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Flyweight (≤51 kilograms), Men

Date31 July – 11 August 1984 — 11:00-14:00-18:00-21:30 (all days)
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Participants31 from 31 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

No medalists from the 1982 World Championship were present for this class, notably missing Soviet Yury Aleksandrov, the world champion. The runner-up in 1982 was American Michael Collins but he did not make the US Olympic team, having moved up to bantamweight, and losing at the US Trials. The US representative at flyweight was Steve McCrory, who had been US flyweight champion in 1982 and 1983, had won a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games, and was the brother of world professional welterweight champion Milton McCrory. After a walkover in the first round, McCrory won three easy matches and advanced to a final against Yugoslav Redžep Redžepovski, which McCrory won by majority decision, 4-1. Redžepovski commented after the bout, )As long as an American is standing on his feet for three rounds, it is hard to get a decision over him.) McCrory turned professional later in 1984 and had a decent career, getting a few world title shots, but never winning a crown. His career ended in 1991, with a record of 30 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, a career hampered by his abuse of recreational drugs. He later pawned his gold medal and died in poverty from an unknown cause when only 37-years-old. One of the losing quarter-finalists in Los Angeles was Australia’s Jeff Fenech, who lost to Redžepovski. After turning professional, Fenech had the best career of any fighter from this Olympic class, later winning world titles as a super-bantamweight and featherweight. He fought through 1996 and then oddly made a comeback in 2008 at age 44, fighting once and winning.

PosBoxerNOC
1Steve McCroryUSAGold
2Redžep RedžepovskiYUGSilver
=3Ibrahim BilaliKENBronze
=3Eyüp CanTURBronze
=5Peter AyesuMAW
=5Heo Yeong-MoKOR
=5Jeff FenechAUS
=5Laureano RamírezDOM
=9Oppe PintoPAR
=9Fausto GarcíaMEX
=9Efren TabanasPHI
=9Seiki SegawaJPN
=9David MwabaTAN
=9Pat ClintonGBR
=9Álvaro MercadoCOL
=9José RodríguezPUR
=17Prabin TuladharNEP
=17Andre SeymourBAH
=17John KakoozaUGA
=17Fayek GobranEGY
=17Chen King-MingTPE
=17Junior WardGUY
=17Bill DunlopCAN
=17Chibou AmnaNIG
=17René CentellasBOL
=17Leonard MakhanyaSWZ
=17Teraporn Sang-AnoTHA
=17Patrick MwambaZAM
=17Julio GómezESP
=17Rubén CarballoARG
=17Lutuma DiabatezaCOD
DNSTad JosephGRN

Round One (31 July 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the second round.

Match #1 Peter AyesuMAW Prabin TuladharNEP Decision (5 - 0)
Match #2 Oppe PintoPAR Andre SeymourBAH Decision (5 - 0)
Match #3 1 Steve McCroryUSA Tad JosephGRN 2Walkover
Match #4 Fausto GarcíaMEX John KakoozaUGA Decision (5 - 0)
Match #5 Heo Yeong-MoKOR Fayek GobranEGY Referee Stops Contest (Round 1, 1:47)
Match #6 Efren TabanasPHI Chen King-MingTPE Knock Out (Round 2, 0:28)
Match #7 Seiki SegawaJPN Junior WardGUY Knock Out (Round 2, 2:52)
Match #8 Eyüp CanTUR Bill DunlopCAN Decision (5 - 0)
Match #9 David MwabaTAN Chibou AmnaNIG Decision (5 - 0)
Match #10 Jeff FenechAUS René CentellasBOL Referee Stops Contest (Round 3, 2:33)
Match #11 Pat ClintonGBR Leonard MakhanyaSWZ Decision (5 - 0)
Match #12 Redžep RedžepovskiYUG Teraporn Sang-AnoTHA Decision (3 - 2)
Match #13 Ibrahim BilaliKEN Patrick MwambaZAM Decision (3 - 2)
Match #14 Álvaro MercadoCOL Julio GómezESP Decision (4 - 1)
Match #15 Laureano RamírezDOM Rubén CarballoARG Referee Stops Contest (Round 2, 2:41)
Match #16 José RodríguezPUR Lutuma DiabatezaCOD Decision (5 - 0)

Round Two (4 August 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Peter AyesuMAW Oppe PintoPAR Decision (5 - 0)
Match #2 Steve McCroryUSA Fausto GarcíaMEX Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 1, 1:46)
Match #3 Heo Yeong-MoKOR Efren TabanasPHI Decision (4 - 1)
Match #4 Eyüp CanTUR Seiki SegawaJPN Decision (4 - 1)
Match #5 Jeff FenechAUS David MwabaTAN Decision (5 - 0)
Match #6 Redžep RedžepovskiYUG Pat ClintonGBR Knock Out (Round 2, 1:48)
Match #7 Ibrahim BilaliKEN Álvaro MercadoCOL Decision (4 - 1)
Match #8 Laureano RamírezDOM José RodríguezPUR Decision (5 - 0)

Quarter-Finals (7 August 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Steve McCroryUSA Peter AyesuMAW Decision (5 - 0)
Match #2 Eyüp CanTUR Heo Yeong-MoKOR Decision (4 - 1)
Match #3 Redžep RedžepovskiYUG Jeff FenechAUS Decision (4 - 1)
Match #4 Ibrahim BilaliKEN Laureano RamírezDOM Decision (5 - 0)

Semi-Finals (9 August 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Steve McCroryUSA Eyüp CanTUR Decision (5 - 0)
Match #2 Redžep RedžepovskiYUG Ibrahim BilaliKEN Decision (5 - 0)

Final Round (11 August 1984)

Match 1/2 Steve McCroryUSA Redžep RedžepovskiYUG Decision (4 - 1)