Albert Harrington

Biographical information

Full nameAlbert Edward•Harrington
Used nameAlbert•Harrington
Born29 October 1914 in Whitechapel, England (GBR)
Died12 March 2007 in Chichester, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBattersea Amateur Boxing Club / Victoria Amateur Boxing Club
NOC Great Britain


Apart from winning the 1936 ABA middleweight title, Albert Harrington did very little of note in the boxing world. He was not even the first choice for the middleweight division at the Olympics that year, but was first reserve. Richard Shrimpton got the Berlin call-up after narrowly losing a great contest with Alf Shawyer in the 1936 South-east London Division Championships.

As the ABA champion, Harrington competed in the match against the United States at Wembley in 1936 but lost on points to Willy Skinner. Harrington also competed in the international match against Denmark in January 1937. When he won the ABA title, he was regarded as a complete outsider, and was not expected to retain his title in 1937, and was knocked out in the first round of his opening bout by B. G. Taafe. During World War II, Harrington served as a bombardier in the Royal Artillery.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Boxing GBR Albert Harrington
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) DNS