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Featherweight (≤126 pounds), Men

Date15 – 20 July 1924
StatusOlympic
LocationVélodrome d'Hiver, Paris
Participants24 from 17 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

The title bout in the featherweight class was played out between two American fighters, Jackie Fields and Joe Salas, who had proved a class above the rest of the field. Fields, considered the most stylish boxer of the entire games, won a clear decision but was so upset at having beaten his good friend Salas that he went back to the dressing room and cried. At sixteen years and four months old, Fields is the youngest Olympic boxing champion. Unless current age restrictions are removed, it will be an honour that he will hold forever. Born as Jacob Finkelstein, Fields went on to a lucrative professional career including a spell as welterweight champion of the world.

PosBoxerNOC
1Jackie FieldsUSAGold
2Joe SalasUSASilver
3Pedro QuartucciARGBronze
4Jean DevergniesBEL
=5Bruno PetrarcaITA
=5Harry DingleyGBR
=5Carlos AbarcaCHI
=5Marcel DepontFRA
=9Livio FrancecchiniITA
=9Emilio BautistaESP
=9Olaf HansenNOR
=9Jacques SauthierSUI
=9Karel TunsBEL
=9Manuel EsmorisURU
=9Herman LevijNED
=9Arthur BeavisGBR
=17Agnew BurlieCAN
=17Gustaf BergmanSWE
=17Luis BruESP
=17Mickey McGowanCAN
=17Henri StuckmannFRA
=17Mossy DoyleIRL
=17Ernie EusticeRSA
=17Jean FlammangLUX
DNSGene ClayCAN
DNSHarry WallachUSA
DNSJ. de MetzNED
DNSJohan VeldtNED
DNSM. PerierFRA
DNSPeter DonaldsonGBR
DNSPál VörösHUN

Round One (15 July 1924)

Winner of each match advanced to the second round.

Match #1 Olaf HansenNOR Bye
Match #2 Jackie FieldsUSA Mossy DoyleIRL Decision (– - –)
Match #3 Emilio BautistaESP Bye
Match #4 Carlos AbarcaCHI Gustaf BergmanSWE Decision (– - –)
Match #5 Pedro QuartucciARG Henri StuckmannFRA Decision (– - –)
Match #6 Arthur BeavisGBR Jean FlammangLUX Knock Out (Round 3)
Match #7 Marcel DepontFRA Ernie EusticeRSA Decision (– - –)
Match #8 Manuel EsmorisURU Bye
Match #9 Harry DingleyGBR Bye
Match #10 Karel TunsBEL Bye
Match #11 Jean DevergniesBEL Luis BruESP Decision (– - –)
Match #12 Livio FrancecchiniITA Mickey McGowanCAN Decision (– - –)
Match #13 Joe SalasUSA Agnew BurlieCAN Knock Out (Round 3)
Match #14 Herman LevijNED Bye
Match #15 Bruno PetrarcaITA Bye
Match #16 Jacques SauthierSUI Bye

Round Two (16 July 1924)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Jackie FieldsUSA Olaf HansenNOR Decision (– - –)
Match #2 Carlos AbarcaCHI Emilio BautistaESP Decision (– - –)
Match #3 Pedro QuartucciARG Arthur BeavisGBR Decision (– - –)
Match #4 Marcel DepontFRA Manuel EsmorisURU Decision (– - –)
Match #5 Harry DingleyGBR Karel TunsBEL Decision (– - –)
Match #6 Jean DevergniesBEL Livio FrancecchiniITA Decision (– - –)
Match #7 Joe SalasUSA Herman LevijNED Decision (– - –)
Match #8 Bruno PetrarcaITA Jacques SauthierSUI Decision (– - –)

Quarter-Finals (18 July 1924)

Match #1 Jackie FieldsUSA Carlos AbarcaCHI Decision (– - –)
Match #2 Pedro QuartucciARG Marcel DepontFRA Decision (– - –)
Match #3 Jean DevergniesBEL Harry DingleyGBR Decision (– - –)
Match #4 Joe SalasUSA Bruno PetrarcaITA Disqualified (Round 2)

Semi-Finals (19 July 1924)

Match #1 Jackie FieldsUSA Pedro QuartucciARG Decision (– - –)
Match #2 Joe SalasUSA Jean DevergniesBEL Decision (– - –)

Final Round (20 July 1924)

Match 1/2 Jackie FieldsUSA Joe SalasUSA Decision (– - –)
Match 3/4 Pedro QuartucciARG Jean DevergniesBEL Decision (– - –)