| Event type

Light-Welterweight (≤64 kilograms), Men

Date31 July – 11 August 2012
LocationExCeL, Newham, London
Participants28 from 28 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

Cuban Roniel Iglesias had improved on his Olympic silver medal by winning the World amateur title in 2009 but a disappointing showing at the next World Championships left him unseeded for the London Olympics. This had the effect of forcing a meeting between Iglesias and the man who had replaced him as world champion, Éverton Lopes of Brazil, in the round of 16 rather than later in the competition. Iglesias was a comfortable winner and had little further difficulty in moving through to the final. In the other half of the draw Denys Berinchyk made up on his lack of defence by relying on his reserves of stamina and a relentless, if not stylish, method of attack. A year earlier Berinchyk had been the man who ended the Cuban’s dreams of a second world title by winning a narrow points victory in a first round tie but here the tables were turned in Iglesias’ favour. The Cuban took centre ring and used his ring craft to good use whilst avoiding the onrushing Ukrainian to claim the Olympic title.

1Roniel IglesiasCUBGold
2Denys BerinchykUKRSilver
=3Vincenzo MangiacapreITABronze
=3Uranchimegiin Mönkh-ErdeneMGLBronze
=5Uktamzhon RakhmonovUZB
=5Daniyar YeleusinovKAZ
=5Tom StalkerGBR
=5Jeff HornAUS
=9Éverton LopesBRA
=9Yakup ŞenerTUR
=9Mehdi ToloutiIRI
=9Gyula KátéHUN
=9Manoj KumarIND
=9Richarno ColinMRI
=9Abderrazak HouyaTUN
=9Anthony YigitSWE
=17César VillarragaCOL
=17Anderson RojasECU
=17Serge AmbomoCMR
=17Jamel HerringUSA
=17Jonathan AlonsoESP
=17Eslam MohamedEGY
=17Serdar HudaýberdiýewTKM
=17Abdelhak AatakniMAR
=17Zdeněk ChládekCZE
=17Gilbert ChoombeZAM
=17Heybətulla HacəliyevAZE
=17Francisco VargasPUR

Round One

Date31 July 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the second round.
Match #131 JulÉverton LopesBRA
Match #231 JulRoniel IglesiasCUBDecisionCésar VillarragaCOL
Match #331 JulUktamzhon RakhmonovUZBDecisionAnderson RojasECU
Match #431 JulYakup ŞenerTURDecisionSerge AmbomoCMR
Match #531 JulDaniyar YeleusinovKAZDecisionJamel HerringUSA
Match #631 JulMehdi ToloutiIRIDecisionJonathan AlonsoESP
Match #731 JulGyula KátéHUNDecisionEslam MohamedEGY
Match #831 JulVincenzo MangiacapreITA
Match #931 JulTom StalkerGBR
Match #1031 JulManoj KumarINDDecisionSerdar HudaýberdiýewTKM
Match #1131 JulRicharno ColinMRIDecisionAbdelhak AatakniMAR
Match #1231 JulUranchimegiin Mönkh-ErdeneMGLDecisionZdeněk ChládekCZE
Match #1331 JulJeff HornAUSDecisionGilbert ChoombeZAM
Match #1431 JulAbderrazak HouyaTUNDecisionHeybətulla HacəliyevAZE
Match #1531 JulAnthony YigitSWEDecisionFrancisco VargasPUR
Match #1631 JulDenys BerinchykUKR

Round Two

Date4 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #104 AugRoniel IglesiasCUBDecisionÉverton LopesBRA
Match #204 AugUktamzhon RakhmonovUZBDecisionYakup ŞenerTUR
Match #304 AugDaniyar YeleusinovKAZDecisionMehdi ToloutiIRI
Match #404 AugVincenzo MangiacapreITADecisionGyula KátéHUN
Match #504 AugTom StalkerGBRDecisionManoj KumarIND
Match #604 AugUranchimegiin Mönkh-ErdeneMGLDecisionRicharno ColinMRI
Match #704 AugJeff HornAUSDecisionAbderrazak HouyaTUN
Match #804 AugDenys BerinchykUKRDecisionAnthony YigitSWE


Date8 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #108 AugRoniel IglesiasCUBDecisionUktamzhon RakhmonovUZB
Match #208 AugVincenzo MangiacapreITADecisionDaniyar YeleusinovKAZ
Match #308 AugUranchimegiin Mönkh-ErdeneMGLDecisionTom StalkerGBR
Match #408 AugDenys BerinchykUKRDecisionJeff HornAUS


Date10 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final match.
Match #110 AugRoniel IglesiasCUBDecisionVincenzo MangiacapreITA
Match #210 AugDenys BerinchykUKRDecisionUranchimegiin Mönkh-ErdeneMGL

Final Round

Date11 August 2012
Match 1/211 AugRoniel IglesiasCUBDecisionDenys BerinchykUKR