Al Young

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlbert "Al"•Young (Jung-)
Used nameAl•Young
Born28 September 1877 in Lauterecken, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Died22 July 1940 in San Francisco, California (USA)
Measurements66 kg
AffiliationsOlympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
NOC United States


Al Young boxed at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics and then settled in San Francisco, California, where he became a boxing promoter. He initially worked at the Association Club, before advancing to bigger programs, and moving his operations to National Hall. In 1925 he started promoting more 10-round bouts, and Young was known as a promoter for young and unproven boxers. He also worked with the Golden Gate Arena. He had difficulty during the Depression, as did many boxing promoters. Young died at National Hall from complications from bleeding ulcers.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Boxing USA Al Young
Welterweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) DNS