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Heavyweight (≤91 kilograms), Men

Date13 – 23 August 2008
LocationBeijing Gongren Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants16 from 16 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

This division followed form perfectly as the two finalists were Rakhim Chakhkiyev of Russia and Italy’s Clemente Russo, who had met in the finals at the 2007 World Championships, where Russo won by decision, 7-6. In Beijing both won their preliminary bouts easily. The final was a very low-scoring affair, Chakhkiyev claiming the victory this time, 4-2. Russo had also been champion in 2005 at the Mediterranean Games and the EU Amateur Championships. Chakhkiyev turned pro after the Beijing Olympics but retired after failing in two attempts at a professional world title.

More successful were bronze medalist Deontay Wilder and Ukrainian Oleksandr Usik who both had substantial success in the professional ranks.

1Rakhim ChakhkiyevRUSGold
2Clemente RussoITASilver
=3Osmay AcostaCUBBronze
=3Deontay WilderUSABronze
=5Ilias PavlidisGRE
=5John M'BumbaFRA
=5Mohamed ArjaouiMAR
=5Oleksandr UsykUKR
=9Olanrewaju DurodolaNGR
=9Milorad GajovićMNE
=9Deivis JulioCOL
=9Ali MazaheriIRI
=9Abdelaziz TouilbiniALG
=9Brad PittAUS
=9Yushan NijiatiCHN
=9Viktar ZuyeuBLR

Round One

Date13 August 2008
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #113 Aug 15:00Osmay AcostaCUBDecisionOlanrewaju DurodolaNGR
Match #213 Aug 15:15Ilias PavlidisGREDecisionMilorad GajovićMNE
Match #313 Aug 15:30John M'BumbaFRADecisionDeivis JulioCOL
Match #413 Aug 15:45Rakhim ChakhkiyevRUSDecisionAli MazaheriIRI
Match #513 Aug 16:00Deontay WilderUSADecisionAbdelaziz TouilbiniALG
Match #613 Aug 16:15Mohamed ArjaouiMARDecisionBrad PittAUS
Match #713 Aug 16:30Oleksandr UsykUKRDecisionYushan NijiatiCHN
Match #813 Aug 16:45Clemente RussoITADecisionViktar ZuyeuBLR


Date17 August 2008
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #117 Aug 21:00Osmay AcostaCUBDecisionIlias PavlidisGRE
Match #217 Aug 21:15Rakhim ChakhkiyevRUSDecisionJohn M'BumbaFRA
Match #317 Aug 21:30Deontay WilderUSADecisionMohamed ArjaouiMAR
Match #417 Aug 21:45Clemente RussoITADecisionOleksandr UsykUKR


Date22 August 2008
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final match.
Match #122 Aug 15:30Rakhim ChakhkiyevRUSDecisionOsmay AcostaCUB
Match #222 Aug 15:45Clemente RussoITADecisionDeontay WilderUSA

Final Round

Date23 August 2008
Match 1/223 Aug 21:20Rakhim ChakhkiyevRUSDecisionClemente RussoITA