|Date||9 – 13 August 1932|
|Location||Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California|
|Participants||10 from 10 countries|
|Format||Single elimination tournament.|
|Judge||Mario Del Fante||ITA|
19-year old Cleveland native Carmen Barth’s bout with the Mexican middleweight Manuel Cruz ended with Cruz having the unfortunate distinction of being the only victim of a clean knockout at the LA Olympics. Whilst reports agree that the American was untroubled in winning his first two bouts needed to take the gold medal, reports of the final vary. American newspapers described him as “drumming a victory tattoo on the body of his Argentine opponent”. Other reports claim that, though boxing wildly, Amado Azar was still better than his more precise American opponent. The Argentinean was so upset when he wasn’t given the fight that he immediately left the ring and did not stay for the customary picture with the winner.
Roger Michelot of France lost in the last eight but returned four years later to take light-heavyweight gold in Berlin. Tragically, New Zealand representative Bert Lowe was long dead by then, a victim of a brain injury suffered in only his fourth professional fight.
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Match #1||Carmen Barth||USA|
|Match #2||Manuel Cruz||MEX|
|Match #3||Eddie Peirce||RSA|
|Match #4||Lajos Szigeti||HUN|
|Match #5||Amado Azar||ARG|
|Match #6||Aldo Longinotti||ITA|
|Match #7||Roger Michelot||FRA||Louis Lavoie||CAN||Decision (– - –)|
|Match #8||Hans Bernlöhr||GER||Bert Lowe||NZL||Decision (– - –)|
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
|Match #1||Carmen Barth||USA||Manuel Cruz||MEX||Knock Out (Round 2)|
|Match #2||Eddie Peirce||RSA||Lajos Szigeti||HUN||Decision (– - –)|
|Match #3||Amado Azar||ARG||Aldo Longinotti||ITA||Decision (– - –)|
|Match #4||Roger Michelot||FRA||Hans Bernlöhr||GER||Decision (– - –)|
Winner of each match advanced to the final match.
|Match #1||Carmen Barth||USA||Eddie Peirce||RSA||Decision (– - –)|
|Match #2||Amado Azar||ARG||Roger Michelot||FRA||Decision (– - –)|
|Match 1/2||Carmen Barth||USA||Amado Azar||ARG||Decision (– - –)|
|Match 3/4||Eddie Peirce||RSA||Roger Michelot||FRA||Decision (– - –)|