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Heavyweight (≤91 kilograms), Men

Date1 – 11 August 2012
LocationExCeL, Newham, London
Participants14 from 14 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usik had veered between the light-heavyweight and heavyweight divisions in the four years between Olympics but had settled at the higher limit by 2011 and had claimed the world title in Baku. The Olympic draw did not favour him and he was forced to meet a trio of highly regarded opponents to claim the Olympic crown. He fought off Russia’s former world champion Artur Beterbiyev in the quarter-finals, the young Bulgarian Tervel Pulev in the semis before condemning Clemente Russo of Italian to a second successive Olympic final defeat to win his gold medal.

1Oleksandr UsykUKRGold
2Clemente RussoITASilver
=3Tervel PulevBULBronze
=3Teymur MəmmədovAZEBronze
=5Artur BeterbiyevRUS
=5Yamil PeraltaARG
=5Siarhei KarneyeuBLR
=5José LarduetCUB
=9Michael HunterUSA
=9Wang XuanxuanCHN
=9Chouaib BouloudinatsALG
=9Jai Tapu OpetaiaAUS
=9Julio CastilloECU
=9Ali MazaheriIRI
DNSTumba SilvaANG1
DNSMaxwell AmponsahGHA2

Round One

Date1 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
Match #101 AugOleksandr UsykUKR
Match #201 AugArtur BeterbiyevRUSDecisionMichael HunterUSA
Match #301 AugTervel PulevBULDecisionWang XuanxuanCHN
Match #401 AugYamil PeraltaARGDecisionChouaib BouloudinatsALG
Match #501 AugTeymur MəmmədovAZEDecisionJai Tapu OpetaiaAUS
Match #601 AugSiarhei KarneyeuBLRDecisionJulio CastilloECU
Match #701 AugJosé LarduetCUBDisqualifiedAli MazaheriIRI
Match #801 AugClemente RussoITAWalkoverTumba SilvaANG


Date5 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
Match #105 AugOleksandr UsykUKRDecisionArtur BeterbiyevRUS
Match #205 AugTervel PulevBULDecisionYamil PeraltaARG
Match #305 AugTeymur MəmmədovAZEDecisionSiarhei KarneyeuBLR
Match #405 AugClemente RussoITADecisionJosé LarduetCUB


Date10 August 2012
FormatWinner of each match advanced to the final match.
Match #110 AugOleksandr UsykUKRDecisionTervel PulevBUL
Match #210 AugClemente RussoITADecisionTeymur MəmmədovAZE

Final Round

Date11 August 2012
Match 1/211 AugOleksandr UsykUKRDecisionClemente RussoITA