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Welterweight (≤69 kilograms), Men

Date10 – 24 August 2008
StatusOlympic
LocationBeijing Gongren Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants29 from 29 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

The 2007 World Champion was American Demetrius Andrade, who was slightly favored based on his performance in Chicago, winning all of his bouts by at least 11 points. The runner-up at the 2007 Chicago Worlds was Thai boxer Non Boonjumnong, brother of the 2004 light-welterweight World Champion, Manus Boonjumnong, who won silver in Beijing. Non Boonjumnong went out in a second round upset, however, and Andrade also lost early, in the quarter-finals, to Korean Kim Jeong-Ju.

But the final came down to Cuba’s Carlos Banteux against the Kazakh, Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, who defeated Kim in the semi-finals. Banteux was relatively unknown, having been named to the Cuban national team in 2007 after the 2005 World Champion, Erislandy Lara, attempted to defect at the Pan American Games. Sarsekbayev had won the 2006 Universiade, the 2005 and 2007 Asian Championships, and 2006 Asian Games, but had not yet medaled at the Worlds. Sarsekbayev won devisively after Banteux, 18-9, continuing the Cuban gold medal shutout in Beijing.

PosBoxerNOC
1Bakhyt SarsekbayevKAZGold
2Carlos BanteuxCUBSilver
=3Hanati SilamuCHNBronze
=3Kim Jeong-JuKORBronze
=5Hosam Bakr AbdinEGY
=5Toureano JohnsonBAH
=5Dilshod MakhmudovUZB
=5Demetrius AndradeUSA
=9Non BoonjumnongTHA
=9Billy Joe SaundersGBR
=9Oleksandr StretskiyUKR
=9Joseph MulemaCMR
=9Vitalie GruşacMDA
=9Jaoid ChiguerFRA
=9Andrey BalanovRUS
=9John JacksonISV
=17Adem KılıççıTUR
=17Rolande MosesGRN
=17Gilbert CastilloDOM
=17Precious MakinaZAM
=17Bruno BongongoCAF
=17Adam TrupishCAN
=17Ged O'MahonyAUS
=17Aliasker BashirovTKM
=17Mehdi KhalsiMAR
=17K'akhaber ZhvaniaGEO
=17Mujandjae KasutoNAM
=17Mahamed NurudzinauBLR
=17Jack Culcay KethGER

Round One (10 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the second round.

Match #1 Hosam Bakr AbdinEGY Bye
Match #2 Non BoonjumnongTHA Bye
Match #3 Carlos BanteuxCUB Bye
Match #4 Billy Joe SaundersGBR Adem KılıççıTUR Decision (14 - 3)
Match #5 Toureano JohnsonBAH Rolande MosesGRN Decision (18 - 3)
Match #6 Oleksandr StretskiyUKR Gilbert CastilloDOM Decision (9 - 6)
Match #7 Hanati SilamuCHN Precious MakinaZAM Decision (21 - 4)
Match #8 Joseph MulemaCMR Bruno BongongoCAF Decision (17 - 2)
Match #9 Bakhyt SarsekbayevKAZ Adam TrupishCAN Decision (20 - 1)
Match #10 Vitalie GruşacMDA Ged O'MahonyAUS Decision (7 - 2)
Match #11 Jaoid ChiguerFRA Aliasker BashirovTKM Decision (17 - 6)
Match #12 Dilshod MakhmudovUZB Mehdi KhalsiMAR Decision (11 - 3)
Match #13 Demetrius AndradeUSA K'akhaber ZhvaniaGEO Decision (11 - 9)
Match #14 Andrey BalanovRUS Mujandjae KasutoNAM Decision (8 - 5)
Match #15 John JacksonISV Mahamed NurudzinauBLR Decision (4 - 2)
Match #16 Kim Jeong-JuKOR Jack Culcay KethGER Decision (11 - 11)

Round Two (14 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Hosam Bakr AbdinEGY Non BoonjumnongTHA Decision (11 - 10)
Match #2 Carlos BanteuxCUB Billy Joe SaundersGBR Decision (13 - 6)
Match #3 Toureano JohnsonBAH Oleksandr StretskiyUKR Decision (9 - 4)
Match #4 Hanati SilamuCHN Joseph MulemaCMR Decision (9 - 4)
Match #5 Bakhyt SarsekbayevKAZ Vitalie GruşacMDA Referee Stops Contest (Injured) (Round 2, 1:18)
Match #6 Dilshod MakhmudovUZB Jaoid ChiguerFRA Decision (8 - 3)
Match #7 Demetrius AndradeUSA Andrey BalanovRUS Decision (14 - 3)
Match #8 Kim Jeong-JuKOR John JacksonISV Decision (10 - 0)

Quarter-Finals (17 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Carlos BanteuxCUB Hosam Bakr AbdinEGY Decision (10 - 2)
Match #2 Hanati SilamuCHN Toureano JohnsonBAH Decision (14 - 4)
Match #3 Bakhyt SarsekbayevKAZ Dilshod MakhmudovUZB Decision (12 - 7)
Match #4 Kim Jeong-JuKOR Demetrius AndradeUSA Decision (11 - 9)

Semi-Finals (22 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Carlos BanteuxCUB Hanati SilamuCHN Decision (17 - 4)
Match #2 Bakhyt SarsekbayevKAZ Kim Jeong-JuKOR Decision (10 - 6)

Final Round (24 August 2008)

Match 1/2 Bakhyt SarsekbayevKAZ Carlos BanteuxCUB Decision (18 - 9)