Boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics

Boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta. The boxing schedule began on 20 July and ended on 4 August. Twelve boxing events were contested, with the participation of 355 athletes from 97 countries.[1]

There was significant controversy surrounding judging of the fight between Floyd Mayweather of the US and Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria, with Todorov winning the semi-final bout which, according to many observers, was won by Mayweather.

Qualification

The following tournaments were used as qualification tournaments for boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

EventDateVenue
Asian Championships1 to October 8, 1995 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
European ChampionshipsMarch 30 to April 7, 1996 Vejle, Denmark
All-Africa Games13 to September 23, 1995 Harare, Zimbabwe
Africa Qualification TournamentApril/May 1996 Cairo, Egypt
Australia and Oceania Qualification TournamentOctober 1995 Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pan American GamesMarch 1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina
Central America Qualification TournamentFebruary 1996 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
North America Qualification TournamentApril 1996 Halifax, Canada
South American ChampionshipsMarch 1996 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Asian Qualification TournamentApril 19–20, 1996 Pasay, Philippines

Medal winners

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight (– 48 kg)
Daniel Petrov
 Bulgaria
Mansueto Velasco
 Philippines
Oleg Kiryukhin
 Ukraine
Rafael Lozano
 Spain
Flyweight (– 51 kg)
Maikro Romero
 Cuba
Bulat Jumadilov
 Kazakhstan
Zoltan Lunka
 Germany
Albert Pakeyev
 Russia
Bantamweight (– 54 kg)
István Kovács
 Hungary
Arnaldo Mesa
 Cuba
Vichairachanon Khadpo
 Thailand
Raimkul Malakhbekov
 Russia
Featherweight (– 57 kg)
Kamsing Somluck
 Thailand
Serafim Todorov
 Bulgaria
Pablo Chacón
 Argentina
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
 United States
Lightweight (– 60 kg)
Hocine Soltani
 Algeria
Tontcho Tontchev
 Bulgaria
Terrance Cauthen
 United States
Leonard Doroftei
 Romania
Light welterweight (– 63.5 kg)
Héctor Vinent
 Cuba
Oktay Urkal
 Germany
Fathi Missaoui
 Tunisia
Bolat Niyazymbetov
 Kazakhstan
Welterweight (– 67 kg)
Oleg Saitov
 Russia
Juan Hernández Sierra
 Cuba
Daniel Santos
 Puerto Rico
Marian Simion
 Romania
Light middleweight (– 71 kg)
David Reid
 United States
Alfredo Duvergel
 Cuba
Yermakhan Ibraimov
 Kazakhstan
Karim Tulaganov
 Uzbekistan
Middleweight (– 75 kg'
Ariel Hernández
 Cuba
Malik Beyleroğlu
 Turkey
Rhoshii Wells
 United States
Mohamed Bahari
 Algeria
Light heavyweight (– 81 kg)
Vasilii Jirov
 Kazakhstan
Lee Seung-Bae
 South Korea
Antonio Tarver
 United States
Thomas Ulrich
 Germany
Heavyweight (– 91 kg)'
Félix Savón
 Cuba
David Defiagbon
 Canada
Nate Jones
 United States
Luan Krasniqi
 Germany
Super heavyweight (+ 91 kg)
Wladimir Klitschko
 Ukraine
Paea Wolfgram
 Tonga
Duncan Dokiwari
 Nigeria
Alexei Lezin
 Russia

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Cuba (CUB)4307
2 Bulgaria (BUL)1203
3 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1124
4 United States (USA)1056
5 Russia (RUS)1034
6 Algeria (ALG)1012
 Thailand (THA)1012
 Ukraine (UKR)1012
9 Hungary (HUN)1001
10 Germany (GER)0134
11 Canada (CAN)0101
 Philippines (PHI)0101
 South Korea (KOR)0101
 Tonga (TGA)0101
 Turkey (TUR)0101
16 Romania (ROU)0022
17 Argentina (ARG)0011
 Nigeria (NGR)0011
 Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
 Spain (ESP)0011
 Tunisia (TUN)0011
 Uzbekistan (UZB)0011
Totals (22 nations)12122448

Results

Light flyweight (– 48kg)

Flyweight (– 51kg)

Bantamweight (– 54 kg)

Featherweight (– 57kg)

Lightweight (– 60kg)

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Light welterweight (– 63.5kg)

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Welterweight (– 67kg)

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Light middleweight (– 71kg)

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Middleweight (– 75kg)

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Light heavyweight (– 81kg)

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Heavyweight (– 91kg)

First round

Second round

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

Super heavyweight (> 91kg)

References

  1. "Boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
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