Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics took place in the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall. The event was only open to men and bouts were contested over four rounds of two minutes each. Five judges scored the fighters in real time and the boxer with the most points at the end was the winner.[1]

at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenuePeristeri Olympic Boxing Hall
Dates14 – 29 August 2004
Competitors280 from 72 nations

Three days before the Games opening ceremony the International Olympic Committee announced that Kenyan boxer David Munyasia had tested positive for cathine and has been excluded from the event.[2]

Several medalists at the 2004 Olympics, including Amir Khan, Andre Ward, Gennady Golovkin, Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Guillermo Rigondeaux, later went on to become world champions in professional boxing. However, Russian boxers don’t typically turn pro as their government provides them with extensive funding which allows them to keep their “amateur” status and compete at multiple Olympics.[3] The tournament was also Mario Kindelán's final Olympic event before retirement, with a second lightweight gold metal after beating Amir Khan.

Test event

The pre-olympic test event, better known as the 25th Acropolis Cup, was held from 26 to 30 May 2004 in the Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall in Athens, Greece.


The following tournaments were used as qualification tournaments for boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

North and South America
Australia and Oceania
  • Qualification Tournament in Tonga from 26 April to 2 May 2004

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
Yan Bartelemí
Atagün Yalçınkaya
Zou Shiming
Sergey Kazakov
Yuriorkis Gamboa
Jérôme Thomas
Fuad Aslanov
Rustamhodza Rahimov
Guillermo Rigondeaux
Worapoj Petchkoom
Aghasi Mammadov
Bahodirjon Sultonov
Aleksei Tishchenko
Kim Song-guk
 North Korea
Vitali Tajbert
Jo Seok-Hwan
 South Korea
Mario Kindelán
Amir Khan
 Great Britain
Serik Yeleuov
Murat Khrachev
Light welterweight
Manus Boonjumnong
Yudel Johnson
Boris Georgiev
Ionuţ Gheorghe
Bakhtiyar Artayev
Lorenzo Aragón
Kim Jung-Joo
 South Korea
Oleg Saitov
Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov
Gennady Golovkin
Suriya Prasathinphimai
Andre Dirrell
 United States
Light heavyweight
Andre Ward
 United States
Magomed Aripgadjiev
Ahmed Ismail
Utkirbek Haydarov
Odlanier Solís
Viktar Zuyev
Mohamed Elsayed
Nasser Al Shami
Super heavyweight
Alexander Povetkin
Mohamed Aly
Michel López Núñez
Roberto Cammarelle

Medal table

1 Cuba (CUB)5218
2 Russia (RUS)3036
3 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1113
 Thailand (THA)1113
5 United States (USA)1012
6 Belarus (BLR)0202
7 Egypt (EGY)0123
8 France (FRA)0101
 Great Britain (GBR)0101
 North Korea (PRK)0101
 Turkey (TUR)0101
12 Azerbaijan (AZE)0022
 Germany (GER)0022
 South Korea (KOR)0022
 Uzbekistan (UZB)0022
16 Bulgaria (BUL)0011
 China (CHN)0011
 Italy (ITA)0011
 Romania (ROU)0011
 Syria (SYR)0011
Totals (20 nations)11112244


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