Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Light heavyweight

The light heavyweight competition was the third-highest weight class featured in amateur boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and was held at the Workers Indoor Arena. Light heavyweights were limited to a maximum of 81 kilograms in body mass.

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament. Both semifinal losers were awarded bronze medals, so no boxers competed again after their first loss. Bouts consisted of four rounds of two minutes each, with one-minute breaks between rounds. 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.

The round of 32 was marked by injury when Samoa's Farani Tavui was taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious during his first match.[1]


Gold Zhang Xiaoping
Silver Kenneth Egan
Bronze Tony Jeffries
  Great Britain
Yerkebulan Shynaliyev


All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Saturday, August 9, 2008 15:30-16:30
Round of 32
Thursday, August 14, 2008 14:30-16:30 Round of 16
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 21:01-22:00 Quarterfinals
Friday, August 22, 2008 21:01-21:30 Semifinals
Sunday, August 24, 2008 15:51-16:05 Final Bout



Semifinals Final
1   Tony Jeffries (GBR) 3
4   Kenneth Egan (IRL) 10
  Kenneth Egan (IRL) 7
  Zhang Xiaoping (CHN) 11
3   Zhang Xiaoping (CHN) 4+
2   Yerkebuian Shynaliyev (KAZ) 4

Top halfEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Eleider Álvarez (COL) 5
  Tony Jeffries (GBR) +5
  Tony Jeffries (GBR) 10
  Imre Szellő (HUN) 2
  Luis González (VEN)
  Imre Szellő (HUN) RSCH
  Tony Jeffries (GBR) 3
  Azea Augustama (HAI) 2   Kenneth Egan (IRL) 10
  Washington Silva (BRA) 6   Washington Silva (BRA) 9
  Bastir Samir (GHA) RSC   Bastir Samir (GHA) 7
  Dauda Izobo (NGR)     Washington Silva (BRA) 0
  Julius Jackson (ISV) 2   Kenneth Egan (IRL) 8
  Kenneth Egan (IRL) 22   Kenneth Egan (IRL) 10
  Aziz Ali (KEN) 3   Bahram Muzaffer (TUR) 2
  Bahram Muzaffer (TUR) 8

Bottom halfEdit

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals
  Mourad Sahraoui (TUN) 1
  Zhang Xiaoping (CHN) 3   Zhang Xiaoping (CHN) 8
  Artur Beterbiyev (RUS) 15   Artur Beterbiyev (RUS) 2
  Kennedy Katende (SWE) 3   Zhang Xiaoping (CHN) 12
  Ramadan Yasser (EGY) +10   Abdelhafid Benchabla (ALG) 7
  Ramazan Magomedov (BLR) 10   Ramadan Yasser (EGY) 6
  Dinesh Kumar (IND)     Abdelhafid Benchabla (ALG) 13
  Abdelhafid Benchabla (ALG) RSCOS   Zhang Xiaoping (CHN) 4+
  Marijo Šivolija (CRO) RSCH   Yerkebulan Shynaliyev (KAZ) 4
  Satupaitea Farani Tavui (SAM)     Marijo Šivolija (CRO) 1
  Abbos Atoev (UZB) 3   Dzhakhon Kurbanov (TJK) 8
  Dzhakhon Kurbanov (TJK) 11   Dzhakhon Kurbanov (TJK) DSQ
  Mehdi Ghorbani (IRI) 4   Yerkebulan Shynaliyev (KAZ)  
  Carlos Negrón (PUR) 13   Carlos Negrón (PUR) 3
  Yerkebulan Shynaliyev (KAZ) 11   Yerkebulan Shynaliyev (KAZ) 9
  Daugirdas Semiotas (LTU) 3

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Samoan boxer injured in knockout", Associated Press, August 9, 2008

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