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Flyweight (≤112 pounds), Men

Date15 – 20 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationVélodrome d'Hiver, Paris
Participants19 from 13 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

Fidel LaBarba, a 19-year-old high school student from the USA, was unchallenged in winning the gold medal. A fine defensive boxer, he used his elusiveness to dominate his opponents, including Briton James McKenzie in the final. La Barba’s American team-mate Ray Fee took the bronze medal when his Italian opponent withdrew in protest at the standard of officiating.

LaBarba started a professional career a few months later and went on to win the American and World Flyweight titles before his 21st birthday. Sadly, his career ended when an infection caused the loss of an eye. He went on to become a sports journalist and was eventually elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame.

PosBoxerNOC
1Fidel LaBarbaUSAGold
2Jim McKenzieGBRSilver
3Ray FeeUSABronze
4Rinaldo CastellenghiITA
=5Jock MacGregorCAN
=5Ruperto BieteESP
=5Samuel RennieCAN
=5Oscar BergströmSWE
=9Lorenzo VitriaESP
=9Yvon TrèvédicFRA
=9Myles McDonaghIRL
=9R. NyffelerSUI
=9Gaetano LanziITA
=9Leo TurksmaNED
=9Georges GourdyFRA
=9Vicente CatadaARG
=17Teddy WarwickGBR
=17Andrés RecaldeURU
=17Lucien DebleyserBEL
DNSAlfred VoglAUT
DNSA. HubertyLUX
DNSGiovanni SiliITA
DNSHein van der ZeeNED
DNSJ. Van LaereBEL
DNSJohnny McMillanGBR
DNSJohn McDermottUSA
DNSJoé KiefferLUX

Round One (15 July 1924)

Match #1 Rinaldo CastellenghiITA Bye
Match #2 Georges GourdyFRA Bye
Match #3 Ruperto BieteESP Bye
Match #4 Myles McDonaghIRL Bye
Match #5 Samuel RennieCAN Bye
Match #6 R. NyffelerSUI Bye
Match #7 Gaetano LanziITA Andrés RecaldeURU Decision (– - –)
Match #8 Fidel LaBarbaUSA Teddy WarwickGBR Decision (– - –)
Match #9 Yvon TrèvédicFRA Lucien DebleyserBEL Decision (– - –)
Match #10 Oscar BergströmSWE Bye
Match #11 Ray FeeUSA Bye
Match #12 Vicente CatadaARG Bye
Match #13 Jock MacGregorCAN Bye
Match #14 Lorenzo VitriaESP Bye
Match #15 Jim McKenzieGBR Bye
Match #16 Leo TurksmaNED Bye

Round Two (16 July 1924)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Rinaldo CastellenghiITA Georges GourdyFRA Decision (– - –)
Match #2 Ruperto BieteESP Myles McDonaghIRL Decision (– - –)
Match #3 Samuel RennieCAN R. NyffelerSUI Decision (– - –)
Match #4 Fidel LaBarbaUSA Gaetano LanziITA Knock Out (Round 2)
Match #5 Oscar BergströmSWE Yvon TrèvédicFRA Knock Out (Round 1, 0:28)
Match #6 Ray FeeUSA Vicente CatadaARG Decision (– - –)
Match #7 Jock MacGregorCAN Lorenzo VitriaESP Decision (– - –)
Match #8 Jim McKenzieGBR Leo TurksmaNED Knock Out (Round 3)

Quarter-Finals (18 July 1924)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Rinaldo CastellenghiITA Ruperto BieteESP Decision (– - –)
Match #2 Fidel LaBarbaUSA Samuel RennieCAN Decision (– - –)
Match #3 Ray FeeUSA Oscar BergströmSWE Decision (– - –)
Match #4 Jim McKenzieGBR Jock MacGregorCAN Decision (– - –)

Semi-Finals (19 July 1924)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Fidel LaBarbaUSA Rinaldo CastellenghiITA Decision (– - –)
Match #2 Jim McKenzieGBR Ray FeeUSA Decision (– - –)

Final Round (20 July 1924)

Match 1/2 Fidel LaBarbaUSA Jim McKenzieGBR Decision (– - –)
Match 3/4 Ray FeeUSA Rinaldo CastellenghiITA Walkover