Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Light middleweight

The men's light middleweight boxing competition at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was held from 19 September to 1 October at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. This was also the last Olympic games for the light middleweight category in Olympic boxing.

Men's light middleweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueSydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date19 September to 1 October
Competitors28 from 28 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Yermakhan Ibraimov  Kazakhstan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marian Simion  Romania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pornchai Thongburan  Thailand
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jermain Taylor  United States
← 1996

Competition formatEdit

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament.[1] This event consisted of 28 boxers who have qualified for the competition through various qualifying tournaments held in 1999 and 2000. The competition began with a preliminary round on 19 September, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, and concluded with the final on 1 October. As there were fewer than 32 boxers in the competition, a number of boxers received a bye through the preliminary round. Both semi-final losers were awarded bronze medals.

All bouts consisted of four rounds of two minutes each, with one-minute breaks between rounds.[1] Punches scored only if the white area on the front of the glove made full contact with the front of the head or torso of the opponent. Five judges scored each bout; three of the judges had to signal a scoring punch within one second for the punch to score. The winner of the bout was the boxer who scored the most valid punches by the end of the bout.


Name Country
Mohamed Hikal   Egypt
Song In-Joon   South Korea
Pornchai Thongburan   Thailand
Károly Balzsay   Hungary
Andrey Mishin   Russia
Frédéric Esther   France
Michael Roche   Ireland
Firat Karagollu   Turkey
José Luis Zertuche   Mexico
Sidy Sandy   Guinea
Ciro Di Corcia   Italy
Marian Simion   Romania
Stephan Nzue Mba   Gabon
Juan Hernández Sierra   Cuba
Osumanu Adama   Ghana
Mohamed Marmouri   Tunisia
Yousif Massas   Syria
Yermakhan Ibraimov   Kazakhstan
Hely Yánes   Venezuela
Nurbek Kasenov   Kyrgyzstan
Dmitry Usagin   Bulgaria
Jermain Taylor   United States
Scott MacIntosh   Canada
Sakio Bika   Cameroon
Juan José Ubaldo   Dominican Republic
Richard Rowles   Australia
Adnan Ćatić   Germany
Dilshod Yarbekov   Uzbekistan


All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Round of 32
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Round of 16
Sunday, September 24, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Friday, September 29, 2000
Sunday, October 1, 2000
  Mohamed Hikal (EGY) 16
  Song In-jun (KOR) 5
  Mohamed Hikal (EGY) 9
  Pornchai Thongburan (THA) 15
  Pornchai Thongburan (THA) 17
  Károly Balzsay (HUN) 12
  Pornchai Thongburan (THA) 16
  Andrey Mishin (RUS) 11   Marian Simion (ROM) 26
  Frédéric Esther (FRA) 16   Frédéric Esther (FRA) 18
  Michael Roche (IRL) 4   Firat Karagollu (TUR) 16
  Fırat Karagöllü (TUR) 17   Frédéric Esther (FRA)
  José Luis Zertuche (MEX) RSC   Marian Simion (ROM) RSC
  Sidy Sandy (GUI)   José Luis Zertuche (MEX)
  Ciro Di Corcia (ITA) 8   Marian Simion (ROM) RSC
  Marian Simion (ROM) 19   Marian Simion (ROM) 23
  Stephan Nzue Mba (GAB)   Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) 25
  Juan Hernández Sierra (CUB) RSC   Juan Hernández Sierra (CUB) RSC
  Osumanu Adama (GHA)   Mohamed Marmouri (TUN)
  Mohamed Marmouri (TUN) RSC   Juan Hernández Sierra (CUB) 9
  Yousif Massas (SYR)   Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) 16
  Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) RSC   Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) RSC
  Hely Yánes (VEN) 20   Hely Yánes (VEN)
  Nurbek Kasenov (KGZ) 12   Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) RSC
  Dmitry Usagin (BUL)   Jermain Taylor (USA)
  Jermain Taylor (USA) RSC   Jermain Taylor (USA) 23
  Scott MacIntosh (CAN) 8   Scott MacIntosh (CAN) 9
  Sakio Bika (CMR) 5   Jermain Taylor (USA) 19
  Juan José Ubaldo (DOM) 7   Adnan Ćatić (GER) 14
  Richard Rowles (AUS) 16   Richard Rowles (AUS)
  Adnan Ćatić (GER) 10   Adnan Ćatić (GER) RSC
  Dilshod Yarbekov (UZB) 6


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Light-Middleweight". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 October 2012.

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