Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Bantamweight

The bantamweight boxing competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held from 17 to 29 August at Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall. This is limited to those boxers weighing between 51 and 54 kilograms.

Bantamweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenuePeristeri Olympic Boxing Hall
Date17–29 August
Competitors27 from 27 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Guillermo Rigondeaux  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s) Worapoj Petchkoom  Thailand
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aghasi Mammadov  Azerbaijan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bahodirjon Sultonov  Uzbekistan
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Competition formatEdit

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament. This event consisted of 27 boxers who have qualified for the competition through various tournaments held in 2003 and 2004.[1] The competition began with a preliminary round on 17 August, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, and concluded with the final on 29 August.[2] 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 times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Tuesday, 17 August 2004 13:30 & 19:30 Round of 32
Friday, 20 August 2004 19:30 Round of 16
Monday, 23 August 2004 19:30 Quarterfinals
Friday, 27 August 2004 19:30 Semifinals
Sunday, 29 August 2004 13:30 Final

Qualifying AthletesEdit

Athlete Country
Andrew Kooner   Canada
Alexander Espinoza   Venezuela
Andrzej Liczik   Poland
Bahodirjon Sultonov   Uzbekistan
Gennady Kovalev   Russia
Malik Bouziane   Algeria
Ali Hallab   France
Mehrullah Lassi   Pakistan
Aybek Abdymomunov   Kyrgyzstan
Guillermo Rigondeaux   Cuba
Liu Yuan   China
Khavazhi Khatsigov   Belarus
Juan Manuel López   Puerto Rico
Worapoj Petchkoom   Thailand
Kim Won-Il   South Korea
Nestor Bolum   Nigeria
Petit Jesus Ngnitedem   Gabon
Hamid Ait Bighrade   Morocco
Diwakar Prasad   India
Abner Mares   Mexico
Zsolt Bedák   Hungary
Argenis Mendez   Dominican Republic
Maksym Tretyak   Ukraine
Joel Brunker   Australia
Aghasi Mammadov   Azerbaijan
Abel Aferalign   Ethiopia
Detelin Dalakliev   Bulgaria


Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
  Andrew Kooner (CAN) 37
  Alexander Espinoza (VEN) 20
  Andrew Kooner (CAN) 32
  Bahodirjon Sultonov (UZB) 44
  Andrzej Liczik (POL)
  Bahodirjon Sultonov (UZB) RSC
  Bahodirjon Sultonov (UZB) 13
  Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) 27
  Gennady Kovalev (RUS) 23
  Malik Bouziane (ALG) 19   Malik Bouziane (ALG) 20
  Ali Hallab (FRA) 16   Gennady Kovalev (RUS) 5
  Mehrullah Lassi (PAK) 36   Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) 20
  Aybek Abdymomunov (KGZ) 22   Mehrullah Lassi (PAK)
  Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) 21   Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) RSC
  Liu Yuan (CHN) 7   Guillermo Rigondeaux (CUB) 22
  Khavazhi Khatsigov (BLR) 27   Worapoj Petchkoom (THA) 13
  Juan Manuel López (PUR) 19   Khavazhi Khatsigov (BLR) 18
  Worapoj Petchkoom (THA) RSC   Worapoj Petchkoom (THA) 33
  Kim Won-Il (KOR)   Worapoj Petchkoom (THA) 29
  Nestor Bolum (NGR) 23   Nestor Bolum (NGR) 14
  Petit Jesus Ngnitedem (GAB) 17   Nestor Bolum (NGR) RSC
  Hamid Ait Bighrade (MAR) 17   Diwakar Prasad (IND)
  Diwakar Prasad (IND) 25   Worapoj Petchkoom (THA) 27
  Abner Mares (MEX) 27   Aghasi Mammadov (AZE) 19
  Zsolt Bedák (HUN) 36   Zsolt Bedák (HUN) 24
  Argenis Mendez (DOM) 24   Maksym Tretyak (UKR) 27
  Maksym Tretyak (UKR) 30   Maksym Tretyak (UKR) 12
  Joel Brunker (AUS)   Aghasi Mammadov (AZE) 32
  Aghasi Mammadov (AZE) RSC   Aghasi Mammadov (AZE) 35
  Abel Aferalign (ETH)   Detelin Dalakliev (BUL) 16
  Detelin Dalakliev (BUL) RSC
  • David Munyasia (Kenya) was ejected from the 2004 Athens Games four days before the draw after he tested positive for cathine.
  • Petit Ngnitedem (Gabon) replaced Mohamed Abdelsayed (Egypt) at the last moment winner for the second African qualification.


  1. ^ "Athens 2004: Boxing – Bantamweight (54kg)" (PDF). Athens 2004. LA84 Foundation. 15 August 2004. pp. 15–16. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Boxing: Men's Flyweight (54kg/119lbs)". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.

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