| Event type

Lightweight (≤60 kilograms), Men

Date6 – 16 August 2016
LocationRiocentro Pavilhão 6, Parque Olímpico da Barra, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Participants28 from 28 countries
FormatSingle elimination tournament.

Robson Conceição was the great Brazilian hope for boxing success at the Rio Olympic Games. A former Pan-American Games champion and two time world medallist, he had been to the Games of Beijing and London but lost his first bout on both occasions to a boxer fighting in front of his home crowd. 2016 meant that Conceição was now the home fighter and he took full advantage. After defeating a pair of Central Asian fighters in his first two bouts he survived a torrid encounter with Cuba’s Leonel Alvarez to reach the Olympic final. His opponent would be Sofiane Oumiha of France.

Drawing inspiration from a rowdy home crowd, the Brazilian won the first two rounds of the contest with an elusive style of defence mixed with aggressive counter attacks. The Frenchman was more successful in the final round but it was too late and Conceição became the first ever Olympic boxing champion from Brazil.

Conceição was born in a poor neighbourhood in the city of Salvador and helped out on his family’s vegetable stall before becoming a boxer. He married fellow Olympic boxer Erica Matos in 2013 and their two-year-old daughter was present at the venue when he won his title.

Although he lost his bout in the round of sixteen, Thailand’s Amnat Ruenroeng made history in Rio. He was the first boxer to win a world professional title prior to appearing at the Olympics.

1Robson ConceiçãoBRAGold
2Sofiane OumihaFRASilver
=3Lázaro ÁlvarezCUBBronze
=3Dorjnyambuugiin OtgondalaiMGLBronze
=5Carlos BalderasUSA
=5Khurshid TodzhiboyevUZB
=5Reda BenbazizALG
=5Albert SəlimovAZE
=9Carmine TommasoneITA
=9Daisuke NarimatsuJPN
=9Joe CordinaGBR
=9Anvar YunusovTJK
=9Enrico LacruzNED
=9Adlan AbdurashidovRUS
=9Amnat RuenroengTHA
=9David Oliver JoyceIRL
=17Lindolfo DelgadoMEX
=17Luis CabreraVEN
=17Berik AbdrakhmanovKAZ
=17Hakan ErşekerQAT
=17Charly SuarezPHI
=17Shan JunCHN
=17Lai Chu-EnTPE
=17Thadius KatuaPNG
=17Mahmoud AbdelaalEGY
=17Teófimo LópezHON
=17Ignacio PerrínARG
=17Andrique AllisopSEY

Round One (6 – 7 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to the second round.

Match #1 Lázaro ÁlvarezCUB Bye
Match #2 Carmine TommasoneITA Lindolfo DelgadoMEX Decision (3 - 0)
Match #3 Daisuke NarimatsuJPN Luis CabreraVEN Decision (2 - 1)
Match #4 Carlos BalderasUSA Berik AbdrakhmanovKAZ Decision (3 - 0)
Match #5 Khurshid TodzhiboyevUZB Hakan ErşekerQAT Decision (3 - 0)
Match #6 Joe CordinaGBR Charly SuarezPHI Decision (2 - 1)
Match #7 Anvar YunusovTJK Shan JunCHN Decision (3 - 0)
Match #8 Robson ConceiçãoBRA Bye
Match #9 Dorjnyambuugiin OtgondalaiMGL Bye
Match #10 Enrico LacruzNED Lai Chu-EnTPE Decision (2 - 1)
Match #11 Adlan AbdurashidovRUS Thadius KatuaPNG Decision (3 - 0)
Match #12 Reda BenbazizALG Mahmoud AbdelaalEGY Decision (3 - 0)
Match #13 Sofiane OumihaFRA Teófimo LópezHON Decision (3 - 0)
Match #14 Amnat RuenroengTHA Ignacio PerrínARG Decision (3 - 0)
Match #15 David Oliver JoyceIRL Andrique AllisopSEY Decision (3 - 0)
Match #16 Albert SəlimovAZE Bye

Round Two (9 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to the quarter-finals.

Match #1 Lázaro ÁlvarezCUB Carmine TommasoneITA Decision (3 - 0)
Match #2 Carlos BalderasUSA Daisuke NarimatsuJPN Decision (3 - 0)
Match #3 Khurshid TodzhiboyevUZB Joe CordinaGBR Decision (2 - 0)
Match #4 Robson ConceiçãoBRA Anvar YunusovTJK Referee Stops Contest (Round 2, 0:00)
Match #5 Dorjnyambuugiin OtgondalaiMGL Enrico LacruzNED Decision (2 - 1)
Match #6 Reda BenbazizALG Adlan AbdurashidovRUS Decision (3 - 0)
Match #7 Sofiane OumihaFRA Amnat RuenroengTHA Referee Stops Contest (Round 3, 1:23)
Match #8 Albert SəlimovAZE David Oliver JoyceIRL Decision (3 - 0)

Quarter-Finals (12 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to the semi-finals.

Match #1 Lázaro ÁlvarezCUB Carlos BalderasUSA Decision (3 - 0)
Match #2 Robson ConceiçãoBRA Khurshid TodzhiboyevUZB Decision (3 - 0)
Match #3 Dorjnyambuugiin OtgondalaiMGL Reda BenbazizALG Decision (3 - 0)
Match #4 Sofiane OumihaFRA Albert SəlimovAZE Decision (3 - 0)

Semi-Finals (14 August 2016)

Winner of each match advanced to the final match.

Match #1 Robson ConceiçãoBRA Lázaro ÁlvarezCUB Decision (3 - 0)
Match #2 Sofiane OumihaFRA Dorjnyambuugiin OtgondalaiMGL Decision (3 - 0)

Final Round (16 August 2016)

Match 1/2 Robson ConceiçãoBRA Sofiane OumihaFRA Decision (3 - 0)