|Date||9 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.|
Turkey’s Servet Tazegül had won a bronze medal in this event in 2008 but had dominated the class since then, winning three European Championships and the 2011 World Championships. In the semi-final he faced Britain’s Martin Stamper, who had beaten Tazegül at the 2011 German Open and had the crowd on his side, but Tazegül won comfortably to reach the final. The other finalist was Mohammad Bagheri Motamed of Iran, who had struggled early. In the quarters he faced 2008 bronze medalist Rohullah Nikpai of Afghanistan and won in sudden-death. In the semi-finals he defeated Brazil’s Diogo da Silva only by superiority decision after tying on points.
The final was very close. Tazegül went ahead 5-3 in the second round, but Bagheri Motamed closed to 5-4. After his opponent received penalty points, Tazegül then held on to win the gold medal, 6-5. The bronze medals went to Nikpai, who repeated his 2008 bronze, and American Terrence Jennings, who went thru the repêchage after losing to Tazegül in the round of 16.
|2||402||Mohammad Bagheri Motamed||IRI||Silver|
Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.
|Match #1||Servet Tazegül||TUR||Terrence Jennings||USA||Final Score (8 - 6)|
|Match #2||Hryhoriy Husarov||UKR||Logan Campbell||NZL||Final Score (10 - 6)|
|Match #3||Damir Fejzić||SRB||Peter López||PER||Final Score (5 - 3)|
|Match #4||Martin Stamper||GBR||Erick Osornio||MEX||Final Score (5 - 2)|
|Match #5||Mohammad Abulibdeh||JOR||Isah Mohammad||NGR||Superiority (13 - 1)|
|Match #6||Diogo Silva||BRA||Dmitry Kim||UZB||Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:31)|
|Match #7||Rohullah Nikpai||AFG||Michał Łoniewski||POL||Final Score (12 - 5)|
|Match #8||Mohammad Bagheri Motamed||IRI||Patrick Boui||CAF||Final Score (7 - 2)|
Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.
|Match #1||Servet Tazegül||TUR||Hryhoriy Husarov||UKR||Final Score (9 - 2)|
|Match #2||Martin Stamper||GBR||Damir Fejzić||SRB||Final Score (8 - 3)|
|Match #3||Diogo Silva||BRA||Mohammad Abulibdeh||JOR||Final Score (7 - 5)|
|Match #4||Mohammad Bagheri Motamed||IRI||Rohullah Nikpai||AFG||Sudden Death (Round 4, 00:29)|
Winner of each match advanced to the final round.
|Match #1||Servet Tazegül||TUR||Martin Stamper||GBR||Final Score (9 - 6)|
|Match #2||Mohammad Bagheri Motamed||IRI||Diogo Silva||BRA||Superiority (5 - 5)|
Winner of each match advanced to the bronze medal match.
|Match #1||Terrence Jennings||USA||Hryhoriy Husarov||UKR||Final Score (3 - 2)|
|Match #2||Rohullah Nikpai||AFG||Patrick Boui||CAF||Superiority (14 - 2)|
|Match #1||Terrence Jennings||USA||Diogo Silva||BRA||Final Score (8 - 5)|
|Match #2||Rohullah Nikpai||AFG||Martin Stamper||GBR||Final Score (5 - 3)|
|Match 1/2||Servet Tazegül||TUR||Mohammad Bagheri Motamed||IRI||Final Score (6 - 5)|