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 being awarded the semi-final bout win which, according to many observers, was won by Mayweather.[2]


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

Event Date Venue
Asian Championships 1 to October 8, 1995   Tashkent, Uzbekistan
European Championships March 30 to April 7, 1996   Vejle, Denmark
All-Africa Games 13 to September 23, 1995   Harare, Zimbabwe
Africa Qualification Tournament April/May 1996   Cairo, Egypt
Australia and Oceania Qualification Tournament October 1995   Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pan American Games March 1995   Mar del Plata, Argentina
Central America Qualification Tournament February 1996   Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
North America Qualification Tournament April 1996   Halifax, Canada
South American Championships March 1996   Buenos Aires, Argentina
Asian Qualification Tournament April 19–20, 1996   Pasay, Philippines

Medal winnersEdit

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

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (United States)

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


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Controversial Olympic loss may have set Mayweather on historic path".