Frederick Grace Boxer

Frederick "Fred" Grace (29 February 1884 – 23 July 1964) was a lightweight boxer. At the 1908 Olympic Games he became British and European professional champion. Born in Edmonton, Middlesex, he first became a boxer at Eton Mission Boxing Club. From that time to the Olympics in 1908 he never won a single title. After the Games, Grace went on to win four ABA lightweight titles between 1909 and 1920. However, boxing was banned from the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm and Grace was unable to defend his title. By 1920 he was 36 years old and at the Olympics in Antwerp he won just one bout in the lightweight class before being eliminated by the eventual winner of the title, Samuel Mosberg, of the US. Grace worked as a heating engineer for most of his life and retired in 1949. He died on July 23, 1964 at Ilford, Essex, aged 80, after being struck by a car while out walking.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 29th, 1884
Date of death
July 23rd, 1964 at age of 80
Places lived
Edmonton, London , England

Olympic medals

1908 Summer Olympics London

The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the IV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in 1908 in London, England, United Kingdom. These games were originally scheduled to be held in Rome, but were re-located on financial grounds following a disastrous eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 1906. They were the fourth chronological modern Olympic Games in keeping with the now-accepted four-year cycle as opposed to the proposed Intercalated Games alternate four-year cycle. The IOC president for these Games was Baron Pierre de Coubertin. Lasting a total of 187 days, or 6 months and 4 days, these games were the longest in modern Olympics history.

Medal Event Date Location Other medalists
Gold
Boxing – Lightweight 1908

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