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Middleweight (≤75 kilograms), Men

Date30 July – 11 August 1984 — 11:00-14:00-18:00-21:30 (all days)
StatusOlympic
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Participants27 from 27 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

The final came down to American Virgil Hill against Korea’s Sin Jun-Seop, and it ended in a decision. But for the only time in 38 bouts in Los Angeles, an American lost a decision, with Sin winning the gold medal 3-2. Hill would win plenty in years to come. He won the WBA light-heavyweight title in 1987 and held that crown for nine years, relinquishing it only in 1996, one of the longest ever reigns at the professional level. He also won the WBA cruiserweight world title in 2000, holding it through 2002, and winning it again in 2006. He had a lengthy career, only retiring after 2007, his career record 50 wins and 7 losses, six of those losses coming late in his career.

Sin never turned professional. He won the 1986 Asian Games middleweight gold medal and earned a masters degree in physical education, coaching the Korean boxers at the 1992 Olympics, and later settling in Atlanta, Georgia.

PosBoxerNOC
1Sin Jun-SeopKORGold
2Virgil HillUSASilver
=3Mohamed ZaouiALGBronze
=3Arístides GonzálezPURBronze
=5Moses MwabaZAM
=5Damir ŠkaroYUG
=5Jerry OkoroduduNGR
=5Pedro van RaamsdonkNED
=9Vincent SarnelliFRA
=9Tsiu MonneLES
=9Brian SchumacherGBR
=9Hugo CortiARG
=9Rick DuffCAN
=9Tommy CorrIRL
=9Noè CrucianiITA
=9Paulo TuvaleSAM
=17Edward NeblettBAR
=17Ahmed El-GindyEGY
=17Andreas BauerFRG
=17Brendon CannonAUS
=17Patrick LihandaUGA
=17Pekka LaasanenFIN
=17Arigoma ChipondaZIM
=17Augustus OgaKEN
=17Paul KamelaCMR
=17Chris CollinsGRN
=17Otosilo HaviliTGA

Round One (30 July 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the second round.

Match #1 Vincent SarnelliFRA Bye
Match #2 Moses MwabaZAM Bye
Match #3 Mohamed ZaouiALG Bye
Match #4 Tsiu MonneLES Bye
Match #5 Brian SchumacherGBR Bye
Match #6 Virgil HillUSA Edward NeblettBAR Referee Stops Contest (Round 2, 2:47)
Match #7 Damir ŠkaroYUG Ahmed El-GindyEGY Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 3, 1:28)
Match #8 Hugo CortiARG Andreas BauerFRG Decision (5 - 0)
Match #9 Rick DuffCAN Brendon CannonAUS Decision (5 - 0)
Match #10 Sin Jun-SeopKOR Patrick LihandaUGA Decision (5 - 0)
Match #11 Jerry OkoroduduNGR Pekka LaasanenFIN Decision (5 - 0)
Match #12 Tommy CorrIRL Arigoma ChipondaZIM Decision (5 - 0)
Match #13 Pedro van RaamsdonkNED Augustus OgaKEN Decision (4 - 1)
Match #14 Noè CrucianiITA Paul KamelaCMR Decision (5 - 0)
Match #15 Paulo TuvaleSAM Chris CollinsGRN Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 1, 2:10)
Match #16 Arístides GonzálezPUR Otosilo HaviliTGA Decision (4 - 1)

Round Two (3 August 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Moses MwabaZAM Vincent SarnelliFRA Knock Out (Round 1, 2:03)
Match #2 Mohamed ZaouiALG Tsiu MonneLES Referee Stops Contest (Round 2, 0:22)
Match #3 Virgil HillUSA Brian SchumacherGBR Decision (5 - 0)
Match #4 Damir ŠkaroYUG Hugo CortiARG Decision (4 - 1)
Match #5 Sin Jun-SeopKOR Rick DuffCAN Decision (4 - 1)
Match #6 Jerry OkoroduduNGR Tommy CorrIRL Decision (4 - 1)
Match #7 Pedro van RaamsdonkNED Noè CrucianiITA Decision (5 - 0)
Match #8 Arístides GonzálezPUR Paulo TuvaleSAM Decision (5 - 0)

Quarter-Finals (7 August 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Mohamed ZaouiALG Moses MwabaZAM Decision (4 - 1)
Match #2 Virgil HillUSA Damir ŠkaroYUG Decision (4 - 1)
Match #3 Sin Jun-SeopKOR Jerry OkoroduduNGR Decision (4 - 1)
Match #4 Arístides GonzálezPUR Pedro van RaamsdonkNED Decision (4 - 1)

Semi-Finals (9 August 1984)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Virgil HillUSA Mohamed ZaouiALG Decision (5 - 0)
Match #2 Sin Jun-SeopKOR Arístides GonzálezPUR Decision (4 - 1)

Final Round (11 August 1984)

Match 1/2 Sin Jun-SeopKOR Virgil HillUSA Decision (3 - 2)