Boxing at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Heavyweight

The men's heavyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of more than 81 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 3 to 10 September 1972. 14 boxers from 14 nations competed.[1]

Heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueBoxing Hall, Munich
Dates3 – 10 September
Competitors14 from 14 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Teófilo Stevenson  Cuba
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ion Alexe  Romania
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Peter Hussing  West Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Hasse Thomsén  Sweden
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Gold Teófilo Stevenson
Silver Ion Alexe
Bronze Peter Hussing
  West Germany
Bronze Hasse Thomsén


The following boxers took part in the event:[1]

Rank Name Country
1 Teófilo Stevenson   Cuba
2 Ion Alexe   Romania
3T Peter Hussing   West Germany
3T Hasse Thomsén   Sweden
5T Oscar Ludeña   Peru
5T Duane Bobick   United States
5T Jürgen Fanghänel   East Germany
5T Carroll Morgan   Canada
9T Ludwik Denderys   Poland
9T Yury Nesterov   Soviet Union
9T József Réder   Hungary
9T Atanas Sapundzhiev   Bulgaria
9T Fatai Ayinla-Adekunle   Nigeria
9T Jean Bassomben   Cameroon

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  1. ^ a b "Boxing at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2018.