Boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's light heavyweight

The men's light heavyweight boxing competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was held from 30 July to 12 August at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre.

Men's light heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
VenueExCeL Exhibition Centre
Date30 July to 12 August
Competitors26 from 26 nations
1st place, gold medalist(s) Egor Mekhontsev  Russia
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Adilbek Niyazymbetov  Kazakhstan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yamaguchi Falcão  Brazil
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Oleksandr Gvozdyk  Ukraine
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Twenty-six boxers from 26 nations competed.

Competition format


The competition consisted of a single-elimination tournament. Bronze medals were awarded to both semi-final losers. Bouts were three rounds of three minutes each.[1]



All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Monday 30 July 2012 14:45 & 21:45 Round of 32
Saturday 4 August 2012 15:30 & 22:30 Round of 16
Wednesday 8 August 2012 22:30 Quarter-finals
Friday 10 August 2012 22:00 Semi-finals
Sunday 12 August 2012 14:45 Final




  Yamaguchi Falcão (BRA)11
  Egor Mekhontsev (RUS)23
  Egor Mekhontsev (RUS)15
  Adilbek Niyazymbetov (KAZ)15
  Adilbek Niyazymbetov (KAZ)13
  Oleksandr Gvozdyk (UKR)13

Top half

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals
  Julio César la Cruz (CUB) 25
  Ihab Al-Matbouli (JOR) 19   Ihab Al-Matbouli (JOR) 8
  Lukman Lawal (NGR) 7   Julio César la Cruz (CUB) 15
  Sumit Sangwan (IND) 14   Yamaguchi Falcão (BRA) 18
  Yamaguchi Falcão (BRA) 15   Yamaguchi Falcão (BRA) 17
  Ahmed Barki (MAR) 8   Meng Fanlong (CHN) 17
  Meng Fanlong (CHN) 17   Yamaguchi Falcão (BRA) 11
  Egor Mekhontsev (RUS) 23
  Elshod Rasulov (UZB) 13
  Yahia El-Mekachari (TUN) 16   Yahia El-Mekachari (TUN) 6
  Jahon Qurbonov (TJK) 8   Elshod Rasulov (UZB) 15
  Damien Hooper (AUS) 13   Egor Mekhontsev (RUS) 19
  Marcus Browne (USA) 11   Damien Hooper (AUS) 11
  Egor Mekhontsev (RUS) 19

Bottom half

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals
  Adilbek Niyazymbetov (KAZ) 13
  Carlos Góngora (ECU) 9   Carlos Góngora (ECU) 5
  Vatan Huseynli (AZE) 8   Adilbek Niyazymbetov (KAZ) 13
  Jeysson Monroy (COL) 10   Ehsan Rouzbahani (IRI) 10
  Ehsan Rouzbahani (IRI) 12   Ehsan Rouzbahani (IRI) 18
  Bahram Muzaffer (TUR) 12
  Adilbek Niyazymbetov (KAZ) 13
  Oleksandr Hvozdyk (UKR) 18   Oleksandr Hvozdyk (UKR) 13
  Mikhail Dauhaliavets (BLR) 10   Oleksandr Hvozdyk (UKR) 18
  Boško Drašković (MNE) 11   Osmar Bravo (NCA) 6
  Osmar Bravo (NCA) 16   Oleksandr Hvozdyk (UKR) 19
  Christian Donfack Adjoufack (CMR) 6   Abdelhafid Benchabla (ALG) 17
  Enrico Kölling (GER) 15   Enrico Kölling (GER) 9
  Abdelhafid Benchabla (ALG) 12



India's Sumit Sangwan fought well against Brazil's Yamaguchi Falcão before losing the bout 14–15 in what appeared to be a controversial decision in favour of the Brazilian. The decision not only angered the Indian team and the country's sports minister, Ajay Maken, but also led to an official protest which Maken confirmed on Twitter. Some commentators were also surprised by the decision, one describing it as "day-light robbery."[2]