then the bout is over and the opponent wins.


Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 Mohamed El-Minabawi (EGY)
 Adrian Holmes (AUS) KO-2
 Adrian Holmes (AUS) PTS
 Hugh O'Hagan (IRL)
 Hans Schwarzmann (SUI)
 Hugh O'Hagan (IRL) PTS
 Adrian Holmes (AUS)
 Don Scott (GBR) PTS
 Eskandar Shora (IRI)
 Giacomo Di Segni (ITA) PTS
 Giacomo Di Segni (ITA)
 Don Scott (GBR) PTS
 Don Scott (GBR) RSC-2
 György Kapocsi (HUN)
 Don Scott (GBR)
 Chuck Spieser (USA) PTS  George Hunter (RSA) PTS
 Erik Jensen (DEN)  Chuck Spieser (USA)
 Ray Edwards (JAM)  George Hunter (RSA) PTS
 George Hunter (RSA) PTS  George Hunter (RSA) PTS
 Alejandro Arteche (ESP)  Harry Siljander (FIN)
 Vital L'Hoste (BEL) PTS  Vital L'Hoste (BEL)
 Otto Michtits (AUT)  Harry Siljander (FIN) PTS
 Harry Siljander (FIN) PTS  George Hunter (RSA) PTS Third place
 Mauro Cía (ARG) PTS  Mauro Cía (ARG)
 Hennie Quentemeijer (NED)  Mauro Cía (ARG) DSQ-3  Adrian Holmes (AUS)
 Felipe Posse (URU) PTS  Felipe Posse (URU)  Mauro Cía (ARG) RSC-3
 Otakar Rademacher (TCH)  Mauro Cía (ARG) PTS
 Joseph Roude (FRA)  Franciszek Szymura (POL)
 Israel Quitcón (PUR) RSC-1  Israel Quitcón (PUR)
 Franciszek Szymura (POL) PTS  Franciszek Szymura (POL) RSC-1
 Mac Joachim (IND)


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's Light-Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 November 2018.

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