At the old Olympics was boxing already at the program. Boxing hasn't get entanglet with pankration, a mixture of wrestling and boxing whereby everything is allowed. The nicest victory was this one: in 564 B.C. won Arrachion from Phigalië. He won, because his opponent gave up. He lay stone-ded in the arena...
the Modern Olympic Boxing
In 1904 was boxing for the first time at the program, all titles went to the USA. The very first winner (Samuel Berger), went immediately proffesional.
In the time that boxing was at the program, were there many changes in the weightclasses, and many classes have been added. Since 1952 get the losing semi-finalists a bronze medal.
Decisions and disqualifications
In 1924 were the officials according to the European rules outside the ring, whereby the following of the instructions became impossible and the officials weren't impartially.
By the qualifiers in 1924, was a match between a not so strong Frenchman and the title-defender Harry Mallin (GB). The Frenchman commited contraventions and at the end had the Brittish man the teeth of the Frenchman in his chest. But the Frenchman became the winner. After a protest of the Englishmen with the menace that all the English-speaking countries would retire, the decision was undid.
In 1908 had the silver medalwinner reasons to complain, the official was the father of the gold medalwinner!
But the most remarkable was that in 1952 nobody got the silver medal. The man didn't get a medal, because he was too passive in the ring. After 30 years, he got his medal.
Reserve became winner
In 1952 was the American Norvel Lee just before the Olympics began registered in a lower weightclass (he was reserve), where he won the gold medal. And he got the Val Barker Cup (for the most technical talented boxer). A teammate got the same thing as he, he got gold too.
The winner heavy weight of 1932, an Australian didn't get a homage back home, but he had to go to prison. At the journey back, he guilty of 'localpeacebreak'.