Boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Middleweight

The middleweight competition was the fourth-highest weight class featured in amateur boxing at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and was held at the Workers Indoor Arena, Beijing China. Middleweights were limited to a maximum of 75 kilograms in body mass.

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament. Both semifinal losers are awarded bronze medals, so no boxers compete again after their first loss. Bouts consist of four rounds of two minutes each, with one-minute breaks between rounds. Punches are scored only if the white area on the front of the glove makes full contact with the front of the head or torso of the opponent. Five judges score each bout; three of the judges have to signal a scoring punch within one second for the punch to score. The winner of the bout is the boxer who scores the most valid punches by the end of the bout.

Men's middleweight boxing
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueWorkers Indoor Arena, Beijing
Date9-24 August
Competitors28 from 28 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) James Degale  Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Emilio Correa  Cuba
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Vijender Singh  India
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Darren Sutherland  Ireland
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Gold James DeGale
  Great Britain
Silver Emilio Correa
Bronze Vijender Singh
Darren Sutherland


All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Round of 32
Saturday, August 9, 2008
13:30-15:00 & 19:00-20:30
Round of 16
Saturday, August 16, 2008
15:30-16:30 & 21:00-22:00
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
  Alfonso Blanco (VEN) 18
  Argenis Casimiro Núñez (DOM) 7
  Alfonso Blanco (VEN) 1
  Darren Sutherland (IRL) 11
  Darren Sutherland (IRL) RSC
  Nabil Kassel (ALG)
  Darren Sutherland (IRL) 3
  Naim Terbunja (SWE) 6   James DeGale (GBR) 10
  Matvey Korobov (RUS) 18   Matvey Korobov (RUS) 7
  Said Rachidi (MAR) 2   Bakhtiyar Artayev (KAZ) 10
  Bakhtiyar Artayev (KAZ) 8   Bakhtiyar Artayev (KAZ) 3
  James DeGale (GBR) 13   James DeGale (GBR) 8
  Mohamed Hikal (EGY) 4   James DeGale (GBR) 11
  Shawn Estrada (USA) 10   Shawn Estrada (USA) 5
  Ezequiel Maderna (ARG) 2   James DeGale (GBR) 16
  Andranik Hakobyan (ARM) 14   Emilio Correa (CUB) 14
  Ahmed Saraku (GHA) 8   Andranik Hakobyan (ARM)  
  Jean-Mickaël Raymond (FRA) 2   Elshod Rasulov (UZB) RSCI
  Elshod Rasulov (UZB) 8   Elshod Rasulov (UZB) 7
  Emilio Correa (CUB) 17   Emilio Correa (CUB) 9
  Jarrod Fletcher (AUS) 4   Emilio Correa (CUB) 18
  Wang Jianzheng (CHN) 6   Sergiy Derevyanchenko (UKR) 4
  Sergiy Derevyanchenko (UKR) 15   Emilio Correa (CUB) 8
  Konstantin Buga (GER) 7   Vijender Singh (IND) 5
  Carlos Góngora (ECU) 14   Carlos Góngora (ECU) 12
  Herry Saliku Biembe (COD) 2   Georgios Gazis (GRE) 1
  Georgios Gazis (GRE) 7   Carlos Góngora (ECU) 4
  Cho Deok-Jin (KOR) 3   Vijender Singh (IND) 9
  Angkhan Chomphuphuang (THA) 9   Angkhan Chomphuphuang (THA) 3
  Badou Jack (GAM) 2   Vijender Singh (IND) 13
  Vijender Singh (IND) 13

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