|Date||8 August 2012|
|Location||ExCeL, Newham, London|
|Participants||16 from 16 countries|
|Format||Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repêchage tournament for the bronze medal.|
Spain’s Joel González was heavily favored, having won the World Championships in 2009 and 2011, and the European Championships in 2010 and 2012. He was challenged in round one by Sweden’s Uno Sanli but he held on to win and then won his quarter-final and semi easily, advancing to the final against Lee Dae-Hun of Korea. Lee had a difficult time getting there, going extra time to win his first two matches and eking out a tight match against Russia’s Aleksey Denisenko in the semi-finals. Denisenko had won his quarter-final against Chinese Taipei’s Wei Chen-Yang, the original second seed.
The final was not close as González took the lead in round one and simply poured it on, scoring six points early with two head kicks, and then being helped by Lee accumulating penalties that gave González another three points. The final score was 17-8, as González won Spain’s first gold medal in the sport. Denisenko shared the bronze medal with Colombia’s Oscar Muñoz.
|=11||215||Lê Huỳnh Châu||VIE|
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Match #1||Joel González||ESP||Uno Sanli||SWE||Final Score (7 - 6)|
|Match #2||Safwan Khalil||AUS||Diego García||MEX||Final Score (9 - 4)|
|Match #3||Óscar Muñoz||COL||Mokdad El-Yamine||ALG||Final Score (8 - 1)|
|Match #4||Tameem Al-Kubati||YEM||Gabriel Mercedes||DOM||Final Score (8 - 3)|
|Match #5||Lee Dae-Hun||KOR||Pen-Ek Karaket||THA||Sudden Death (Round 4, 01:31)|
|Match #6||Tamer Salah||EGY||Nursultan Mamayev||KAZ||Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:44)|
|Match #7||Aleksey Denisenko||RUS||Heiner Oviedo||CRC||Final Score (5 - 2)|
|Match #8||Wei Chen-Yang||TPE||Lê Huỳnh Châu||VIE||Final Score (5 - 1)|
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
|Match #1||Joel González||ESP||Safwan Khalil||AUS||Final Score (5 - 3)|
|Match #2||Óscar Muñoz||COL||Tameem Al-Kubati||YEM||Superiority (14 - 2)|
|Match #3||Lee Dae-Hun||KOR||Tamer Salah||EGY||Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:54)|
|Match #4||Aleksey Denisenko||RUS||Wei Chen-Yang||TPE||Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:11)|
Winner of each match advanced to the final round.
|Match #1||Joel González||ESP||Óscar Muñoz||COL||Final Score (13 - 4)|
|Match #2||Lee Dae-Hun||KOR||Aleksey Denisenko||RUS||Final Score (7 - 6)|
Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
|Match #1||Safwan Khalil||AUS||Uno Sanli||SWE||Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:25)|
|Match #2||Pen-Ek Karaket||THA||Tamer Salah||EGY||Final Score (6 - 4)|
|Match #1||Aleksey Denisenko||RUS||Safwan Khalil||AUS||Final Score (3 - 1)|
|Match #2||Óscar Muñoz||COL||Pen-Ek Karaket||THA||Final Score (6 - 4)|
|Match 1/2||Joel González||ESP||Lee Dae-Hun||KOR||Final Score (17 - 8)|