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Light-Heavyweight (≤81 kilograms), Men

Date29 July – 9 August 1992
LocationPabellón Club Joventut, Badalona
Participants26 from 26 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

The last two world champions in this class were Germans. East German Henry Maske won the title in 1989 but turned professional in 1990, just after German re-unification, leaving the 1991 crown to Torsten May. May was favored in Barcelona and came through for the gold medal, but he had difficult bouts in both the quarter- and semi-finals. In the quarters he faced the much shorter American Montell Griffin, who opened a big cut over May’s eye in the final round. The referee actually stopped the fight but the ring doctor let it go on, with Griffin leading. But Griffin then received a third warning for leading with his head (ducking), and was given a 3-point penalty, which proved decisive as May won the match, 6-4. In the semi-finals, May fought Poland’s Wojciech Bartnik, and spent much of the fight clinching to protect his cut eye, but won a narrow 8-6 decision. May won the gold by outpointing the Ukrainian Rostyslav Zaulychniy in the final, 8-3.

May would turn professional in 1993 and in 1996 fought for the IBF cruiserweight world championship, but lost a decision to Adolpho Washington. He retired after 2003 with a career record of 22-3. Griffin also turned professional and continued to fight through 2011. In 1997 he upset Roy Jones, Jr. when Jones was disqualified, giving Griffin the WBC world light-heavyweight title. But that didn’t last long as Jones knocked out Griffin in the first round of the re-match five months later.

1Torsten MayGERGold
2Rostyslav ZaulychnyiEUNSilver
=3Zoltán BéresHUNBronze
=3Wojciech BartnikPOLBronze
=5Stephen WilsonGBR
=5Roland RaformeSEY
=5Montell GriffinUSA
=5Ángel EspinosaCUB
=9Mika MasoeASA
=9Jacklord JacobsNGR
=9Asghar MuhammadPAK
=9Patrice AouissiFRA
=9Go Yo-DaKOR
=9Dale BrownCAN
=9Mohamed Ben GuesmiaALG
=9Roberto CastelliITA
=17Paulo MwaselleTAN
=17Rick TimperiAUS
=17Manuel VerdeMEX
=17France MabiletsaBOT
=17Bai ChongguangCHN
=17Damdingiin ZulMGL
=17Kim Gil-NamPRK
=17Raimundo YantVEN
=17Alex GonzálezPUR
=17Mehmet GürgenTUR
DNSAli Asghar KazemiIRI
DNSSimon MaebleCMR

Round One

Date29 July 1992
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the second round.
Match #129 JulStephen WilsonGBR
Match #229 JulMika MasoeASA
Match #329 JulJacklord JacobsNGR
Match #429 JulRostyslav ZaulychnyiEUN
Match #529 JulZoltán BéresHUNDecisionPaulo MwaselleTAN
Match #629 JulAsghar MuhammadPAKWalkoverAli Asghar KazemiIRI
Match #729 JulRoland RaformeSEYDecisionRick TimperiAUS
Match #829 JulPatrice AouissiFRAReferee stops contest (head blow)Manuel VerdeMEX
Match #929 JulMontell GriffinUSADecisionFrance MabiletsaBOT
Match #1029 JulGo Yo-DaKORDecisionBai ChongguangCHN
Match #1129 JulDale BrownCANReferee stops contest (head blow)Damdingiin ZulMGL
Match #1229 JulTorsten MayGERDecisionKim Gil-NamPRK
Match #1329 JulMohamed Ben GuesmiaALGDecisionRaimundo YantVEN
Match #1429 JulWojciech BartnikPOLDecisionAlex GonzálezPUR
Match #1529 JulÁngel EspinosaCUBReferee stops contestMehmet GürgenTUR
Match #1629 JulRoberto CastelliITAWalkoverSimon MaebleCMR

Round Two

Date31 July 1992
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #131 JulStephen WilsonGBRDecisionMika MasoeASA
Match #231 JulRostyslav ZaulychnyiEUNDecisionJacklord JacobsNGR
Match #331 JulZoltán BéresHUNReferee stops contest (head blow)Asghar MuhammadPAK
Match #431 JulRoland RaformeSEYReferee stops contest (head blow)Patrice AouissiFRA
Match #531 JulMontell GriffinUSADecisionGo Yo-DaKOR
Match #631 JulTorsten MayGERDecisionDale BrownCAN
Match #731 JulWojciech BartnikPOLDecisionMohamed Ben GuesmiaALG
Match #831 JulÁngel EspinosaCUBReferee stops contest (head blow)Roberto CastelliITA


Date4 August 1992
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #104 AugRostyslav ZaulychnyiEUNDecisionStephen WilsonGBR
Match #204 AugZoltán BéresHUNDecisionRoland RaformeSEY
Match #304 AugTorsten MayGERDecisionMontell GriffinUSA
Match #404 AugWojciech BartnikPOLDecisionÁngel EspinosaCUB


Date7 August 1992
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final match.
Match #107 AugRostyslav ZaulychnyiEUNReferee stops contestZoltán BéresHUN
Match #207 AugTorsten MayGERDecisionWojciech BartnikPOL

Final Round

Date9 August 1992
Match 1/209 AugTorsten MayGERDecisionRostyslav ZaulychnyiEUN