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Light-Middleweight (≤71 kilograms), Men

Date29 July – 11 August 1984 — 11:00-14:00-18:00-21:30 (all days)
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Participants34 from 34 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

Three of the medalists at the 1982 World Championships came from Soviet-bloc nations, which decimated this class. The two favorites were American Frank Tate and Canadian Shawn O’Sullivan, who had split two fights with one another in the run-up to the Olympics. They made the final, but not without judging controversies. In the second round, Tate fought Lotfi Ayed, a Tunisian-born Swede, and Ayed staggered him and seemingly won the fight, but Tate was given what seemed to be a hometown unanimous decision. O’Sullivan’s difficult fight came in the semi-finals agains France’s Christophe Tiozzo. Tiozzo seemingly won by a 3-2 vote of the judges. But the rules in 1984 stated that all 3-2 decisions had to be reviewed by the jury, and the jury voted for O’Sullivan, 4-1, reversing the decision. The final seemed to go O’Sullivan’s way, as he twice forced standing eight counts in the second round. But Tate won another inexplicable unanimous decision. He then turned professional and won multiple world crowns through 1998, both in the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions, finishing with a career record of 41 wins and 5 losses. O’Sullivan also turned pro, but with much less success. He fought through 1992, coming back briefly in 1996-97, never getting a world title shot, and ending his career with 23 wins and 5 losses. Tiozzo also turned pro, holding the WBA super middleweight crown in 1991-92.

PosBoxerNOC
1Frank TateUSAGold
2Shawn O'SullivanCANSilver
=3Christophe TiozzoFRABronze
=3Manfred ZielonkaFRGBronze
=5Gnohere SeryCIV
=5Christopher KapopoZAM
=5Israel ColeSLE
=5Rod DouglasGBR
=9Gustavo OlloARG
=9Ralph LabrosseSEY
=9Abdellah TibaziMAR
=9Romolo CasamonicaITA
=9Elone LutuiTGA
=9Vicky ByarugabaUGA
=9Chiharu OgiwaraJPN
=9An Dal-HoKOR
=17Ambrose MliloZIM
=17Perfecto BobadillaPAR
=17Pierre Claver MellaCMR
=17Salulolo AumuaSAM
=17Richard FinchAUS
=17Maxime MehintoBEN
=17Lotfi AyedSWE
=17Sam StoreyIRL
=17Fubulume InyamaCOD
=17Víctor ClaudioPUR
=17Simen AusethNOR
=17Sullemana SadikGHA
=17Mario CentenoNCA
=17Stephen OkumuKEN
=17Mohamed HalibiLBN
=17Augustino MarialSUD
=33Fletcher KapitoMAW
=33Gheorghe SimionROU

Round One (29 July 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the second round.

Match #1 Ambrose MliloZIM Bye
Match #2 Manfred ZielonkaFRG Bye
Match #3 Perfecto BobadillaPAR Bye
Match #4 Gustavo OlloARG Bye
Match #5 Ralph LabrosseSEY Bye
Match #6 Pierre Claver MellaCMR Bye
Match #7 Gnohere SeryCIV Bye
Match #8 Salulolo AumuaSAM Bye
Match #9 Richard FinchAUS Bye
Match #10 Christopher KapopoZAM Bye
Match #11 Abdellah TibaziMAR Bye
Match #12 Maxime MehintoBEN Bye
Match #13 Lotfi AyedSWE Bye
Match #14 Frank TateUSA Bye
Match #15 Sam StoreyIRL Bye
Match #16 Romolo CasamonicaITA Bye
Match #17 Elone LutuiTGA Bye
Match #18 Fubulume InyamaCOD Bye
Match #19 Víctor ClaudioPUR Bye
Match #20 Israel ColeSLE Bye
Match #21 Vicky ByarugabaUGA Bye
Match #22 Simen AusethNOR Bye
Match #23 Sullemana SadikGHA Bye
Match #24 Christophe TiozzoFRA Bye
Match #25 Chiharu OgiwaraJPN Bye
Match #26 Mario CentenoNCA Bye
Match #27 Stephen OkumuKEN Bye
Match #28 Rod DouglasGBR Bye
Match #29 Shawn O'SullivanCAN Bye
Match #30 Mohamed HalibiLBN Bye
Match #31 Augustino MarialSUD Fletcher KapitoMAW Decision (3 - 2)
Match #32 An Dal-HoKOR Gheorghe SimionROU Decision (5 - 0)

Round Two (31 July 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the third round.

Match #1 Manfred ZielonkaFRG Ambrose MliloZIM Decision (4 - 1)
Match #2 Gustavo OlloARG Perfecto BobadillaPAR Decision (5 - 0)
Match #3 Ralph LabrosseSEY Pierre Claver MellaCMR Decision (4 - 1)
Match #4 Gnohere SeryCIV Salulolo AumuaSAM Knock Out (Round 2, 1:10)
Match #5 Christopher KapopoZAM Richard FinchAUS Decision (4 - 1)
Match #6 Abdellah TibaziMAR Maxime MehintoBEN Decision (5 - 0)
Match #7 Frank TateUSA Lotfi AyedSWE Decision (5 - 0)
Match #8 Romolo CasamonicaITA Sam StoreyIRL Knock Out (Round 3, 1:51)
Match #9 Elone LutuiTGA Fubulume InyamaCOD Decision (4 - 1)
Match #10 Israel ColeSLE Víctor ClaudioPUR Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 1, 2:50)
Match #11 Vicky ByarugabaUGA Simen AusethNOR Decision (4 - 1)
Match #12 Christophe TiozzoFRA Sullemana SadikGHA Decision (5 - 0)
Match #13 Chiharu OgiwaraJPN Mario CentenoNCA Knock Out (Round 1, 2:59)
Match #14 Rod DouglasGBR Stephen OkumuKEN Decision (4 - 1)
Match #15 Shawn O'SullivanCAN Mohamed HalibiLBN Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 2, 1:58)
Match #16 An Dal-HoKOR Augustino MarialSUD Decision (5 - 0)

Round Three (6 August 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Manfred ZielonkaFRG Gustavo OlloARG Decision (5 - 0)
Match #2 Gnohere SeryCIV Ralph LabrosseSEY Decision (4 - 1)
Match #3 Christopher KapopoZAM Abdellah TibaziMAR Decision (3 - 2)
Match #4 Frank TateUSA Romolo CasamonicaITA Decision (5 - 0)
Match #5 Israel ColeSLE Elone LutuiTGA Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 2, 1:23)
Match #6 Christophe TiozzoFRA Vicky ByarugabaUGA Decision (5 - 0)
Match #7 Rod DouglasGBR Chiharu OgiwaraJPN Decision (4 - 1)
Match #8 Shawn O'SullivanCAN An Dal-HoKOR Referee Stops Contest (Round 1, 1:28)

Quarter-Finals (8 August 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Manfred ZielonkaFRG Gnohere SeryCIV Decision (5 - 0)
Match #2 Frank TateUSA Christopher KapopoZAM Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 1, 2:50)
Match #3 Christophe TiozzoFRA Israel ColeSLE Decision (5 - 0)
Match #4 Shawn O'SullivanCAN Rod DouglasGBR Decision (5 - 0)

Semi-Finals (9 August 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 1 Frank TateUSA Manfred ZielonkaFRG 2Walkover
Match #2 Shawn O'SullivanCAN Christophe TiozzoFRA Decision (4 - 1)

Final Round (11 August 1984)

Match 1/2 Frank TateUSA Shawn O'SullivanCAN Decision (5 - 0)