| Event type

Super-Heavyweight (>91 kilograms), Men

Date13 – 24 August 2008
LocationBeijing Gongren Tiyuguan, Beijing
Participants16 from 16 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

Roberto Cammarelle (ITA) had won the 2007 World Championships, after a bronze medal in 2005, a 2004 Olympic bronze medal, and silvers at the 2002 and 2004 European Championships. One boxer not in Beijing was Cuba’s Odlanier Solís, 2004 Olympic gold medalist in the heavyweight division who had defected from Cuba in 2006 and turned professional. Cammarelle won his early round bouts easily to face China’s Zhang Zhilei in the final. Zhang had been a bronze medalist at the 2007 Worlds and silver medalist at the 2007 Asian Championships.

Well ahead after three rounds of the final, Cammarelle staggered Zhang early in the fourth round, causing the referee to stop the bout, giving Cammarelle the gold medal. He would come back in 2009 and again win the World Championships, but lost in the quarter-finals at the 2011 Worlds. Odlanier Solís prospered as a pro, winning his first 17 fights before losing a WBC heavyweight title fight to Vitaly Klichko.

1Roberto CammarelleITAGold
2Zhang ZhileiCHNSilver
=3V'iacheslav HlazkovUKRBronze
=3David PriceGBRBronze
=5Newfel OuatahALG
=5Ruslan MyrsatayevKAZ
=5Óscar RivasCOL
=5Jaroslavas JakštoLTU
=9Robert AlfonsoCUB
=9José PayaresVEN
=9Mohamed AmanissiMAR
=9Dan BeahanAUS
=9Marko TomasovićCRO
=9Kubrat PulevBUL
=9Islam TimurziyevRUS
=9Onoriode OhwariemeNGR

Round One (13 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 V'iacheslav HlazkovUKR Robert AlfonsoCUB Decision (5 - 3)
Match #2 Newfel OuatahALG José PayaresVEN Decision (7 - 5)
Match #3 Zhang ZhileiCHN Mohamed AmanissiMAR Decision (15 - 0)
Match #4 Ruslan MyrsatayevKAZ Dan BeahanAUS Referee Stops Contest (Round 1, 0:49)
Match #5 Roberto CammarelleITA Marko TomasovićCRO Decision (13 - 1)
Match #6 Óscar RivasCOL Kubrat PulevBUL Decision (11 - 5)
Match #7 David PriceGBR Islam TimurziyevRUS Referee Stops Contest (Round 2, 0:31)
Match #8 Jaroslavas JakštoLTU Onoriode OhwariemeNGR Decision (11 - 1)

Quarter-Finals (18 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 V'iacheslav HlazkovUKR Newfel OuatahALG Decision (10 - 4)
Match #2 Zhang ZhileiCHN Ruslan MyrsatayevKAZ Decision (12 - 2)
Match #3 Roberto CammarelleITA Óscar RivasCOL Decision (9 - 5)
Match #4 David PriceGBR Jaroslavas JakštoLTU Referee Stops Contest (Injured) (Round 2, 0:09)

Semi-Finals (22 August 2008)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 1 Zhang ZhileiCHN V'iacheslav HlazkovUKR 2Walkover
Match #2 Roberto CammarelleITA David PriceGBR Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 2, 1:11)

Final Round (24 August 2008)

Match 1/2 Roberto CammarelleITA Zhang ZhileiCHN Referee Stops Contest (Head Blow) (Round 4, 0:19)