|Date||16 – 28 August 2004|
|Location||Olympiako Gymnastirio Pygmakhias Peristeriou, Peristeri|
|Participants||28 from 28 countries|
|Format||Single elimination tournament.|
A champion in Sydney at just 20 years old, Bekzat Sattarkhanov of Kazakhstan appeared likely to be one of the stars of amateur boxing for much of the next decade. Tragically he was dead within three months of his Olympic triumph as a victim of a New Year’s Eve car crash in his native country. His replacement on the Kazakh team, Galib Dzhafarov, had proved a worthy successor to Sattarkhanov, and looked destined to follow his late compatriot as Olympic champion after he won the gold medal at the 2003 World Championships in Thailand. By coincidence Dzhafarov’s main rival for Olympic glory was also born in Kazakhstan although Vitali Tajbert was by now representing Germany. Dzhafarov’s hopes were dashed by Aleksey Tishchenko of Russia in the quarter-finals whilst Tajbert exited via the fists of North Korea’s Kim Song-Guk and was made to settle for the bronze medal. Tishchenko, a 20-year-old from Omsk, was inexperienced in international competition but proved a revelation at his 1st Olympic Games. He did have a massive stroke of luck in his 2nd round bout against Şahin İmranov when his Azeri opponent was ruled out by a bad cut in the final round whilst holding a big lead but from then on he put together some fine displays to became the first Russian winner in over 30 years.
|=17||Hadj Bel Kheir||ALG|
Winner of each match advanced to the second round.
|Match #1||Muideen Ganiyu||NGR||Bye|
|Match #2||Khumiso Ikgopoleng||BOT||Bye|
|Match #3||Kim Song-Guk||PRK||Bye|
|Match #4||K'onst'ant'ine K'up'at'adze||GEO||Bye|
|Match #5||Luis Franco||CUB||Asylbek Talasbayev||KGZ||Decision (32 - 15)|
|Match #6||Badola||BRA||Carlos Velázquez||PUR||Decision (43 - 43)|
|Match #7||Khédafi Djelkhir||FRA||Saifeddine Nejmaoui||TUN||Decision (38 - 13)|
|Match #8||Vitali Tajbert||GER||Daniel Brizuela||ARG||Referee Stops Contest (Outscored) (Round 3, 0:11)|
|Match #9||Mikhail Bernadski||BLR||Likar Ramos||COL||Decision (32 - 18)|
|Match #10||Viorel Simion||ROU||Ryan Langham||AUS||Decision (40 - 15)|
|Match #11||Jo Seok-Hwan||KOR||Sedat Taşcı||TUR||Decision (37 - 28)|
|Match #12||Benoît Gaudet||CAN||Somluck Kamsing||THA||Decision (32 - 17)|
|Match #13||Bekzod Khidirov||UZB||Sohail Ahmed||PAK||Referee Stops Contest (Outscored) (Round 2, 1:30)|
|Match #14||Galib Dzhafarov||KAZ||Brian Mayanja||UGA||Referee Stops Contest (Outscored) (Round 3, 1:31)|
|Match #15||Şahin İmranov||AZE||Ludumo Galada||RSA||Referee Stops Contest (Outscored) (Round 3, 0:26)|
|Match #16||Aleksey Tishchenko||RUS||Hadj Bel Kheir||ALG||Decision (37 - 17)|
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Match #1||Muideen Ganiyu||NGR||Khumiso Ikgopoleng||BOT||Decision (25 - 16)|
|Match #2||Kim Song-Guk||PRK||K'onst'ant'ine K'up'at'adze||GEO||Decision (25 - 14)|
|Match #3||Luis Franco||CUB||Badola||BRA||Decision (30 - 15)|
|Match #4||Vitali Tajbert||GER||Khédafi Djelkhir||FRA||Decision (40 - 26)|
|Match #5||Viorel Simion||ROU||Mikhail Bernadski||BLR||Decision (38 - 13)|
|Match #6||Jo Seok-Hwan||KOR||Benoît Gaudet||CAN||Decision (28 - 16)|
|Match #7||Galib Dzhafarov||KAZ||Bekzod Khidirov||UZB||Decision (40 - 22)|
|Match #8 1||Aleksey Tishchenko||RUS||Şahin İmranov||AZE 2||Referee Stops Contest (Injured) (Round 3, 1:08)|
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
|Match #1||Kim Song-Guk||PRK||Muideen Ganiyu||NGR||Decision (32 - 11)|
|Match #2||Vitali Tajbert||GER||Luis Franco||CUB||Decision (34 - 26)|
|Match #3||Jo Seok-Hwan||KOR||Viorel Simion||ROU||Decision (39 - 35)|
|Match #4||Aleksey Tishchenko||RUS||Galib Dzhafarov||KAZ||Decision (36 - 26)|
Winner of each match advanced to the final match.
|Match #1||Kim Song-Guk||PRK||Vitali Tajbert||GER||Decision (29 - 24)|
|Match #2||Aleksey Tishchenko||RUS||Jo Seok-Hwan||KOR||Decision (45 - 25)|
|Match 1/2||Aleksey Tishchenko||RUS||Kim Song-Guk||PRK||Decision (39 - 17)|