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1972  Munich Summer Olympics

1972 Summer Olympics - The Results (Boxing)

Boxing at the 1972 Munich Summer Games

 

Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Events: 11

Participants: 354 (354 men and 0 women) from 80 countries
Youngest Participant: PUR Wilfredo Gómez (15 years, 303 days)
Oldest Participant: URS Volodymyr Ivanov (36 years, 203 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 44 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): CUB Cuba (5 medals)

  

Overview

The 1972 boxing tournament was held at the [Boxhalle] in Olympiapark in Munchen, later to be known as the Olympia-Eissportzentrum. This was an indoor arena constructed for the 1972 Olympics, which also hosted judo competition. As in 1968 there were 11 events held in 1972 boxing.

The big story in boxing at Munchen was the emergence of Cuba as a dominant nation. Cuban boxers won three gold medals and five medals in 1972, led by their heavyweight [Teófilo Stevenson], who won the first of his three consecutive gold medals in the heaviest class, and was awarded the Val Barker Trophy as the top boxer of the Olympic tournament. The Soviet Union won only two medals, but both of them were gold. Hungary and Poland each won four medals, with both winning one gold medal.

The United States had one of its worst Olympic boxing performances in memory, winning only one event, that the light-welterweight by [Ray Seales], adding three additional bronze medals. Of the 1972 boxing gold medalists, only Yugoslavian light-hearvyweight [Mate Parlov] would have a top professional career.

These are the final results for the boxing competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The competition was held from 27 August to 10 September with the participation of 354 fighters from 80 countries

 
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight György Gedó
 Hungary
Kim U-gil
 North Korea
Ralph Evans
 Great Britain
Enrique Rodríguez
 Spain
Flyweight Georgi Kostadinov
 Bulgaria
Leo Rwabwogo
 Uganda
Leszek Blazynski
 Poland
Douglas Rodríguez
 Cuba
Bantamweight Orlando Martínez
 Cuba
Alfonso Zamora
 Mexico
Ricardo Carreras
 United States
George Turpin
 Great Britain
Featherweight Boris Kuznetsov
 Soviet Union
Philip Waruinge
 Kenya
András Botos
 Hungary
Clemente Rojas
 Colombia
Lightweight Jan Szczepański
 Poland
László Orbán
 Hungary
Samuel Mbugua
 Kenya
Alfonso Pérez
 Colombia
Light welterweight Ray Seales
 United States
Angel Angelov
 Bulgaria
Issaka Daborg
 Niger
Zvonimir Vujin
 Yugoslavia
Welterweight Emilio Correa
 Cuba
János Kajdi
 Hungary
Dick Murunga
 Kenya
Jesse Valdez
 United States
Light middleweight Dieter Kottysch
 West Germany
Wiesław Rudkowski
 Poland
Alan Minter
 Great Britain
Peter Tiepold
 East Germany
Middleweight Vyacheslav Lemeshev
 Soviet Union
Reima Virtanen
 Finland
Prince Amartey
 Ghana
Marvin Johnson
 United States
Light heavyweight Mate Parlov
 Yugoslavia
Gilberto Carrillo
 Cuba
Janusz Gortat
 Poland
Isaac Ikhouria
 Nigeria
Heavyweight Teófilo Stevenson
 Cuba
Ion Alexe
 Romania
Peter Hussing
 West Germany
Hasse Thomsén
 Sweden
  

Medal table

 
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba (CUB) 3 1 1 5
2  Soviet Union (URS) 2 0 0 2
3  Hungary (HUN) 1 2 1 4
4  Poland (POL) 1 1 2 4
5  Bulgaria (BUL) 1 1 0 2
6  United States (USA) 1 0 3 4
7  West Germany (FRG) 1 0 1 2
 Yugoslavia (YUG) 1 0 1 2
9  Kenya (KEN) 0 1 2 3
10  Finland (FIN) 0 1 0 1
 Mexico (MEX) 0 1 0 1
 North Korea (PRK) 0 1 0 1
 Romania (ROU) 0 1 0 1
 Uganda (UGA) 0 1 0 1
15  Great Britain (GBR) 0 0 3 3
16  Colombia (COL) 0 0 2 2
17  East Germany (GDR) 0 0 1 1
 Ghana (GHA) 0 0 1 1
 Niger (NIG) 0 0 1 1
 Nigeria (NGR) 0 0 1 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
Totals (22 nations) 11 11 22 44
 

Men's Light-Flyweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 28, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 31from 31 nations

 

Summary

The biggest shock of the light-flyweight occurred in the first round when reigning Olympic champion [Francisco Rodrí­guez] was knocked out by unheralded Australian teenager [Dennis Talbot]. It was a result that the Venezuelan trainer called )a national disaster). Talbot's success did not last long and was easily defeated in his next bout by the man who proved to be the class of the field, Hungary's European champion [György Gedó]. Gedo, a tall southpaw, had difficulty outpointing [Volodymyr Ivanov] in the quarter-finals but won both semi-final and final with ease. His opponent for the gold medal was [Kim U-Gil], the first boxer from the People's Republic of Korea to win an Olympic medal.

The men's light flyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the lightest contested, and allowed boxers of up to 48 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 28 August to 10 September 1972. 31 boxers from 31 nations competed

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of Hungary.svg György Gedó ( HUN ) 5-0 Flag of North Korea (1948–1992).svg Kim U-Gil ( PRK )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Hungary.svg György Gedó ( HUN ) 5-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ralph Evans ( GBR )
Flag of North Korea (1948–1992).svg Kim U-Gil ( PRK ) 3-2 Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Enrique Rodríguez ( ESP )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ralph Evans ( GBR ) 5-0 Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg Chanyalev Haile ( ETH )
Flag of Hungary.svg György Gedó ( HUN ) 3-2 Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vladimir Ivanov ( URS )
Flag of North Korea (1948–1992).svg Kim U-Gil ( PRK ) KO 2 Flag of Uganda.svg James Odwori ( UGA )
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Enrique Rodríguez ( ESP ) 4-1 Flag of Cuba.svg Rafael Carbonell ( CUB )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg Chanyalev Haile ( ETH ) TKO 2 Flag of Malawi.svg Shekie Congo ( MAW )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ralph Evans ( GBR ) 5-0 Flag of Chile.svg Héctor Velasquez ( CHI )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vladimir Ivanov ( URS ) 5-0 Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Asen Nikolov ( BUL )
Flag of Hungary.svg György Gedó ( HUN ) 5-0 Flag of Australia.svg Dennis Talbot ( AUS )
Flag of Uganda.svg James Odwori ( UGA ) TKO 2 Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Said Ahmed El-Ashry ( EGY )
Flag of North Korea (1948–1992).svg Kim U-Gil ( PRK ) 4-1 Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Lee Suk-Un ( KOR )
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Enrique Rodríguez ( ESP ) 5-0 Flag of the United States.svg Davey Armstrong ( USA )
Flag of Cuba.svg Rafael Carbonell ( CUB ) TKO 2 Flag of Singapore.svg Kadir Syed Abdul ( SIN )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg Chanyalev Haile ( ETH ) KO-1 Flag of Zambia (1964–1996).svg Timothy Recovery ( ZAM )
Flag of Chile.svg Héctor Velasquez ( CHI ) 5-0 Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Vandui Batbayar ( MGL )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ralph Evans ( GBR ) 4-1 Flag of Mexico.svg Salvador García ( MEX )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Asen Nikolov ( BUL ) 5-0 Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Yoshimitsu Aragaki ( JPN )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vladimir Ivanov ( URS ) 5-0 Flag of Argentina.svg Carlos Leyes ( ARG )
Flag of Hungary.svg György Gedó ( HUN ) TKO 3 Flag of Thailand.svg Sripirom Surapong ( THA )
Flag of Australia.svg Dennis Talbot ( AUS ) KO 2 Flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).png Francisco Rodriguez ( VEN )
Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Said Ahmed El-Ashry ( EGY ) 5-0 Flag of Benin (1975–1990).svg Meriga Salou Seriki ( BEN )
Flag of Uganda.svg James Odwori ( UGA ) TKO 2 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Vicente Arsenal ( PHI )
Flag of North Korea (1948–1992).svg Kim U-Gil ( PRK ) TKO 1 Flag of Tanzania.svg Bakers Selemani ( TAN )
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Lee Suk-Un ( KOR ) 5-0 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Roman Rozek ( POL )
Flag of the United States.svg Davey Armstrong ( USA ) 4-1 Flag of Turkey.svg Arif Dorgu ( TUR )
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Enrique Rodriguez ( ESP ) 3-2 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Alexandru Turei ( ROU )
Flag of Cuba.svg Rafael Carbonell ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Colombia.svg Prudencio Cardona ( COL )
Flag of Singapore.svg Kadir Syed Abdul ( SIN ) TKO 3 Flag of Italy.svg Gaetano Curcetti ( ITA )
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 György Gedó 23 Hungary HUN Gold  
2 Kim U-Gil 22 North Korea PRK Silver  
3T Ralph Evans 18 Great Britain GBR Bronze  
3T Enrique Rodrí­guez 20 Spain ESP Bronze  
5T Chanyalew Haile 22 Ethiopia ETH    
5T Volodymyr Ivanov 36 Soviet Union URS    
5T James Odwori 20 Uganda UGA    
5T Rafael Carbonell 28 Cuba CUB    
9T Shekie Kongo 23 Malawi MAW    
9T Héctor Velí¡squez 20 Chile CHI    
9T Asen Nikolov 21 Bulgaria BUL    
9T Dennis Talbot 18 Australia AUS    
9T Said Ahmed El-Ashry 23 Egypt EGY    
9T Lee Seog-Un 20 South Korea KOR    
9T Davey Armstrong 17 United States USA    
9T Syed Abdul Kadir 24 Singapore SGP    
17T Timothy Feruka 18 Zambia ZAM    
17T Vanduin Batbayar 21 Mongolia MGL    
17T Salvador Garcí­a 18 Mexico MEX    
17T Yoshimitsu Aragaki 23 Japan JPN    
17T Carlos Leyes 22 Argentina ARG    
17T Surapong Sripirom 23 Thailand THA    
17T Francisco Rodrí­guez 26 Venezuela VEN    
17T Meriga Salou Seriki 19 Benin BEN    
17T Vicente Arsenal 24 Philippines PHI    
17T Bakari Seleman 17 Tanzania TAN    
17T Roman Rożek 30 Poland POL    
17T Arif Doğru 21 Turkey TUR    
17T Alexandru Turei 20 Romania ROU    
17T Prudencio Cardona 20 Colombia COL    
17T Gaetano Curcetti 25 Italy ITA  

 

 

Men's Flyweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 36from 36 nations

 

Summary

The victory of Balkan champion [Georgi Kostadinov] came as a surprise as he had been eliminated at the quarter final stage of the previous year's European Championships. He used his superior footwork to box successfully on the retreat against the highly rated Pole [Leszek Błażyński] in the semi-final and then produced a carbon copy performance against 1968 medalist [Leo Rwabwogo] of Uganda to clinch the gold medal. Kostadinov fought on after Munich and returned to the Olympic Games in 1976 in Montreal but his display in 1972 was far and away the best of his career.

Bronze medalist [Douglas Rodriguez] won the flyweight title at the inaugural World Amateur Boxing Championships in Havana in 1974 whilst a boxer who was eliminated at an early stage found greater fame as a professional. [Wilfredo Gómez], who competed for Puerto Rico despite being under the minimum age limit, is ranked as one of the greatest super-bantamweights of all time and also won world titles in two other weight divisions. Unluckiest of all the boxers in Munich was [José Viccario] of Argentina who was forced to withdraw after suffering facial injuries in a brawl at the Olympic village. His assailant, teammate Norberto Cabura, was sent home in disgrace.

The men's flyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 51 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 27 August to 10 September 1972. 36 boxers from 36 nations competed

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Georgi Kostadinov ( BUL ) 5-0 Flag of Uganda.svg Leo Rwabwogo ( UGA )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Georgi Kostadinov ( BUL ) 5-0 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Leszek Blazynski ( POL )
Flag of Uganda.svg Leo Rwabwogo ( UGA ) 3-2 Flag of Cuba.svg Douglas Rodríguez ( CUB )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Leszek Blazynski ( POL ) 3-2 Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png You Man-Chong ( KOR )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Georgi Kostadinov ( BUL ) 3-2 Flag of Colombia.svg Calixto Perez ( COL )
Flag of Cuba.svg Douglas Rodríguez ( CUB ) TKO 3 Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Boris Zoriktujev ( URS )
Flag of Uganda.svg Leo Rwabwogo ( UGA ) TKO 3 Flag of Ireland.svg Neil McLaughlin ( IRL )

Third Round

Winner Results Loser
Third round
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Leszek Blazynski ( POL ) 5-0 Flag of Mexico.svg Arturo Delgado ( MEX )
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png You Man-Chong ( KOR ) 4-1 Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Niamdash Batsuren ( MGL )
Flag of Colombia.svg Calixto Perez ( COL ) 5-0 Flag of the United States.svg Tim Dement ( USA )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Georgi Kostadinov ( BUL ) 5-0 Flag of Canada.svg Chris Ius ( CAN )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Boris Zoriktujev ( URS ) 4-1 Flag of Italy.svg Franco Udella ( ITA )
Flag of Cuba.svg Douglas Rodríguez ( CUB ) 3-2 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Constantin Gruescu ( ROU )
Flag of Uganda.svg Leo Rwabwogo ( UGA ) 4-1 Flag of Thailand.svg Orn-Chim Chawalit ( THA )
Flag of Ireland.svg Neil McLaughlin ( IRL ) KO 2 Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Mohamed Selim ( EGY )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Leszek Blazynski ( POL ) 3-2 Flag of India.svg Chander Narayanan ( IND )
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png You Man-Chong ( KOR ) 5-0 Flag of Tanzania.svg Saidi Tambwe ( TAN )
Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Niamdash Batsuren ( MGL ) 4-1 Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Antonio García ( ESP )
Flag of Colombia.svg Calixto Perez ( COL ) 5-0 Flag of Chile.svg Martin Vargas ( CHI )
Flag of the United States.svg Tim Dement ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of Tunisia (1959–1999).svg Ali Gharbi ( TUN )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Georgi Kostadinov ( BUL ) TKO 2 Flag of Pakistan.svg Jan Balouch ( PAK )
Flag of Canada.svg Chris Ius ( CAN ) 3-2 Flag of Morocco.svg Ali Ouabbou ( MAR )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Boris Zoriktujev ( URS ) TKO 3 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Dawla Vanlal ( BUR )
Flag of Italy.svg Franco Udella ( ITA ) 5-0 Flag of Kenya.svg Felix Maina ( KEN )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Constantin Gruescu ( ROU ) 5-0 Flag of Turkey.svg Kemal Sonunur ( TUR )
Flag of Cuba.svg Douglas Rodríguez ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Fujio Nagai ( JPN )
Flag of Uganda.svg Leo Rwabwogo ( UGA ) TKO 1 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice O'Sullivan ( GBR )
Flag of Thailand.svg Orn-Chim Chawalit ( THA ) 4-1 Flag of Germany.svg Gerd Schubert ( FRG )
Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Mohamed Selim ( EGY ) 4-1 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952–1995).svg Wilfredo Gomez ( PUR )
Flag of Ireland.svg Neil McLaughlin ( IRL ) 5-0 Flag of Sudan.svg Abaker Saed Mohamed ( SUD )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of Uganda.svg Leo Rwabwogo ( UGA ) 5-0 Flag of Uruguay.svg Jorge Acuña ( URU )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice O'Sullivan ( GBR ) 3-2 Flag of France.svg Rabah Kaloufi ( FRA )
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Fujio Nagai ( JPN ) 4-1 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Renato Fortaleza ( PHI )
Flag of Cuba.svg Douglas Rodríguez ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Ecuador.svg Jorge Mejia ( ECU )
Flag of Germany.svg Gerd Schubert ( FRG ) WO Flag of the Khmer Republic.svg Phar Khong ( CAM )
Flag of Thailand.svg Orn-Chim Chawalit ( THA ) WO Flag of Hungary.svg Sandor Orbán ( HUN )
Flag of Mexico.svg Arturo Delgado ( MEX ) TKO 3 Flag of Nicaragua.svg Salvador Miranda ( NIC )
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Georgi Kostadinov 22 Bulgaria BUL Gold  
2 Leo Rwabwogo 23 Uganda UGA Silver  
3T Leszek Błażyński 23 Poland POL Bronze  
3T Douglas Rodrí­guez 22 Cuba CUB Bronze  
5T Yu Jong-Man 17 South Korea KOR    
5T Calixto Pérez 22 Colombia COL    
5T Boris Zoriktuyev 23 Soviet Union URS    
5T Neil McLaughlin 24 Ireland IRL    
9T Arturo Delgado 20 Mexico MEX    
9T Nyamdashiin Batsuren 26 Mongolia MGL    
9T Tim Dement 17 United States USA    
9T Chris Ius 18 Canada CAN    
9T Franco Udella 25 Italy ITA    
9T Constantin Gruiescu 27 Romania ROU    
9T Chawalit On-Chim 26 Thailand THA    
9T Mohamed Selim Soheim 25 Egypt EGY    
17T Salvador Miranda 22 Nicaragua NCA    
17T Chander Narayanan 25 India IND    
17T Saidi Tambwe 20 Tanzania TAN    
17T Antonio Garcí­a 24 Spain ESP    
17T Martí­n Vargas 17 Chile CHI    
17T Ali Gharbi 27 Tunisia TUN    
17T Jan Balouch 20 Pakistan PAK    
17T Ali Ouabbou 31 Morocco MAR    
17T Vanlal Dawla 25 Myanmar MYA    
17T Felix Maina 18 Kenya KEN    
17T Kemal Solunur 21 Turkey TUR    
17T Fujio Nagai 20 Japan JPN    
17T Maurice O'Sullivan 19 Great Britain GBR    
17T Gerd Schubert 29 West Germany FRG    
17T Wilfredo Gómez 15 Puerto Rico PUR    
32T Jorge Acuí±a 24 Uruguay URU    
32T Rabah Khaloufi 29 France FRA    
32T Rene Fortaleza 17 Philippines PHI    
32T Jorge Mejí­a 20 Ecuador ECU    
32T Mohamed Abakkar   Sudan SUD  
 

Men's Bantamweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 38from 38 nations

 

Summary

Missing from the 1972 Olympic Games was European champion Tibor Badari who was a victim of political wrangling within the Hungarian team. In his absence [Ricardo Carreras] of the USA, [Orlando Martinez] of Cuba and [Juan Francisco Rodrí­guez], a Spaniard who had been European flyweight champion, appeared the most likely medal contenders. Rodrí­guez was the first of the three to be eliminated although it came in bizarre circumstances. Fighting [Alfonso Zamora] of Mexico in the quarter-finals Rodriguez was sent to the canvas in the final round of their bout. He was up at the count of eight but realized that his gum-shield had been knocked loose and bent down to pick it up. This was misinterpreted by the referee as a sign that he was about to slump back down to the floor and the count was continued to ten. Zamora, who trained in Mexico alongside the legendary bantamweight Ruben Olivares, then continued his streak by eliminating Carreras in the semi-final.

Awaiting Zamora was Orlando Martí­nez, who had reached the final despite not being overly impressive in his preliminary bouts. Fortunately for the Cuban his style of fighting worked well against the Mexican and he won a unanimous decision after knocking down Zamora at the end of round one. Martinez failed in his attempt to defend his crown in Montréal by which time Zamora was in the middle of his run as WBA world champion in the professional game.

The men's bantamweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 54 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 27 August to 10 September 1972. 38 boxers from 38 nations competed.

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of Cuba.svg Orlando Martínez ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Mexico.svg Alfonso Zamora ( MEX )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Cuba.svg Orlando Martínez ( CUB ) 3-2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Turpin ( GBR )
Flag of Mexico.svg Alfonso Zamora ( MEX ) 4-1 Flag of the United States.svg Ricardo Carreras ( USA )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Turpin ( GBR ) 4-1 Flag of Kenya.svg John Mwaura Nderu ( KEN )
Flag of Cuba.svg Orlando Martínez ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Indonesia.svg Ferry Moniaga ( INA )
Flag of the United States.svg Ricardo Carreras ( USA ) 3-2 Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vassilij Solomin ( URS )
Flag of Mexico.svg Alfonso Zamora ( MEX ) KO 2 Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Juan Francisco Rodríguez ( ESP )

Third Round

Winner Results Loser
Third round
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Turpin ( GBR ) 5-0 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chee Yen Wang ( TPE )
Flag of Kenya.svg John Mwaura Nderu ( KEN ) 4-1 Flag of North Korea (1948–1992).svg Kim Yong-Ik (Boxer) ( PRK )
Flag of Cuba.svg Orlando Martínez ( CUB ) 3-2 Flag of Ireland.svg Michael Dowling ( IRL )
Flag of Indonesia.svg Ferry Moniaga ( INA ) 4-1 Flag of Ghana.svg Joe Destimo ( GHA )
Flag of the United States.svg Ricardo Carreras ( USA ) 3-2 Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Bulan Ganbat ( MGL )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vassilij Solomin ( URS ) 4-1 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Marin Lazar ( ROU )
Flag of Mexico.svg Alfonso Zamora ( MEX ) 5-0 Flag of East Germany.svg Stefan Förster ( GDR )
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Juan Francisco Rodríguez ( ESP ) 5-0 Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Koh Keun Song ( KOR )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Turpin ( GBR ) 5-0 Flag of Singapore.svg Pierre Amont N'diaye ( SIN )
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Chee Yen Wang ( TPE ) 3-2 State flag of Iran (1964–1980).svg Manoochehr Bahmani ( IRI )
Flag of Kenya.svg John Mwaura Nderu ( KEN ) 4-1 Flag of Colombia.svg Eduardo Barragan ( COL )
Flag of North Korea (1948–1992).svg Kim Yong-Ik (Boxer) ( PRK ) 4-1 Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Deusdete Vasconselos ( BRA )
Flag of Ireland.svg Michael Dowling ( IRL ) 4-1 Flag of Sweden.svg Ove Lundby ( SWE )
Flag of Cuba.svg Orlando Martínez ( CUB ) 4-1 Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Maung Win ( BUR )
Flag of Indonesia.svg Ferry Moniaga ( INA ) 5-0 Flag of Nicaragua.svg René Silva ( NIC )
Flag of Ghana.svg Joe Destimo ( GHA ) 3-2 Flag of Germany.svg Werner Schaefer ( FRG )
Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Bulan Ganbat ( MGL ) 5-0 Flag of Cameroon (1961-1975).svg David Oleme ( CMR )
Flag of the United States.svg Ricardo Carreras ( USA ) TKO 3 Flag of Australia.svg Michael O'Brien ( AUS )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vassilij Solomin ( URS ) 5-0 Flag of Thailand.svg Veepol Charndej ( THA )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Marin Lazar ( ROU ) 5-0 Flag of Tanzania.svg Flevitus Bitegeko ( TAN )
Flag of Mexico.svg Alfonso Zamora ( MEX ) TKO 2 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Ricardo Fortaleza ( PHI )
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Koh Keun Song ( KOR ) 5-0 Flag of Tunisia (1959–1999).svg Abdelazis Hammi ( TUN )
Flag of East Germany.svg Stefan Förster ( GDR ) 5-0 Flag of Niger.svg Mayaki Seydou ( NIG )
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Juan Francisco Rodríguez ( ESP ) 4-1 Flag of France.svg Aldo Cosentino ( FRA )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of East Germany.svg Stefan Förster ( GDR ) 4-1 Flag of Canada.svg Leslie Hamilton ( CAN )
Flag of Niger.svg Mayaki Seydou ( NIG ) 3-2 Flag of Turkey.svg Mehmet Kunova ( TUR )
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Koh Keun Song ( KOR ) KO-1 Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg Mohamed Ayele ( ETH )
Flag of Tunisia (1959–1999).svg Abdelaziz Hammi ( TUN ) 5-0 Flag of Benin (1975–1990).svg Leopold Agbazo ( BEN )
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Juan Francisco Rodríguez ( ESP ) 5-0 Flag of Panama.svg Luis Avid ( PAN )
Flag of France.svg Aldo Cosentino ( FRA ) 5-0 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Józef Reszpondek ( POL )
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Orlando Martí­nez 27 Cuba CUB Gold  
2 Alfonso Zamora 18 Mexico MEX Silver  
3T George Turpin 20 Great Britain GBR Bronze  
3T Ricardo Carreras 22 United States USA Bronze  
5T John Nderu 26 Kenya KEN    
5T Ferry Moniaga 22 Indonesia INA    
5T Vasily Solomin 19 Soviet Union URS    
5T Juan Francisco Rodrí­guez 21 Spain ESP    
9T Wang Chee-Yen 25 Chinese Taipei TPE    
9T Kim Jong-Ik 23 North Korea PRK    
9T Mick Dowling 25 Ireland IRL    
9T Joe Destimo 28 Ghana GHA    
9T Buyangiin Ganbat 26 Mongolia MGL    
9T Marian Lazăr 19 Romania ROU    
9T Stefan Förster 21 East Germany GDR    
9T Go Saeng-Geun 21 South Korea KOR    
17T Pierre Amont N'Diaye 28 Senegal SEN    
17T Manuchehr Bahmani 20 Iran IRI    
17T Eduardo Barragan 21 Colombia COL    
17T Deusdete Vasconcelos 25 Brazil BRA    
17T Ove Lundby 18 Sweden SWE    
17T Win Maung 26 Myanmar MYA    
17T René Silva 17 Nicaragua NCA    
17T Werner Schí¤fer 19 West Germany FRG    
17T David Oleme 20 Cameroon CMR    
17T Mick O'Brien 18 Australia AUS    
17T Charndej Weerapol 28 Thailand THA    
17T Flevitus Bitegeko 19 Tanzania TAN    
17T Ric Fortaleza 21 Philippines PHI    
17T Mayaki Seydou   Niger NIG    
17T Abdel Aziz Hammi 23 Tunisia TUN    
17T Aldo Cosentino 24 France FRA    
33T Les Hamilton 18 Canada CAN    
33T Mehmet Kumova 19 Turkey TUR    
33T Ayele Mohamed 22 Ethiopia ETH    
33T Leopold Agbazo 27 Benin BEN    
33T Luis ívila 23 Panama PAN    
33T Józef Reszpondek 21 Poland POL  
 

Men's Featherweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 45from 45 nations

 

Summary

With 45 boxers taking part, the featherweight class was the most populated of any in the 1972 boxing tournament. A third meeting paired two of the favourites together with [Boris Kuznetzov], who had upset 1968 champion [Valerian Sokolov] to make the Soviet team, emerging victorious over [Ryszard Tomczyk], the European champion from Poland. The most experienced boxer in the competition was [Philip Waruinge] of Kenya who was making his third Olympic appearance. As Kuznetzov made his way through the bottom half of the draw so Waruinge did likewise in the top half of the draw. Their meeting in the final proved to be the most contentious of the entire tournament and the announcement of the Soviet boxer's victory by a 3-2 decision brought whistling, booing and shouts of )Schieber) (fix) from the crowd inside the arena. Willi Hoepner, the Kenyan's team West German coach, commented )The decision against Waruinge was a scandal. It was the East German judge that robbed us.)

The men's featherweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 57 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 27 August to 10 September 1972. 45 boxers from 45 nations competed

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Boris Kuznetsov ( URS ) 3-2 Flag of Kenya.svg Philip Waruinge ( KEN )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Kenya.svg Philip Waruinge ( KEN ) 3-2 Flag of Colombia.svg Clemente Rojas ( COL )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Boris Kuznetsov ( URS ) 5-0 Flag of Hungary.svg Andras Botos ( HUN )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of Kenya.svg Philip Waruinge ( KEN ) 4-1 Flag of Finland.svg Jouko Lindberg ( FIN )
Flag of Colombia.svg Clemente Rojas ( COL ) DSQ-2 Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Antonio Rubio ( ESP )
Flag of Hungary.svg Andras Botos ( HUN ) 4-1 Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Kazuo Kobayashi ( JPN )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Boris Kuznetsov ( URS ) 4-1 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Gabriel Pometcu ( ROU )

Third Round

Winner Results Loser
Third round
Flag of Kenya.svg Philip Waruinge ( KEN ) 5-0 Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Salah Mohamed Amin ( EGY )
Flag of Finland.svg Jouko Lindberg ( FIN ) 4-1 Flag of Argentina.svg Alberto Mario Ortíz ( ARG )
Flag of Colombia.svg Clemente Rojas ( COL ) WO Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Kuncho Kunchev ( BUL )
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Antonio Rubio ( ESP ) 5-0 Flag of Tanzania.svg Habibu Kinyogoli ( TAN )
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Kazuo Kobayashi ( JPN ) KO-1 Flag of Italy.svg Pasqualino Morbidelli ( ITA )
Flag of Hungary.svg Andras Botos ( HUN ) 3-2 Flag of the United States.svg Louis Self ( USA )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Boris Kuznetsov ( URS ) 5-0 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Ryszard Tomczyk ( POL )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Gabriel Pometcu ( ROU ) 5-0 Flag of East Germany.svg Jochen Bachfeld ( GDR )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Salah Mohamed Amin ( EGY ) 5-0 Flag of Togo.svg Guy Segbaya ( TOG )
Flag of Kenya.svg Philip Waruinge ( KEN ) 4-1 State flag of Iran (1964–1980).svg Jabbar Feli ( IRI )
Flag of Finland.svg Jouko Lindberg ( FIN ) 5-0 Flag of Uganda.svg Deogratias Musoke ( UGA )
Flag of Argentina.svg Alberto Mario Ortíz ( ARG ) 4-1 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952–1995).svg José Luis Vellón ( PUR )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Kuncho Kunchev ( BUL ) 3-2 Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Palamdorj Baatar ( MGL )
Flag of Colombia.svg Clemente Rojas ( COL ) 3-2 Flag of Canada.svg Dale Anderson ( CAN )
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Antonio Rubio ( ESP ) TKO 3 Flag of Malawi.svg Jungle Thangata ( MAW )
Flag of Tanzania.svg Habibu Kinyogoli ( TAN ) 5-0 Flag of the Khmer Republic.svg Sun Soth ( CAM )
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Kazuo Kobayashi ( JPN ) 4-1 Flag of New Zealand.svg Pat Ryan ( NZL )
Flag of Italy.svg Pasqualino Morbidelli ( ITA ) 5-0 Flag of Turkey.svg Seyfi Tatar ( TUR )
Flag of the United States.svg Louis Self ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of Greece (1970-1975).svg Angelos Theotokatos ( GRE )
Flag of Hungary.svg Andras Botos ( HUN ) 5-0 Flag of Nigeria.svg Michael Andrews ( NGR )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Boris Kuznetsov ( URS ) 3-2 Flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).png José Baptista ( VEN )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Ryszard Tomczyk ( POL ) KO 2 Flag of Switzerland.svg Rudolf Vogel ( SUI )
Flag of East Germany.svg Jochen Bachfeld ( GDR ) 5-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg William Taylor ( GBR )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Gabriel Pometcu ( ROU ) 4-1 Flag of Cuba.svg Orlando Palacios ( CUB )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of Italy.svg Pasqualino Morbidelli ( ITA ) 5-0 Flag of Zambia (1964–1996).svg Morgan Mwenya ( ZAM )
Flag of Greece (1970-1975).svg Angelos Theotokatos (GRE ) 5-0 Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg Lema Yemane ( ETH )
Flag of the United States.svg Louis Self ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of France.svg Maurice Apeang ( FRA )
Flag of Nigeria.svg Michael Andrews ( NGR ) 5-0 Flag of Senegal.svg Abdou Faye ( SEN )
Flag of Hungary.svg Andras Botos ( HUN ) 5-0 Flag of Thailand.svg Nopparat Preecha ( THA )
Flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).png José Baptista ( VEN ) 5-0 Flag of Cameroon (1961-1975).svg Emmanuel Eloundou ( CMR )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Boris Kuznetsov ( URS ) KO-1 Flag of Niger.svg Harouna Lago ( NIG )
Flag of Switzerland.svg Rudolf Vogel ( SUI ) 3-2 Flag of Gabon.svg Joseph Mbourokounda ( GAB )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Ryszard Tomczyk ( POL ) 4-1 Flag of Mexico.svg Juan Francisco García ( MEX )
Flag of East Germany.svg Jochen Bachfeld ( GDR ) 5-0 Flag of Germany.svg Peter Prause ( FRG )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg William Taylor ( GBR ) 5-0 Flag of Morocco.svg Lahcen Maghfour ( MAR )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Gabriel Pometcu ( ROU ) KO-1 Flag of Norway.svg Nils Dag Stromme ( NOR )
Flag of Cuba.svg Orlando Palacios ( CUB ) 4-1 Flag of Ghana.svg Joe Cofie ( GHA )
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Boris Kuznetsov 25 Soviet Union URS Gold  
2 Philip Waruinge 27 Kenya KEN Silver  
3T Clemente Rojas 19 Colombia COL Bronze  
3T Andrí¡s Botos 20 Hungary HUN Bronze  
5T Jouko Lindbergh 25 Finland FIN    
5T Antonio Rubio 23 Spain ESP    
5T Kazuo Kobayashi 22 Japan JPN    
5T Gabriel Pometcu 25 Romania ROU    
9T Mohamed Salah Amin 24 Egypt EGY    
9T Mario Ortí­z 18 Argentina ARG    
9T Kuncho Kunchev 20 Bulgaria BUL    
9T Habibu Kinyogoli 23 Tanzania TAN    
9T Pasqualino Morbidelli 23 Italy ITA    
9T Louis Self 22 United States USA    
9T Ryszard Tomczyk 22 Poland POL    
9T Jochen Bachfeld 19 East Germany GDR    
17T Guy Segbaya 21 Togo TOG    
17T Jabar Feli 22 Iran IRI    
17T Deogratias Musoke 23 Uganda UGA    
17T José Luis Vellon 18 Puerto Rico PUR    
17T Palamdorjiin Bayar 31 Mongolia MGL    
17T Dale Anderson 19 Canada CAN    
17T Jungle Thangata 24 Malawi MAW    
17T Soth Sun 26 Cambodia CAM    
17T Pat Ryan 20 New Zealand NZL    
17T Seyfi Tatar 24 Turkey TUR    
17T Angelos Theotokatos 32 Greece GRE    
17T Michael Andrews   Nigeria NGR    
17T José Baptista 25 Venezuela VEN    
17T Ruedi Vogel 25 Switzerland SUI    
17T Billy Taylor 19 Great Britain GBR    
17T Orlando Palacios 18 Cuba CUB    
33T Morgan Mwenya 19 Zambia ZAM    
33T Lema Yemane 21 Ethiopia ETH    
33T Maurice Apeang 20 France FRA    
33T Abdou Faye   Senegal SEN    
33T Preecha Nopparat 23 Thailand THA    
33T Emmanuel Eloundou 24 Cameroon CMR    
33T Harouna Lago   Niger NIG    
33T Joseph M'Bouroukounda 33 Gabon GAB    
33T Juan Francisco Garcí­a 19 Mexico MEX    
33T Peter Prause 29 West Germany FRG    
33T Lahcen Maghfour 22 Morocco MAR    
33T Nils Dag Strí¸mme 27 Norway NOR    
33T Joe Cofie 26 Ghana GHA  
 

Men's Lightweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 27, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 37from 37 nations

 

Summary

[Jan Szczepański] lived up to his billing as pre-Olympic favourite by comfortably winning the gold medal. Only once, early in his quarter-final against Ireland's [Charlie Nash], did he ever look under pressure and the 32 year old Pole used his disciplined, methodical style to outbox all his opponents. Hungary's [Lí¡szló Orbí¡n] attempted to draw Szczepański into brawling at close quarters during their gold medal bout but the Pole withstood the temptation and used his left jab to win a unanimous points decision. The bronze medalists were reigning African featherweight champion [Samuel Mbugua] of Kenya, who lost his chance of a place in the final when an injury ruled him out of the semi-final, and [Alfonso Pérez] who won Colombia's first ever Olympic medal.

The men's lightweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 60 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 27 August to 10 September 1972. 37 boxers from 37 nations competed.

The men's lightweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 60 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 27 August to 10 September 1972. 37 boxers from 37 nations competed

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Jan Szczepański ( POL ) 5-0 Flag of Hungary.svg László Orbán ( HUN )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Jan Szczepański ( POL ) WO Flag of Kenya.svg Samuel Mbugua ( KEN )
Flag of Hungary.svg László Orbán ( HUN ) 3-2 Flag of Colombia.svg Alfonso Pérez ( COL )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Jan Szczepański ( POL ) TKO 3 Flag of Ireland.svg Charlie Nash ( IRL )
Flag of Kenya.svg Samuel Mbugua ( KEN ) 4-1 Flag of Norway.svg Svein Erik Paulsen ( NOR )
Flag of Colombia.svg Alfonso Pérez ( COL ) 3-2 Flag of Turkey.svg Eraslan Doruk ( TUR )
Flag of Hungary.svg László Orbán ( HUN ) 4-1 Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Kim Tai-Ho ( KOR )

Third Round

Winner Results Loser
Third round
Flag of Ireland.svg Charlie Nash ( IRL ) TKO 1 Flag of Mexico.svg Antonio Gin ( MEX )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Jan Szczepański ( POL ) 5-0 Flag of the United States.svg James Busceme ( USA )
Flag of Norway.svg Svein Erik Paulsen ( NOR ) KO 2 Flag of Germany.svg Peter Hess ( FRG )
Flag of Kenya.svg Samuel Mbugua ( KEN ) 5-0 Flag of India.svg Muniswamy Venu ( IND )
Flag of Colombia.svg Alfonso Pérez ( COL ) 5-0 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Charles Kaspar ( TCH )
Flag of Turkey.svg Eraslan Doruk ( TUR ) 3-2 Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Khaidav Altanhuiag ( MGL )
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Kim Tai-Ho ( KOR ) TKO 1 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Antoniu Vasile ( ROU )
Flag of Hungary.svg László Orbán ( HUN ) 4-1 Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Ivan Mikhailov ( BUL )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of Ireland.svg Charlie Nash ( IRL ) 5-0 Flag of Denmark.svg Erik Madsen ( DEN )
Flag of Mexico.svg Antonio Gin ( MEX ) 4-1 Flag of Guyana.svg Courtney Atherly ( GUY )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Jan Szczepański ( POL ) 5-0 Flag of Sudan.svg Kasamiro Marchlo ( SUD )
Flag of the United States.svg James Busceme ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of Thailand.svg Praianan Vichit ( THA )
Flag of Germany.svg Peter Hess ( FRG ) 4-1 Flag of Cuba.svg Enrique Requeiferos ( CUB )
Flag of Norway.svg Svein Erik Paulsen ( NOR ) TKO 1 Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Gennady Dobrochotov ( URS )
Flag of India.svg Muniswamy Venu ( IND ) TKO 3 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Neville Cole ( GBR )
Flag of Kenya.svg Samuel Mbugua ( KEN ) 5-0 Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg Girmaye Gabre ( ETH )
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Charles Kaspar ( TCH ) 5-0 Flag of Malawi.svg Tatu Chionga ( MAW )
Flag of Colombia.svg Alfonso Pérez ( COL ) 5-0 Flag of Uganda.svg Odhiambo ( UGA )
Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Khaidav Altanhuiag ( MGL ) 5-0 Flag of Argentina.svg Antonio Comaschi ( ARG )
Flag of Turkey.svg Eraslan Doruk ( TUR ) 5-0 Flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).png Luis Rodríguez ( VEN )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Antoniu Vasile ( ROU ) TKO 2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Adeyemi Abayomi ( NGR )
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Kim Tai-Ho ( KOR ) KO 3 Flag of France.svg Guitry Bananas ( FRA )
Flag of Hungary.svg László Orbán ( HUN ) 4-1 Flag of Italy.svg Giambattista Capretti ( ITA )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Ivan Mikhailov ( BUL ) 3-2 State flag of Iran (1964–1980).svg Hosain Eghmaz ( IRI )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of France.svg Guitry Bananas ( FRA ) 4-1 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952–1995).svg Luis Davila ( PUR )
Flag of Hungary.svg László Orbán ( HUN ) 5-0 Flag of Morocco.svg Mohamed Sourour ( MAR )
Flag of Italy.svg Giambattista Capretti ( ITA ) TKO 2 Flag of Canada.svg José Martinez ( CAN )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Ivan Mikhailov ( BUL ) TKO 2 Flag of Panama.svg Roy Hurdley ( PAN )
State flag of Iran (1964–1980).svg Hosain Eghmaz ( IRI ) TKO 2 Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Abdelhadi Khallafallah ( EGY )
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Jan Szczepański 32 Poland POL Gold  
2 Lí¡szló Orbí¡n 22 Hungary HUN Silver  
3T Samuel Mbugua 26 Kenya KEN Bronze  
3T Alfonso Pérez 23 Colombia COL Bronze  
5T Charlie Nash 21 Ireland IRL    
5T Sven Erik Paulsen 26 Norway NOR    
5T Eraslan Doruk 22 Turkey TUR    
5T Kim Tae-Ho 20 South Korea KOR    
9T Antonio Gin 17 Mexico MEX    
9T James Busceme 20 United States USA    
9T Peter Hess 26 West Germany FRG    
9T Muniswamy Venu 26 India IND    
9T Karel KaÅ¡par 20 Czechoslovakia TCH    
9T Khaidavyn Altankhuyag 25 Mongolia MGL    
9T Antoniu Vasile 29 Romania ROU    
9T Ivan Mikhaylov 27 Bulgaria BUL    
17T Erik Madsen 26 Denmark DEN    
17T Courtney Atherly 24 Guyana GUY    
17T Kasamiro Kashri Marchlo   Sudan SUD    
17T Vichit Praianan 20 Thailand THA    
17T Enrique Regueiferos 24 Cuba CUB    
17T Gennady Dobrokhotov 23 Soviet Union URS    
17T Girmaye Gabre 22 Ethiopia ETH    
17T Neville Cole 20 Great Britain GBR    
17T Tatu Chionga 28 Malawi MAW    
17T Peter Odhiambo 21 Uganda UGA    
17T Antonio Comaschi 21 Argentina ARG    
17T Luis Rodrí­guez 24 Venezuela VEN    
17T Adeyemi Abayomi 25 Nigeria NGR    
17T Guitry Bananier 21 France FRA    
17T Giambattista Capretti 25 Italy ITA    
17T Hassan Eghmaz 27 Iran IRI    
33T Luis Davila 18 Puerto Rico PUR    
33T Mohamed Sourour 32 Morocco MAR    
33T Jose Martinez 21 Canada CAN    
33T Roy Hurdley   Panama PAN    
33T Abdel Hadj Khallaf Allah 26 Egypt EGY
 

Men's Light-Welterweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 30, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 32from 32 nations

 

Summary

The American team that arrived in Germany was considered the best all round team to leave their shores since 1952 but only one, [Ray Seales], returned to the US as Olympic champion. With no seeding it was always possible that two of the favourites could be drawn to meet each other and that is exactly what happened in the first round in Munich. Seales was drawn against the reigning European Champion, [Ulrich Beyer] of East Germany. The bout lived up to expectations as first Seales and then Beyer took the upper hand over the course of the fight. The fight was effectively decided in the last minute when Seales launched a blistering attack which shook his opponent to his boots. It was enough give the American the win in the eyes of three of the five judges. Despite another close call in the quarter-finals Seales advanced to the final where he would face [Angel Angelov] of Bulgaria. The gold medal bout was a textbook clash between the upright technical Eastern European style of Angelov and the looser, more aggressive American. With little to choose between the two men the decisive moment came in the first round when Seales knocked the Bulgarian to the floor. After the Olympics Seales embarked on a professional career. He fought some of the best boxers in the middleweight division including world champions Marvin Hagler and [Alan Minter] but, although he held the North American championships, never managed to get a shot at the world title. He suffered serious damage to his retina during his career and was declared legally blind in the mid-eighties. Seales later worked with autistic high school students.

The men's light welterweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 63.5 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 30 August to 10 September 1972. 32 boxers from 32 nations competed

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of the United States.svg Ray Seales ( USA ) 3-2 Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Angel Angelov ( BUL )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of the United States.svg Ray Seales ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Zvonimir Vujin ( YUG )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Angel Angelov ( BUL ) 5-0 Flag of Niger.svg Issaka Dabore ( NIG )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of the United States.svg Ray Seales ( USA ) 3-2 Flag of Cuba.svg Andres Molina ( CUB )
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Zvonimir Vujin ( YUG ) 5-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Moughton ( GBR )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Angel Angelov ( BUL ) TKO 2 Flag of Thailand.svg Srisook Bantow ( THA )
Flag of Niger.svg Issaka Dabore ( NIG ) 3-2 Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Kyoji Shinohara ( JPN )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of the United States.svg Ray Seales ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of Ireland.svg James Montague ( IRL )
Flag of Cuba.svg Andres Molina ( CUB ) KO 3 Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Anatoly Kamnev ( URS )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Moughton ( GBR ) 3-2 Flag of Colombia.svg Emiliano Villa ( COL )
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Zvonimir Vujin ( YUG ) 3-2 Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Sodnom Gombo ( MGL )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Angel Angelov ( BUL ) 4-1 Flag of Argentina.svg Walter Desiderio Gomez ( ARG )
Flag of Thailand.svg Srisook Buntoe ( THA ) TKO 3 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Calistrat Cuţov ( ROU )
Flag of Niger.svg Issaka Dabore ( NIG ) TKO 3 Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Tai-Shik Park ( KOR )
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Kyoji Shinohara ( JPN ) 5-0 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952–1995).svg Laudiel Negron ( PUR )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of Ireland.svg James Montague ( IRL ) TKO 3 State flag of Iran (1964–1980).svg Nosrat Vakil Monfared ( IRI )
Flag of the United States.svg Ray Seales ( USA ) 3-2 Flag of East Germany.svg Ulrich Beyer ( GDR )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Anatoly Kamnev ( URS ) KO 2 Flag of Bermuda (1910–1999).svg Roy Johnson ( BER )
Flag of Cuba.svg Andres Molina ( CUB ) TKO 2 Flag of Finland.svg Pentti Saarman ( FIN )
Flag of Colombia.svg Emiliano Villa ( COL ) 5-0 Flag of Sudan.svg Tomsah Milwal Okalo ( SUD )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Moughton ( GBR ) 5-0 Flag of Pakistan.svg Malang Balouch ( PAK )
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Zvonimir Vujin ( YUG ) TKO 2 Flag of Tanzania.svg Robert Mwakosya ( TAN )
Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Sodnom Gombo ( MGL ) 5-0 Flag of Zambia (1964–1996).svg Ytham Kunda ( ZAM )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Angel Angelov ( BUL ) TKO 3 Flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).png Luis Contreras ( VEN )
Flag of Argentina.svg Walter Desiderio Gomez ( ARG ) 5-0 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Krzysztof Pierwieniecki ( POL )
Flag of Thailand.svg Srisook Buntoe ( THA ) 4-1 Flag of Italy.svg Ernesto Bergamasco ( ITA )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Calistrat Cuţov ( ROU ) 4-1 Flag of Uganda.svg Mohamed Muruli ( UGA )
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Tai-Shik Park ( KOR ) TKO 3 Flag of Senegal.svg Abdou Fall ( SEN )
Flag of Niger.svg Issaka Dabore ( NIG ) TKO 3 Flag of Ghana.svg Odartey Lawson ( GHA )
Flag of Puerto Rico (1952–1995).svg Laudiel Negron ( PUR ) 4-1 Flag of Nigeria.svg Obisia Nwakpa ( NGR )
Flag of Japan (1870–1999).svg Kyoji Shinohara ( JPN ) 5-0 Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg Fekadu Gabre Selassie ( ETH )
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Ray Seales 19 United States USA Gold  
2 Angel Angelov 24 Bulgaria BUL Silver  
3T Zvonko Vujin 29 Yugoslavia YUG Bronze  
3T Issaka Daboré   Niger NIG Bronze  
5T Andrés Molina 27 Cuba CUB    
5T Graham Moughton 23 Great Britain GBR    
5T Bantow Srisook 25 Thailand THA    
5T Kyoji Shinohara 23 Japan JPN    
9T Jim Montague 22 Ireland IRL    
9T Anatoly Kamnev 23 Soviet Union URS    
9T Emilio Villa 19 Colombia COL    
9T Sodnomyn Gombo 26 Mongolia MGL    
9T Walter Gómez 19 Argentina ARG    
9T Calistrat Cuțov 23 Romania ROU    
9T Park Tae-Sik 20 South Korea KOR    
9T Laudiel Negrón 19 Puerto Rico PUR    
17T Nosra Vakil Monfard 25 Iran IRI    
17T Ulrich Beyer 25 East Germany GDR    
17T Roy Johnson 24 Bermuda BER    
17T Pentti Saarman 31 Finland FIN    
17T Timsah Okalo Mulwal   Sudan SUD    
17T Malang Balouch 24 Pakistan PAK    
17T Robert Mwakosya 19 Tanzania TAN    
17T Yotham Kunda 23 Zambia ZAM    
17T Luis Contreras 21 Venezuela VEN    
17T Krzysztof Pierwieniecki 20 Poland POL    
17T Ernesto Bergamasco 22 Italy ITA    
17T Mohamed Muruli 25 Uganda UGA    
17T Abdou Fall   Senegal SEN    
17T Emmanuel Lawson 31 Ghana GHA    
17T Obisia Nwakpa 22 Nigeria NGR    
17T Fekrou Gabreselassie 22 Ethiopia ETH
 

Men's Welterweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 28, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 37from 37 nations

 

Summary

Welterweight was considered one of the most competitive weight divisions contested in 1972. As well as the 1968 champion [Manfred Wolke] of the GDR, the veteran Hungarian [Jí¡nos Kajdi], [Jesse Valdez] of the USA and the teenaged Pan American Games champion from Cuba, [Emilio Correa], were all touted as possible Olympic champions. The first of the four to fall was Wolke although his exit at the hands of Correa was due to a cut eye that happened in the second round of an otherwise even contest. The Cuban then eliminated Valdez in the semi-finals with 3-2 points decision after a desperately close contest to set up a meeting with Kajdi in the final. While the Hungarian was recognized as the most skillful boxer it was the strength of Correa that proved the dominant factor in their meeting and, despite the Cuban being forced to take a standing count in the first round, the judges unanimously voted Correa as the new Olympic champion.

Correa won the welterweight title at the first World Amateur Championships in 1974 but failed to retain either his Pan American Games or Olympic titles and retired in 1979. Thirty-six years after his father's Olympic triumph his son, [Emilio Jr.], reached the middleweight final of the 2008 Olympics only to lose to Great Britain's [James DeGale].

The men's welterweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 67 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 28 August to 10 September 1972. 37 boxers from 37 nations competed

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of Cuba.svg Emilio Correa ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Hungary.svg János Kajdi ( HUN )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Hungary.svg János Kajdi ( HUN ) 4-1 Flag of Kenya.svg Richard Murunga ( KEN )
Flag of Cuba.svg Emilio Correa ( CUB ) 3-2 Flag of the United States.svg Jesse Valdez ( USA )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of Hungary.svg János Kajdi ( HUN ) 5-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice Hope ( GBR )
Flag of Kenya.svg Richard Murunga ( KEN ) KO-1 Flag of Mexico.svg Sergio Lozano ( MEX )
Flag of Cuba.svg Emilio Correa ( CUB ) 3-2 Flag of Germany.svg Günther Meier ( FRG )
Flag of the United States.svg Jesse Valdez ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Anatoly Chochlov ( URS )

Third Round

Winner Results Loser
Third round
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice Hope ( GBR ) WO Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Alfonso Fernández ( ESP )
Flag of Hungary.svg János Kajdi ( HUN ) KO 2 Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Damdiniav Bandi ( MGL )
Flag of Mexico.svg Sergio Lozano ( MEX ) 4-1 Flag of Australia.svg Kerry Devlin ( AUS )
Flag of Kenya.svg Richard Murunga ( KEN ) TKO 3 State flag of Iran (1964–1980).svg Vartex Parsanian ( IRI )
Flag of Cuba.svg Emilio Correa ( CUB ) TKO 2 Flag of East Germany.svg Manfred Wolke ( GDR )
Flag of Germany.svg Günther Meier ( FRG ) 5-0 Flag of Thailand.svg Sangnual Rabieb ( THA )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Anatoly Chochlov ( URS ) 5-0 Flag of Ireland.svg John Rodgers ( IRL )
Flag of the United States.svg Jesse Valdez ( USA ) 4-1 Flag of Uganda.svg David Jackson ( UGA )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg Alfonso Fernández ( ESP ) 4-1 Flag of Turkey.svg Hakki Sözen ( TUR )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Maurice Hope ( GBR ) 5-0 Flag of the Bahamas (1964–1973).png Garry Davis ( BAH )
Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Damdiniav Bandi ( MGL ) 3-2 Flag of Ghana.svg Emma Flash Ankoudey ( GHA )
Flag of Hungary.svg János Kajdi ( HUN ) 4-1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg James Free ( NED )
Flag of Australia.svg Kerry Devlin ( AUS ) TKO 3 Flag of Sudan.svg Mirgaani Rizgalla ( SUD )
Flag of Mexico.svg Sergio Lozano ( MEX ) 5-0 Flag of Nigeria.svg Joe Mensah ( NGR )
State flag of Iran (1964–1980).svg Vartex Parsanian ( IRI ) 5-0 Flag of Tanzania.svg Mbaraka Mkanga ( TAN )
Flag of Kenya.svg Richard Murunga ( KEN ) 4-1 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Alfons Stawski ( POL )
Flag of Cuba.svg Emilio Correa ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Italy.svg Damiano Lassandro ( ITA )
Flag of East Germany.svg Manfred Wolke ( GDR ) 4-1 Flag of Greece (1970-1975).svg Panayotis Therianos ( GRE )
Flag of Germany.svg Günther Meier ( FRG ) 5-0 Flag of New Zealand.svg Jeff Rackley ( NZL )
Flag of Thailand.svg Sangnual Rabieb ( THA ) 5-0 Flag of Switzerland.svg Karl Gschwind ( SUI )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Anatoly Chochlov ( URS ) TKO 3 Flag of Chile.svg Julio Medina ( CHI )
Flag of Ireland.svg John Rodgers ( IRL ) TKO 3 Flag of Denmark.svg Ib Bøtcher ( DEN )
Flag of Uganda.svg David Jackson ( UGA ) 4-1 Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Vladimir Kolev ( BUL )
Flag of the United States.svg Jesse Valdez ( USA ) 4-1 Flag of Peru.svg Carlos Burga ( PER )
 

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of Denmark.svg Ib Bøtcher ( DEN ) 3-2 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952–1995).svg Nicolas Ortiz Flores ( PUR )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Vladimir Kolev ( BUL ) 5-0 Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Abdelhamid Fouad Gad ( EGY )
Flag of Uganda.svg David Jackson ( UGA ) 3-2 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Victor Zilberman ( ROU )
Flag of Peru.svg Carlos Burga ( PER ) 4-1 Flag of Norway.svg Ketil Hodne ( NOR )
Flag of the United States.svg Jesse Valdez ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of Togo.svg Kolman Kalipe ( TOG )
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Emilio Correa 19 Cuba CUB Gold  
2 Jí¡nos Kajdi 32 Hungary HUN Silver  
3T Dick Murunga 23 Kenya KEN Bronze  
3T Jesse Valdez 25 United States USA Bronze  
5T Maurice Hope 20 Great Britain GBR    
5T Sergio Lozano 20 Mexico MEX    
5T Gunther Meier 31 West Germany FRG    
5T Anatoly Khokhlov 24 Soviet Union URS    
9T Alfonso Ferní¡ndez 21 Spain ESP    
9T Damdinjavyn Bandi 30 Mongolia MGL    
9T Wayne Devlin 28 Australia AUS    
9T Vartex Parsanian 20 Iran IRI    
9T Manfred Wolke 29 East Germany GDR    
9T Rabieb Sangnual 22 Thailand THA    
9T John Rodgers 25 Ireland IRL    
9T David Jackson 22 Uganda UGA    
17T Hakkı Sözen 22 Turkey TUR    
17T Garry Davis 25 Bahamas BAH    
17T Emma Ankudey 28 Ghana GHA    
17T James Vrij 21 Netherlands NED    
17T Mirgaani Gomaa Rizgalla   Sudan SUD    
17T Joe Mensah 27 Nigeria NGR    
17T Mbwana Mkanga 22 Tanzania TAN    
17T Alfons Stawski 27 Poland POL    
17T Damiano Lassandro 24 Italy ITA    
17T Panagiotis Therianos 25 Greece GRE    
17T Jeff Rackley 19 New Zealand NZL    
17T Karl Gschwind 28 Switzerland SUI    
17T Julio Medina 24 Chile CHI    
17T Ib Bí¸tcher 20 Denmark DEN    
17T Vladimir Kolev 18 Bulgaria BUL    
17T Carlos Burga 20 Peru PER    
33T Nicolas Ortí­z 20 Puerto Rico PUR    
33T Abdel Hamid Fouad Gad 28 Egypt EGY    
33T Victor Zilberman 24 Romania ROU    
33T Ketil Hodne 25 Norway NOR    
33T Komlan Kalipe 29 Togo TOG  
 

Men's Light-Middleweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 28, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 34from 34 nations

 

Summary

The big surprise of the 1972 boxing tournament, and a very pleasant one for the home crowd, was the victory of West Germany's [Dieter Kottysch] in the light-welterweight. Kottysch avoided the favourites in the early stages and watched as the top rated fighters began to eliminate each other from contention. [Valery Tregubov] of the USSR eliminated American [Reggie Jones] but was himself beaten by the young Briton [Alan Minter] whilst in the other half of the draw 1968 silver medalist [Rolando Garbey] fell to [Wiesław Rudkowski] of Poland. The semi-final between Kottysch and Minter proved to be one of the most contentious of the Games. Kottysch won the slenderest of decisions as two judges voted for him, two for Kottysch and the fifth judge had the fight even at 59-59 but gave the advantage to the German. The result received a mixed reception even within the pro-German crowd. Kottysch and Rudkowski, two old rivals, met for the gold medal with the German's harder punching triumphing over the more skillful Pole. Rudkowski was also hampered by a cut eye during the final round. After the medal ceremony Kottysch announced that this fight was to be last. Bronze medalist Minter went on to a successful professional career which culminated with a spell as the middleweight champion of the world.

The men's light middleweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 71 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 28 August to 10 September 1972. 34 boxers from 34 nations competed

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of Germany.svg Dieter Kottysch ( FRG ) 3-2 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Wiesław Rudkowski ( POL )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Germany.svg Dieter Kottysch ( FRG ) 3-2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Minter ( GBR )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Wiesław Rudkowski ( POL ) 4-1 Flag of East Germany.svg Peter Tiepold ( GDR )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Minter ( GBR ) 4-1 Flag of Algeria.svg Loucif Hanmani ( ALG )
Flag of Germany.svg Dieter Kottysch ( FRG ) 5-0 Flag of Tunisia (1959–1999).svg Mohamed Majeri ( TUN )
Flag of East Germany.svg Peter Tiepold ( GDR ) 5-0 Flag of Mexico.svg Emeterio Villanueva ( MEX )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Wiesław Rudkowski ( POL ) 4-1 Flag of Cuba.svg Rolando Garbey ( CUB )

Third Round

Winner Results Loser
Third round
Flag of Algeria.svg Loucif Hanmani ( ALG ) TKO 2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anthony Richardson ( NED )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Minter ( GBR ) 5-0 Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Valeri Tregubov ( URS )
Flag of Germany.svg Dieter Kottysch ( FRG ) 5-0 Flag of Greece (1970-1975).svg Evengelos Oikonomakos ( GRE )
Flag of Tunisia (1959–1999).svg Mohamed Majeri ( TUN ) 5-0 Flag of Australia.svg Alan Jenkinson ( AUS )
Flag of East Germany.svg Peter Tiepold ( GDR ) 5-0 Flag of Finland.svg Mikko Saarinen ( FIN )
Flag of Mexico.svg Emeterio Villanueva ( MEX ) TKO 3 Flag of Ireland.svg Christopher Elliott ( IRL )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Wiesław Rudkowski ( POL ) 5-0 Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Nayden Stanchev ( BUL )
Flag of Cuba.svg Rolando Garbey ( CUB ) TKO 2 Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Jae Keun-Lim ( KOR )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anthony Richardson ( NED ) 3-2 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Svetomir Belic ( YUG )
Flag of Algeria.svg Loucif Hanmani ( ALG ) 5-0 Flag of Puerto Rico (1952–1995).svg José Colón ( PUR )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Minter ( GBR ) KO 2 Flag of Guyana.svg Reginald Ford ( GUY )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Valeri Tregubov ( URS ) 3-2 Flag of the United States.svg Reggie Jones ( USA )
Flag of Greece (1970-1975).svg Evengelos Oikonomakos ( GRE ) 5-0 Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).svg Nicolas Aquilino ( PHI )
Flag of Germany.svg Dieter Kottysch ( FRG ) TKO 2 Flag of Colombia.svg Bonifacio Avila ( COL )
Flag of Tunisia (1959–1999).svg Mohamed Majeri ( TUN ) 5-0 Flag of Niger.svg Issoufou Habou ( NIG )
Flag of Australia.svg Alan Jenkinson ( AUS ) 4-1 Flag of France.svg Michel Belliard ( FRA )
Flag of Finland.svg Mikko Saarinen ( FIN ) TKO 2 Flag of Kenya.svg David Attan ( KEN )
Flag of East Germany.svg Peter Tiepold ( GDR ) 4-1 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Ion Györfi ( ROU )
Flag of Ireland.svg Christopher Elliott ( IRL ) 5-0 Flag of Lebanon.svg Farouk Kesrouan ( LIB )
Flag of Mexico.svg Emeterio Villanueva ( MEX ) 4-1 Flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).png Alfredo Lemus ( VEN )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Wiesław Rudkowski ( POL ) 5-0 Flag of Italy.svg Antonio Castellini ( ITA )
Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Nayden Stanchev ( BUL ) 3-2 Flag of Uganda.svg John Opio ( UGA )
Flag of Cuba.svg Rolando Garbey ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Austria.svg Franz Csandl ( AUT )
Flag of South Korea (1949–1984).png Jae Keun-Lim ( KOR ) 3-2 Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Namchal Tsendaiush ( MGL )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of Cuba.svg Rolando Garbey ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Ghana.svg Ricky Barnor ( GHA )
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Svetomir Belic ( YUG ) 4-1 Flag of Senegal.svg Dumar Fall ( SEN )
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Dieter Kottysch 29 West Germany FRG Gold  
2 Wiesław Rudkowski 25 Poland POL Silver  
3T Alan Minter 21 Great Britain GBR Bronze  
3T Peter Tiepold 26 East Germany GDR Bronze  
5T Loucif Hamani 22 Algeria ALG    
5T Mohamed Majeri 24 Tunisia TUN    
5T Emeterio Villanueva 26 Mexico MEX    
5T Rolando Garbey 24 Cuba CUB    
9T Anthony Richardson 25 Netherlands NED    
9T Valery Tregubov 30 Soviet Union URS    
9T Evangelos Oikonomakos 27 Greece GRE    
9T Alan Jenkinson 20 Australia AUS    
9T Mikko Saarinen 26 Finland FIN    
9T Christy Elliott 21 Ireland IRL    
9T Nayden Stanchev 23 Bulgaria BUL    
9T Im Jae-Geun 22 South Korea KOR    
17T Svetomir Belić 25 Yugoslavia YUG    
17T José Antonio Colon 24 Puerto Rico PUR    
17T Reggie Ford 19 Guyana GUY    
17T Reggie Jones 21 United States USA    
17T Nicolas Aquilino 19 Philippines PHI    
17T Bonifacio ívila 22 Colombia COL    
17T Issoufou Habou   Niger NIG    
17T Michel Belliard 23 France FRA    
17T David Attan 23 Kenya KEN    
17T Ion Györffi 22 Romania ROU    
17T Farouk Kesrouani 22 Lebanon LIB    
17T Alfredo Lemus 20 Venezuela VEN    
17T Antonio Castellini 21 Italy ITA    
17T John Opio 20 Uganda UGA    
17T Franz Csandl 23 Austria AUT    
32T Namkhain Tsend-Ayuush 27 Mongolia MGL    
32T Ricky Barnor 28 Ghana GHA    
32T Oumar Fall   Senegal SEN  
 

Men's Middleweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 29, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 22from 22 nations

 

Summary

At the start of 1972 [Vyacheslav Lemeshev] was not guaranteed a place on the Soviet Olympic team. Although he was European junior champion in 1971, the USSR also had Juozas Juocevicius, the European senior champion, and the highly rated Rufat Riskiyev to choose from. When Juocevicius' Olympic dreams were thwarted by injury it was thought that Riskiyev would be chosen but instead the Soviet selectors chose Lemeshev. The choice of Lemeshev turned out to be a masterstroke and he proved unbeatable. Only one of the contests reached the final round and he secured gold with a brutal knockout of [Reima Virtanen]. The Finn was unconscious for a nearly a minute after the contest. Lemeshev was European champion in 1973 and 1975 but retired at the young age of 24 after failing to be selected for the 1976 Olympic Games. In his later life he battled unsuccessfully with alcohol problems and this contributed to his death at the age of just 43.

The men's middleweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 75 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 29 August to 10 September 1972. 22 boxers from 22 nations competed

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vjatjeslav Lemesjev ( URS ) KO-1 Flag of Finland.svg Reima Virtanen ( FIN )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Finland.svg Reima Virtanen ( FIN ) 3-2 Flag of Ghana.svg Prince Amartey ( GHA )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vjatjeslav Lemesjev ( URS ) TKO 2 Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Johnson ( USA )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of Finland.svg Reima Virtanen ( FIN ) TKO 3 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Witold Stachurski ( POL )
Flag of Ghana.svg Prince Amartey ( GHA ) 3-2 Flag of Denmark.svg Poul Knudsen ( DEN )
Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Johnson ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of Cuba.svg Alejandro Montoya ( CUB )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vjatjeslav Lemesjev ( URS ) TKO 2 Flag of Turkey.svg Nazi Kuran ( TUR )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of Finland.svg Reima Virtanen ( FIN ) 3-2 Flag of Tanzania.svg Titus Simba ( TAN )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Witold Stachurski ( POL ) 4-1 Flag of Kenya.svg Peter Dula ( KEN )
Flag of Ghana.svg Prince Amartey ( GHA ) 5-0 Flag of Mexico.svg José Luis Espinosa ( MEX )
Flag of Denmark.svg Poul Knudsen ( DEN ) 5-0 Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg William Peets ( ISV )
Flag of the United States.svg Marvin Johnson ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of Germany.svg Ewald Jarmer ( FRG )
Flag of Cuba.svg Alejandro Montoya ( CUB ) TKO 2 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Billy Knight ( GBR )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vjatjeslav Lemesjev ( URS ) 5-0 Flag of East Germany.svg Hans-Joachim Brauske ( GDR )
Flag of Turkey.svg Nazi Kuran ( TUR ) KO-1 Flag of the Bahamas (1964–1973).png Nathaniel Knowles ( BAH )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of Cuba.svg Alejandro Montoya ( CUB ) KO-1 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Alec Năstac ( ROU )
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Billy Knight ( GBR ) 3-2 Flag of Zambia (1964–1996).svg Julius Luipa ( ZAM )
Flag of East Germany.svg Hans-Joachim Brauske ( GDR ) 3-2 Flag of Sudan.svg Abdalla Abdelwahb Salih ( SUD )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Vjatjeslav Lemesjev ( URS ) KO-1 Flag of Indonesia.svg William Gomnies ( INA )
Flag of Turkey.svg Nazi Kuran ( TUR ) TKO 2 Flag of Greece (1970-1975).svg Athanasios Giannopoulos ( GRE )
Flag of the Bahamas (1964–1973).png Nathaniel Knowles ( BAH ) TKO 1 Flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).png Faustino Quinales ( VEN )

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Vyacheslav Lemeshev 20 Soviet Union URS Gold  
2 Reima Virtanen 24 Finland FIN Silver  
3T Prince Amartey 28 Ghana GHA Bronze  
3T Marvin Johnson 18 United States USA Bronze  
5T Witold Stachurski 25 Poland POL    
5T Poul Knudsen 20 Denmark DEN    
5T Alejandro Montoya 20 Cuba CUB    
5T Nazif Kuran 27 Turkey TUR    
9T Titus Simba   Tanzania TAN    
9T Peter Dula 24 Kenya KEN    
9T José Luis Espinosa 31 Mexico MEX    
9T William Peets 20 United States Virgin Islands ISV    
9T Ewald Jarmer 30 West Germany FRG    
9T Bill Knight 21 Great Britain GBR    
9T Hans-Joachim Brauske 28 East Germany GDR    
9T Nat Knowles 23 Bahamas BAH    
17T Alec Năstac 23 Romania ROU    
17T Julius Luipa 24 Zambia ZAM    
17T Abdel Wahab Abdullah Salih   Sudan SUD    
17T Wiem Gommies 26 Indonesia INA    
17T Athanasios Giannopoulos 25 Greece GRE    
17T Faustino Quinales 25 Venezuela VEN  
 

Men's Light-Heavyweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: August 28, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 28from 28 nations

 

Summary

After losing in the final of the 1969 European Championships, Yugoslavia's [Mate Parlov]won the next four major tournaments he could enter. His Olympic title in 1972 was sandwiched by a brace of European championships in 1971 and 1973 and followed by a win at the inaugural world amateur Championships in 1974. Parlov was dominant in Munich and comfortably defeated opponents from Chad, Hungary and Poland on his way to fight for the gold medal. Facing Parlov in the final was the 19-year-old Cuban soldier [Gilberto Carrillo]. The inexperienced Carillo stated well and had the better of the opening exchanges but he failed to recover from a knockdown late in round one and was stopped in the final minute of the second run. Unlike other Communist regimes, Yugoslavia allowed its' boxers to fight professionally and so Parlov took up this option in 1975. He won the European light-heavyweight title in 1976 and was World champion for most of 1978. He lost the title to fellow Olympian [Marvin Johnson], then retired in 1980 following two failures to win another world title in the cruiserweight division. After retiring from the ring he ran a coffee bar but would return to boxing as a coach of the 1984 Yugoslav Olympic boxing team. A very popular figure in his native Croatia, he was voted the outstanding Croatian sportsman of the 20th century.

The men's light heavyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of up to 81 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 28 August to 10 September 1972. 28 boxers from 28 nations competed.

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Mate Parlov ( YUG ) TKO 2 Flag of Cuba.svg Gilberto Carrillo ( CUB )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Cuba.svg Gilberto Carrillo ( CUB ) 5-0 Flag of Nigeria.svg Isaac Ikhouria ( NGR )
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Mate Parlov ( YUG ) 5-0 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Janusz Gortat ( POL )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of Cuba.svg Gilberto Carrillo ( CUB ) TKO 1 Flag of Norway.svg Harald Skog ( NOR )
Flag of Nigeria.svg Isaac Ikhouria ( NGR ) 3-2 Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Nicholas Anfimov ( URS )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Janusz Gortat ( POL ) TKO 1 Flag of Germany.svg Rudi Hornig ( FRG )
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Mate Parlov ( YUG ) WO Flag of Argentina.svg Miguel Angel Cuello ( ARG )

Second round

Winner Results Loser
Second round
Flag of Cuba.svg Gilberto Carrillo ( CUB ) KO-1 Flag of Venezuela (1954–2006).png Ernesto Sanchez ( VEN )
Flag of Norway.svg Harald Skog ( NOR ) 5-0 Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg Seifu Mekkonen ( ETH )
Flag of Nigeria.svg Isaac Ikhouria ( NGR ) 5-0 Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Valdemar Paulino Oliveira ( BRA )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Nicholas Anfimov ( URS ) TKO 3 Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Mahmoud Ahmed Ali ( EGY )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Janusz Gortat ( POL ) 3-2 Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Russell ( USA )
Flag of Germany.svg Rudi Hornig ( FRG ) 4-1 Flag of Italy.svg Guglielmo Spinello ( ITA )
Flag of Argentina.svg Miguel Angel Cuello ( ARG ) TKO 2 Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Marin Culineac ( ROU )
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Mate Parlov ( YUG ) TKO 2 Flag of Hungary.svg Imre Tóth ( HUN )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of Nigeria.svg Isaac Ikhouria ( NGR ) 3-2 Flag of Switzerland.svg Anton Schaer ( SUI )
Flag of Brazil (1968–1992).svg Valdemar Paulino Oliveira ( BRA ) 5-0 Flag of India.svg Nghivav Mehtab Singh ( IND )
Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Nicholas Anfimov ( URS ) 5-0 Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Georgi Stankov ( BUL )
Flag of Egypt (1972-1984).svg Mahmoud Ahmed Ali ( EGY ) 5-0 Flag of the Mongolian People's Republic (1945–1992).svg Gombo Zorig ( MGL )
Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Janusz Gortat ( POL ) 5-0 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Kral ( TCH )
Flag of the United States.svg Raymond Russell ( USA ) TKO 2 Flag of Kenya.svg Stephen Thega ( KEN )
Flag of Germany.svg Rudi Hornig ( FRG ) 5-0 Flag of France.svg Henri Moreau ( FRA )
Flag of Italy.svg Guglielmo Spinello ( ITA ) KO 2 Flag of Tanzania.svg Samson Laizer ( TAN )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Marin Culineac ( ROU ) 5-0 Flag of Jamaica.svg Dinsdale Wright ( JAM )
Flag of Argentina.svg Miguel Angel Cuello ( ARG ) 4-1 Flag of East Germany.svg Ottomar Sachse ( GDR )
Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Mate Parlov ( YUG ) TKO 2 Flag of Chad.svg Noureddine Aman Hasan ( CHA )
Flag of Hungary.svg Imre Tóth ( HUN ) 3-2 Flag of Uganda.svg Matthias Ouma ( UGA )

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Mate Parlov 23 Yugoslavia YUG Gold  
2 Gilberto Carrillo 21 Cuba CUB Silver  
3T Isaac Ikhouria 24 Nigeria NGR Bronze  
3T Janusz Gortat 24 Poland POL Bronze  
5T Harald Skog 23 Norway NOR    
5T Nikolay Anfimov 21 Soviet Union URS    
5T Rudi Hornig 34 West Germany FRG    
5T Miguel íngel Cuello 26 Argentina ARG    
9T Ernesto Sí¡nchez 24 Venezuela VEN    
9T Seifu Mekonnen 20 Ethiopia ETH    
9T Waldemar de Oliveira 21 Brazil BRA    
9T Ahmed Mahmoud Aly 26 Egypt EGY    
9T Ray Russell 32 United States USA    
9T Guglielmo Spinello 20 Italy ITA    
9T Marian Culineac 20 Romania ROU    
9T Imre Tóth 24 Hungary HUN    
17T Anton Schí¤r 30 Switzerland SUI    
17T Nghlhav Mehtabs Singh 23 India IND    
17T Georgi Stankov 29 Bulgaria BUL    
17T Gombyn Zorig 27 Mongolia MGL    
17T Jaroslav Krí¡l 24 Czechoslovakia TCH    
17T Steven Thega 26 Kenya KEN    
17T Henri Moreau 27 France FRA    
17T Samson Laizer 22 Tanzania TAN    
17T Oliver Wright 25 Jamaica JAM    
17T Ottomar Sachse 21 East Germany GDR    
17T Noureddine Aman Hassan 29 Chad CHA    
17T Matthias Ouma 26 Uganda UGA  
 

Men's Heavyweight

 Host City: Munchen, West Germany
Venue(s): Boxing Hall, Olympic Park, Munchen
Date Started: September 3, 1972
Date Finished: September 10, 1972
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Competitors 14from 14 nations

 

Summary

The favourite for the Olympic heavyweight title was America's new "Great White Hope", Minnesotan [Duane Bobick]. Bobick had won the Pan American Games gold medal in 1971 scoring a victory over young Cuban [Teófilo Stevenson] on his way to the title. Since then he had remained unbeaten and had scored a series of impressive victories including three victories on a US tour of the Soviet Union. Bobick and Stevenson scored comfortable victories in their first round bouts but were then drawn to face each other in the quarter-finals. From the start Stevenson used his jab to open the American's defences and skewered him with a succession of hooks and uppercuts. Despite sporting an ugly swelling under his eye, Bobick briefly fought back in the second round but it was not enough and by the middle of round three his resistance had faded. The Cuban landed a right hand punch that sent Bobick crumpling to the canvas and, although he got back to his feet, the fight was stopped shortly afterwards. Stevenson followed this victory with another stoppage, this time over West Germany's [Peter Hussing] in the semi-finals and then claimed the Olympic title by walkover when [Ion Alexe] was ruled out of the final with a broken thumb. The Cuban's performance earned him the Val Barker Trophy as the best boxer of the Games and a reputation as the )new Muhammad Ali). True to his communist beliefs he refused offers to defect and start a professional career and instead became one of the legendary figures of amateur boxing. He won three Olympic and three World amateur titles during his career.

The men's heavyweight event was part of the boxing programme at the 1972 Summer Olympics. The weight class allowed boxers of more than 81 kilograms to compete. The competition was held from 3 to 10 September 1972. 14 boxers from 14 nations competed

Final

Winner Results Loser
Final
Flag of Cuba.svg Teófilo Stevenson ( CUB ) WO Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Ion Alexe ( ROU )

Semifinals

Winner Results Loser
semifinals
Flag of Cuba.svg Teófilo Stevenson ( CUB ) TKO 2 Flag of Germany.svg Peter Hussing ( FRG )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Ion Alexe ( ROU ) 5-0 Flag of Sweden.svg Hasse Thomsén ( SWE )

Quarterfinals

Winner Results Loser
Quarterfinals
Flag of Germany.svg Peter Hussing ( FRG ) KO-1 Flag of Peru.svg Oscar Ludeña ( PER )
Flag of Cuba.svg Teófilo Stevenson ( CUB ) TKO 3 Flag of the United States.svg Duane Bobick ( USA )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Ion Alexe ( ROU ) 5-0 Flag of East Germany.svg Jürgen Fanghänel ( GDR )
Flag of Sweden.svg Hasse Thomsén ( SWE ) KO 3 Flag of Canada.svg Carroll Morgan ( CAN )

First Round

Winner Results Loser
First round
Flag of Cuba.svg Teófilo Stevenson ( CUB ) TKO 1 Flag of Poland (1928–1980).svg Ludwik Denderys ( POL )
Flag of the United States.svg Duane Bobick ( USA ) 5-0 Flag of the Soviet Union (dark version).svg Juri Nesterov ( URS )
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Ion Alexe ( ROU ) 5-0 Flag of Hungary.svg Jozsef Reder ( HUN )
Flag of East Germany.svg Jürgen Fanghänel ( GDR ) KO-1 Flag of Bulgaria (1971 – 1990).svg Atanas Suvandzhiev ( BUL )
Flag of Canada.svg Carroll Morgan ( CAN ) 3-2 Flag of Nigeria.svg Fatai Ayinla ( NGR )
Flag of Sweden.svg Hasse Thomsén ( SWE ) 4-1 Flag of Cameroon (1961-1975).svg Jean Bassomben ( CMR )
 

Final Standings

 
Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal  
1 Teófilo Stevenson 20 Cuba CUB Gold  
2 Ion Alexe 26 Romania ROU Silver  
3T Peter Hussing 24 West Germany FRG Bronze  
3T Hasse Thomsén 30 Sweden SWE Bronze  
5T Oscar Ludeí±a 26 Peru PER    
5T Duane Bobick 22 United States USA    
5T Jurgen Fanghí¤nel 21 East Germany GDR    
5T Carroll Morgan 24 Canada CAN    
9T Ludwik Denderys 28 Poland POL    
9T Yury Nesterov 26 Soviet Union URS    
9T József Réder 21 Hungary HUN    
9T Atanas Sapundzhiev 22 Bulgaria BUL    
9T Fatai Ayinla-Adekunle 33 Nigeria NGR    
9T Jean Bassomben 29 Cameroon CMR    

 

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