Bert Brewer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerbert "Bert"•Brewer
Used nameBert•Brewer
Born21 November 1876 in Islington, England (GBR)
Died1946 in Edmonton, England (GBR)
AffiliationsPolytechnic BC, Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Between 1896, when he lost his first ABA lightweight final to A. Vanderhout, and 1899, when he beat Vanderhout to win his first title, Bert Brewer won nearly 30 events. He failed to successfully defend his ABA title in 1900 when beaten by G. W. Humphries in the final. After that, following a weight increase, Brewer quit competitive boxing for a few years. However, after getting involved in coaching, he decided to make a comeback and went on to win the ABA heavyweight title in 1907. Despite conceding weight and height to Albert Ireton, Brewer outsmarted, and outclassed his opponent. The ABA success led to Brewer gaining Olympic selection in 1908, where he was unlucky to be drawn against Frank Parks in his opening bout, and Brewer lost on a decision.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Boxing GBR Bert Brewer
Heavyweight, Men (Olympic) =4


Name previously given as Harold Brewer, but this is not supported by contemporary sources.