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Lightweight (≤60 kilograms), Men

Date11 – 24 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Gongren Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants27 from 27 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

England’s Frankie Gavin had won the 2007 World Championship but he withdrew when he knew he could not make weight before the first match. The lightweight class saw a new competitor as Russia’s Aleksey Tishchenko had moved up from the featherweights, where he had won the 2004 Olympic gold medal and the 2005 World Championship. Having also won the 2006 European lightweight gold, he was the exemplar of this division in Beijing, making it to the final by winning four easy decisions. There he met France’s Daouda Sow who had fought at the 2007 Worlds, but had been pummeled in the first round. The Beijing final was dearly fought, however, with Tishchenko leading 10-8 after three rounds. Although Sow scored a point early in the final round to make it 10-9, that was as close as he got, Tishchenko winning 11-9.

PosBoxerNOC
1Aleksey TishchenkoRUSGold
2Daouda SowFRASilver
=3Hrachik JavakhyanARMBronze
=3Yordenis UgásCUBBronze
=5Baek Jong-SeopKOR
=5Darley PérezCOL
=5Georgian PopescuROU
=5Hu QingCHN
=9Pichai SayotaTHA
=9Rasheed LawalNGR
=9Asylbek TalasbayevKGZ
=9Anthony LittleAUS
=9Domenico ValentinoITA
=9Francisco VargasMEX
=9José PedrazaPUR
=9Merey AkshalovKAZ
=17Éverton LopesBRA
=17Julius IndongoNAM
=17Saifeddine NejmaouiTUN
=17Tahar TamsamaniMAR
=17Hamza KramouALG
=17Sadam AliUSA
=17Jean de Dieu SoloniainaMAD
=17Kim Song-GukPRK
=17Onur ŞipalTUR
=17Oleksandr KliuchkoUKR
=17Miklós VargaHUN
DNSFrankie GavinGBR1

Round One (11 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the second round.

Match #1 Baek Jong-SeopKOR Bye
Match #2 Pichai SayotaTHA Bye
Match #3 Hrachik JavakhyanARM Bye
Match #4 Rasheed LawalNGR Bye
Match #5 Darley PérezCOL Bye
Match #6 Asylbek TalasbayevKGZ Éverton LopesBRA Decision (9 - 7)
Match #7 Anthony LittleAUS Julius IndongoNAM Decision (14 - 2)
Match #8 Aleksey TishchenkoRUS Saifeddine NejmaouiTUN Decision (10 - 2)
Match #9 Domenico ValentinoITA Tahar TamsamaniMAR Decision (15 - 4)
Match #10 Yordenis UgásCUB Hamza KramouALG Decision (21 - 3)
Match #11 Georgian PopescuROU Sadam AliUSA Decision (20 - 5)
Match #12 Francisco VargasMEX Jean de Dieu SoloniainaMAD Decision (9 - 2)
Match #13 Daouda SowFRA Kim Song-GukPRK Decision (13 - 3)
Match #14 José PedrazaPUR Onur ŞipalTUR Decision (10 - 3)
Match #15 Hu QingCHN Oleksandr KliuchkoUKR Decision (10 - 8)
Match #16 Merey AkshalovKAZ Miklós VargaHUN Decision (12 - 3)

Round Two (15 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Baek Jong-SeopKOR Pichai SayotaTHA Decision (10 - 4)
Match #2 Hrachik JavakhyanARM Rasheed LawalNGR Decision (12 - 0)
Match #3 Darley PérezCOL Asylbek TalasbayevKGZ Decision (15 - 4)
Match #4 Aleksey TishchenkoRUS Anthony LittleAUS Decision (11 - 3)
Match #5 Yordenis UgásCUB Domenico ValentinoITA Decision (10 - 2)
Match #6 Georgian PopescuROU Francisco VargasMEX Decision (14 - 4)
Match #7 Daouda SowFRA José PedrazaPUR Decision (13 - 9)
Match #8 Hu QingCHN Merey AkshalovKAZ Decision (11 - 7)

Quarter-Finals (19 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 2 Hrachik JavakhyanARM Baek Jong-SeopKOR 3Walkover
Match #2 Aleksey TishchenkoRUS Darley PérezCOL Decision (13 - 5)
Match #3 Yordenis UgásCUB Georgian PopescuROU Decision (11 - 7)
Match #4 Daouda SowFRA Hu QingCHN Decision (9 - 6)

Semi-Finals (22 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Aleksey TishchenkoRUS Hrachik JavakhyanARM Decision (10 - 5)
Match #2 Daouda SowFRA Yordenis UgásCUB Decision (15 - 8)

Final Round (24 August 2008)

Match 1/2 Aleksey TishchenkoRUS Daouda SowFRA Decision (11 - 9)