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.
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall|
|Dates||14 – 29 August 2004|
|Competitors||280 from 72 nations|
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. The tournament was also Mario Kindelán's final Olympic event before retirement, with a second lightweight gold metal after beating Amir Khan.
The following tournaments were used as qualification tournaments for boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
- All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria from 4 to 20 October 2003
- Qualification Tournament in Casablanca, Morocco from 15 to 22 January 2004
- Qualification Tournament in Gaborone, Botswana from 15 to 22 March 2004
- North and South America
- Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic from 1 to 17 August 2003
- Qualification Tournament in Tijuana, Mexico from 12 to 20 March 2004
- Qualification Tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil from 4 to 11 April 2004
- Asian Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines from 11 to 18 January 2004
- Qualification Tournament in Guangzhou, China from 18 to 26 March 2004
- Qualification Tournament in Karachi, Pakistan from 5 to 12 May 2004
- European Championships in Pula, Croatia from 19 to 29 February 2004
- Qualification Tournament in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from 29 March to 5 April 2004
- Qualification Tournament in Warsaw, Poland from 29 March to 5 April 2004
- Qualification Tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden from 20 to 25 April 2004
- Qualification Tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan from 27 April to 1 May 2004
- Australia and Oceania
- Qualification Tournament in Tonga from 26 April to 2 May 2004
|5||United States (USA)||1||0||1||2|
|Great Britain (GBR)||0||1||0||1|
|North Korea (PRK)||0||1||0||1|
|South Korea (KOR)||0||0||2||2|
|Totals (20 nations)||11||11||22||44|
- "Boxing at the 2004 Athens Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
- "Feature: Why Putin's closest ally watches over Russian boxing". 5 May 2017.