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Heavyweight (≤91 kilograms), Men

Date13 – 23 August 2008
StatusOlympic
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.

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

Round One (13 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Osmay AcostaCUB Olanrewaju DurodolaNGR Decision (11 - 0)
Match #2 Ilias PavlidisGRE Milorad GajovićMNE Decision (7 - 3)
Match #3 John M'BumbaFRA Deivis JulioCOL Decision (11 - 5)
Match #4 Rakhim ChakhkiyevRUS Ali MazaheriIRI Decision (7 - 3)
Match #5 Deontay WilderUSA Abdelaziz TouilbiniALG Decision (10 - 4)
Match #6 Mohamed ArjaouiMAR Brad PittAUS Decision (11 - 6)
Match #7 Oleksandr UsikUKR Yushan NijiatiCHN Decision (23 - 4)
Match #8 Clemente RussoITA Viktar ZuyeuBLR Decision (7 - 1)

Quarter-Finals (17 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Osmay AcostaCUB Ilias PavlidisGRE Decision (7 - 4)
Match #2 Rakhim ChakhkiyevRUS John M'BumbaFRA Decision (18 - 9)
Match #3 Deontay WilderUSA Mohamed ArjaouiMAR Decision (10 - 10)
Match #4 Clemente RussoITA Oleksandr UsikUKR Decision (7 - 4)

Semi-Finals (22 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Rakhim ChakhkiyevRUS Osmay AcostaCUB Decision (10 - 5)
Match #2 Clemente RussoITA Deontay WilderUSA Decision (7 - 1)

Final Round (23 August 2008)

Match 1/2 Rakhim ChakhkiyevRUS Clemente RussoITA Decision (4 - 2)