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Boxing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Light welterweight

The light welterweight boxing competition at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens was held from 15 to 28 August at Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall. This is limited to those boxers weighing between 60 and 64 kilograms.

Light welterweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenuePeristeri Olympic Boxing Hall
Date15–28 August
Competitors27 from 27 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Manus Boonjumnong  Thailand
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yudel Johnson  Cuba
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Boris Georgiev  Bulgaria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ionuţ Gheorghe  Romania
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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 15 August, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, and concluded with the final on 28 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 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.


All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 15 August 2004 13:30 & 19:30 Round of 32
Thursday, 19 August 2004 19:30 Round of 16
Sunday, 22 August 2004 19:30 Quarterfinals
Friday, 27 August 2004 13:30 Semifinals
Saturday, 28 August 2004 19:30 Final

Qualifying AthletesEdit


Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Davis Mwale (ZAM)
  Yudel Johnson (CUB) RSC
  Yudel Johnson (CUB) 32
  Dilshod Mahmudov (UZB) 28
  Dilshod Mahmudov (UZB) 26
  Alessandro de Matos (BRA) 16
  Yudel Johnson (CUB) 13
  Boris Georgiev (BUL) 9
  Rock Allen (USA) 10
  Boris Georgiev (BUL) RSC   Boris Georgiev (BUL) 30
  Nasserredine Fillali (ALG)   Boris Georgiev (BUL) 20
  Hicham Nafil (MAR) 42   Nurzhan Karimzhanov (KAZ) 18
  Isidro Mosquea (DOM) 40   Hicham Nafil (MAR) 13
  Juan de Dios Navarro (MEX) 31   Nurzhan Karimzhanov (KAZ) 33
  Nurzhan Karimzhanov (KAZ) 48   Yudel Johnson (CUB) 11
  Spyridon Ioannidis (GRE) 16   Manus Boonjumnong (THA) 17
  Manus Boonjumnong (THA) 28   Manus Boonjumnong (THA) 29
  Patrick Bogere (SWE) 35   Romeo Brin (PHI) 15
  Romeo Brin (PHI) 43   Manus Boonjumnong (THA) 20
  Mohamed Ali Sassi (TUN) 14   Willy Blain (FRA) 8
  Willy Blain (FRA) 36   Willy Blain (FRA) 28
  Saleh Khoulef (EGY)   Alexander Maletin (RUS) 20
  Alexander Maletin (RUS) RSC   Manus Boonjumnong (THA) 30
  Faisal Karim (PAK) 11   Ionuţ Gheorghe (ROM) 9
  Ionuţ Gheorghe (ROM) 26   Ionuţ Gheorghe (ROM) 28
  Mustafa Karagöllü (TUR) 25   Mustafa Karagöllü (TUR) 19
  Vijender Singh (IND) 20   Ionuţ Gheorghe (ROM) 29
  Michele di Rocco (ITA) 37   Michele di Rocco (ITA) 18
  Patrick López (VEN) 30   Michele di Rocco (ITA) 33
  Kitson Julie (SEY) 22   Anoushiravan Nourian (AUS) 25
  Anoushiravan Nourian (AUS) 51
  • Davis Mwale (Zambia) replaced All-Africa Games champion Davidson Emenogu (Nigeria), who later tested positive for a diuretic.


  1. ^ a b "Athens 2004: Boxing – Light Welterweight (64kg)" (PDF). Athens 2004. LA84 Foundation. 15 August 2004. pp. 23–24. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Boxing: Men's Light Welterweight (64kg/141lbs)". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013.

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