Boxing at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Light heavyweight

The Light heavyweight class in the boxing competition was the second-highest weight class. Light heavyweights were limited to those boxers weighing a maximum of 81 kilograms (178.6 lbs). 18 boxers qualified for this category. Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament. Both semifinal losers were awarded bronze medals, so no boxers competed again after their first loss. Bouts consisted of six rounds each. Five judges scored each bout.[1]


Gold Danas Pozniakas
  Soviet Union
Silver Ion Monea
Bronze Georgi Stankov
Stanisław Dragan


Date Round
Sunday, October 13, 1968 First round
Friday, October 18, 1968 Second round
Tuesday, October 22, 1968 Quarterfinals
Thursday, October 24, 1968 Semifinals
Saturday, October 26, 1968 Final Bout


First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Georgi Stankov (BUL) 4
  Arthur Redden (USA) 1
  Georgi Stankov (BUL) 5
  Bernard Malherbe (FRA) 0
  Bernard Malherbe (FRA) 4
  Efstathios Alexopoulos (GRE) 1
  Georgi Stankov (BUL) 0
  Danas Pozniakas (URS) 5
  Danas Pozniakas (URS) KO-2
  Gregorio Aldama (CUB)
  Danas Pozniakas (URS) 5
  Jürgen Schlegel (GDR) 0
  Jürgen Schlegel (GDR) 4
  Hassan Nour-el-Din Aman (EGY) 1
  Danas Pozniakas (URS) w/o
  Ion Monea (ROU)
  Ion Monea (ROU) 5
  Raymar Reimers (FRG) 0
  Ion Monea (ROU) 3
  Fatai Ayinla (NGR) 2
  Fatai Ayinla (NGR) RSC
  Enrique Villarreal (MEX)
  Ion Monea (ROU) 4
  Stanisław Dragan (POL) 1
  Stanisław Dragan (POL) DSQ
  Jorge Clemente (PUR)
  Stanisław Dragan (POL) 4
  Kurt Baumgartner (AUT) 3   Walter Facchinetti (ITA) 1
  Soungalo Bagayogo (MLI) 2   Kurt Baumgartner (AUT) DSQ
  Walter Facchinetti (ITA) 5   Walter Facchinetti (ITA)
  Josef Kapín (TCH) 0


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's Light-Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2018.