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George McKenzie

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorge•McKenzie
Used nameGeorge•McKenzie
Born22 September 1900 in Leith, City of Edinburgh, Scotland (GBR)
Died5 April 1941 in Leith, City of Edinburgh, Scotland (GBR)
AffiliationsUnited Scottish Amateur Boxing Club
NOC Great Britain

Biography

George McKenzie was the brother of James McKenzie and the nephew of IBU World Professional flyweight champion (January-October 1915) Tancy Lee. McKenzie turned professional in 1922, fighting through 1931, winning 36 fights, losing 7, and drawing 2. He won the British featherweight title in 1924, by defeating Harry Leech of Doncaster over 20 rounds, a bout that was refereed by cricketeer and 1908 Olympic boxing gold medalist Johnny Douglas. McKenzie successfully defended that title one time, against Leech, before losing it in 1925 to Johnny Curley. McKenzie was 1920 ABA Bantamweight Champion, representing the United Scottish Boxing Club. He later worked as an iron driller in a shipyard.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Boxing GBR George McKenzie
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

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