|Date||31 July – 11 August 1984 — 11:00-14:00-18:00-21:30 (all days)|
|Location||Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California|
|Participants||19 from 19 countries|
|Format||Single elimination tournament.|
All the medalists at the 1982 World Championships were from Soviet-bloc or Communist countries, so none of them were in Los Angeles, because of the Soviet-led boycott. The 1983 Pan American Games final had come down to Cuba’s Aurelio Toya defeating American Henry Tillman. Tillman made the 1984 US Olympic team, but he had to twice defeat the young amateur, Mike Tyson. In Los Angeles, Tillman made it to the final, facing Canadian Willie deWit, the 1982 Commonwealth Games gold medalist who had beaten Tillman twice before. In the final, Tillman won a unanimous decision to earn the gold medal. Tillman won something else in Los Angeles. He met Gina Hemphill, the granddaughter of Jesse Owens, who had carried the torch in to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at the Opening Ceremony, and they fell in love and later married. After the Olympics Tillman turned professional but with less success than many of the 1984 gold medalists. He retired in 1992 with a career mark of 25 wins and 6 losses. DeWit also turned professional, winning 21 bouts, losing 1 and drawing 1. He became Canadian heavyweight champion, but never fought for a world title. He retired in late March 1988, winning his last bout in a 10-round decision, … over Henry Tillman.
Winner of each match advanced to the second round.
|Match #1||Doug Young||GBR||Bye|
|Match #2||Georgios Stefanopoulos||GRE||Bye|
|Match #3||Arnold Vanderlijde||NED||Bye|
|Match #4||Egerton Forster||SLE||Bye|
|Match #5||Mohamed Bouchiche||ALG||Bye|
|Match #6||Willie deWit||CAN||Bye|
|Match #7||Dodovic Owiny||UGA||Bye|
|Match #8||Michael Kenny||NZL||Bye|
|Match #9||Henry Tillman||USA||Bye|
|Match #10||Loi Faaeteete||SAM||Bye|
|Match #11||Tevita Taufo'ou||TGA||Bye|
|Match #12||Håkan Brock||SWE||Magne Havnå||NOR||Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 3, 2:15)|
|Match #13||Alex Stewart||JAM||Virgilio Frias||DOM||Knock Out (Round 2, 2:15)|
|Match #14||Kaliq Singh||IND||Naasan Ajjoub||SYR||Decision (5 - 0)|
|Match #15||Angelo Musone||ITA||James Omondi||KEN||Decision (5 - 0)|
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Match #1||Georgios Stefanopoulos||GRE||Doug Young||GBR||Knock Out (Round 2, 2:59)|
|Match #2||Arnold Vanderlijde||NED||Egerton Forster||SLE||Decision (4 - 1)|
|Match #3||Willie deWit||CAN||Mohamed Bouchiche||ALG||Decision (5 - 0)|
|Match #4||Dodovic Owiny||UGA||Michael Kenny||NZL||Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 2, 2:24)|
|Match #5||Henry Tillman||USA||Kaliq Singh||IND||Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 1, 1:46)|
|Match #6||Tevita Taufo'ou||TGA||Loi Faaeteete||SAM||Decision (4 - 1)|
|Match #7||Håkan Brock||SWE||Alex Stewart||JAM||Decision (5 - 0)|
|Match #8||Angelo Musone||ITA||Bye|
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
|Match #1||Arnold Vanderlijde||NED||Georgios Stefanopoulos||GRE||Decision (5 - 0)|
|Match #2||Willie deWit||CAN||Dodovic Owiny||UGA||Knock Out (Round 1, 2:56)|
|Match #3||Henry Tillman||USA||Tevita Taufo'ou||TGA||Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 2, 2:59)|
|Match #4||Angelo Musone||ITA||Håkan Brock||SWE||Decision (5 - 0)|
Winner of each match advanced to the final match.
|Match #1||Willie deWit||CAN||Arnold Vanderlijde||NED||Decision (3 - 2)|
|Match #2||Henry Tillman||USA||Angelo Musone||ITA||Decision (5 - 0)|
|Match 1/2||Henry Tillman||USA||Willie deWit||CAN||Decision (5 - 0)|