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Featherweight (≤126 pounds), Men

Date9 – 13 August 1932
LocationGrand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Participants10 from 10 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

Carmelo Robledo was a teenage office clerk from Argentina who had reached the quarter-finals in Amsterdam. In Los Angeles he used his physical strength to win three straight decisions and take the Olympic title. The final had started quietly but Scheinklofer of Germany increased the tempo in the second round and was reported as “letting his fists fly”. The German tired in the final three minutes but his supporters still believed he had done enough to claim victory.

The American entrant Johnny Hines went out to Carlsson of Sweden in the quarter-finals, hampered by cuts above both eyes he had received in his first round fight.

1Carmelo RobledoARGGold
2Josef SchleinkoferGERSilver
3Allan CarlssonSWEBronze
4Gaspare AlessandriITA
=5Johnny KellerCAN
=5Henri WalterFRA
=5Ernie SmithIRL
=5Johnny HinesUSA
=9Katsuo KameokaJPN
=9Miguel AraicoMEX

Round One (9 August 1932)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Josef SchleinkoferGER
Match #2 Johnny KellerCAN
Match #3 Gaspare AlessandriITA
Match #4 Henri WalterFRA
Match #5 Carmelo RobledoARG
Match #6 Ernie SmithIRL
Match #7 Allan CarlssonSWE Katsuo KameokaJPN Decision (– - –)
Match #8 Johnny HinesUSA Miguel AraicoMEX Decision (– - –)

Quarter-Finals (11 August 1932)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Josef SchleinkoferGER Johnny KellerCAN Decision (– - –)
Match #2 Gaspare AlessandriITA Henri WalterFRA Decision (– - –)
Match #3 Carmelo RobledoARG Ernie SmithIRL Decision (– - –)
Match #4 Allan CarlssonSWE Johnny HinesUSA Decision (– - –)

Semi-Finals (12 August 1932)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Josef SchleinkoferGER Gaspare AlessandriITA Decision (– - –)
Match #2 Carmelo RobledoARG Allan CarlssonSWE Decision (– - –)

Final Round (13 August 1932)

Match 1/2 Carmelo RobledoARG Josef SchleinkoferGER Decision (– - –)
Match 3/4 Allan CarlssonSWE Gaspare AlessandriITA Decision (– - –)