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Light-Flyweight (≤48 kilograms), Men

Date13 – 24 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Gongren Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants29 from 29 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

The 2004 gold bronze medalist, Zou Shiming had since become the dominant amateur fighter in the world in this class, winning the World Championship in 2005 and 2007, and the Asian Games in 2006. After winning an easy first round decision he faced France’s Nordine Oubaali and was almost upset. The match was tied 3-3 at the end of four rounds, but Zou won on the tie-breaking score. In the semi-final, Zou won what seemed to be a relatively close bout against Ireland’s Paddy Barnes, but the final score was 15-0, causing Barnes to remark about Zou fighting in China, )The only way I could win here is if the judges got knocked out.) The final was a virtual walkover. Zou faced Mongolia’s Pürevdorjin Serdamba, who had injured in shoulder in the semi-finals. He answered the bell but the bout was stopped early in the first round as Püredorjin had to retire. Zou continued his winning ways, winning gold at the 2010 Asian Games and winning his third World Championship in 2011.

PosBoxerNOC
1Zou ShimingCHNGold
2Pürevdorjin SerdambaMGLSilver
=3Yampier HernándezCUBBronze
=3Paddy BarnesIRLBronze
=5Łukasz MaszczykPOL
=5Birzhan ZhakypovKAZ
=5Amnat RuenroengTHA
=5Paulo CarvalhoBRA
=9José Luis MezaECU
=9Japhet UutoniNAM
=9Hovhannes DanielyanARM
=9Nordine OubaaliFRA
=9Winston MonteroDOM
=9Luis YanezUSA
=9Heorhiy ChyhaievUKR
=9Manyo PlangeGHA
=17Saidu KargboSLE
=17Pál BedákHUN
=17Thomas EssombaCMR
=17Rafikzhon SultanovUZB
=17Eduard BermúdezVEN
=17Suleiman Wanjau BilaliKEN
=17Jack WilliePNG
=17Ronald SerugoUGA
=17Kelvin de la NieveESP
=17David AyrapetyanRUS
=17Sheralī DostievTJK
=17Harry TañamorPHI
=17Redouane BouchtoukMAR

Round One (13 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the second round.

Match #1 Paddy BarnesIRL Bye
Match #2 José Luis MezaECU Bye
Match #3 Japhet UutoniNAM Bye
Match #4 Łukasz MaszczykPOL Saidu KargboSLE Referee Stops Contest (Round 3, 1:32)
Match #5 Birzhan ZhakypovKAZ Pál BedákHUN Decision (7 - 6)
Match #6 Hovhannes DanielyanARM Thomas EssombaCMR Decision (9 - 3)
Match #7 Nordine OubaaliFRA Rafikzhon SultanovUZB Decision (8 - 7)
Match #8 Zou ShimingCHN Eduard BermúdezVEN Decision (11 - 2)
Match #9 Winston MonteroDOM Suleiman Wanjau BilaliKEN Decision (9 - 3)
Match #10 Amnat RuenroengTHA Jack WilliePNG Decision (14 - 2)
Match #11 Pürevdorjin SerdambaMGL Ronald SerugoUGA Decision (9 - 5)
Match #12 Luis YanezUSA Kelvin de la NieveESP Decision (12 - 9)
Match #13 Heorhiy ChyhaievUKR David AyrapetyanRUS Decision (13 - 11)
Match #14 Yampier HernándezCUB Sheralī DostievTJK Decision (12 - 1)
Match #15 Manyo PlangeGHA Harry TañamorPHI Decision (6 - 3)
Match #16 Paulo CarvalhoBRA Redouane BouchtoukMAR Decision (13 - 7)

Round Two (16 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Paddy BarnesIRL José Luis MezaECU Decision (14 - 8)
Match #2 Łukasz MaszczykPOL Japhet UutoniNAM Decision (5 - 5)
Match #3 Birzhan ZhakypovKAZ Hovhannes DanielyanARM Decision (13 - 7)
Match #4 Zou ShimingCHN Nordine OubaaliFRA Decision (3 - 3)
Match #5 Amnat RuenroengTHA Winston MonteroDOM Decision (7 - 3)
Match #6 Pürevdorjin SerdambaMGL Luis YanezUSA Decision (8 - 7)
Match #7 Yampier HernándezCUB Heorhiy ChyhaievUKR Decision (21 - 3)
Match #8 Paulo CarvalhoBRA Manyo PlangeGHA Decision (21 - 12)

Quarter-Finals (19 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Paddy BarnesIRL Łukasz MaszczykPOL Decision (11 - 5)
Match #2 Zou ShimingCHN Birzhan ZhakypovKAZ Decision (9 - 4)
Match #3 Pürevdorjin SerdambaMGL Amnat RuenroengTHA Decision (5 - 2)
Match #4 Yampier HernándezCUB Paulo CarvalhoBRA Decision (21 - 6)

Semi-Finals (22 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Zou ShimingCHN Paddy BarnesIRL Decision (15 - 0)
Match #2 Pürevdorjin SerdambaMGL Yampier HernándezCUB Decision (8 - 8)

Final Round (24 August 2008)

Match 1/2 1 Zou ShimingCHN Pürevdorjin SerdambaMGL 2Retired (Round 2, 0:19)