Val Barker Award [Edit]

The Val Barker Award is given at each Olympic Games to the boxer who is judged to be the best overall technical boxer. It is named in honor of Val Barker of Great Britain, a former president of the Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur (AIBA), and was first awarded in 1936. Though typically it is given to one of the boxing gold medalists, three times it has been awarded to a non-champion, as follows: 1936 flyweight bronze medalist Lou Laurie (USA); 1968 featherweight bronze medalist Philip Waruinge (KEN); and 1988 light-middleweight silver medalist Roy Jones, Jr. (USA).

Full list of all winners.