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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
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VenuePeristeri Olympic Boxing Hall
Dates14 – 29 August 2004
Competitors280 from 72 nations
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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 eventEdit

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

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

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


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 2004 Athens Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
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