| Event type

Bantamweight (≤ 58 kilograms), Men

Date18 September 1988
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationJang-chung Che-yuk-gwan, Seoul
Participants14 from 14 countries

Fourteen fighters competed in a single-elimination tournament. The event was won by Korean Ji Yong-Suk, which was not unusual, as Korean fighters won seven of the eight men’s classes. Ji had never medalled at the World Championships, which were in 1985 and 1987 by Korean Yoo Myung-Sik. Ji won the event by defeating Spain’s José Sanabria in the final.

1Ji Yong-SukKOR
2José SanabriaESP
=3Han-Won LeeUSA
=3Feisal DaneshIRI
=5Mustapha ZdonekPOL
=5Jean-Philippe TheasFRA
=5Gergely SalimDEN
=5Abdullah Al-NagranyKSA
=9Ralph MinottGBR
=9Şakir BezcirTUR
=9Johan LapréNED
=9Francisco CarvalloECU
=9Christian HerberthFRG
=9Federico GómezMEX

Round One

Date18 September 1988 — 10:00
Match #118 SepMustapha ZdonekPOLbye
Match #218 SepHan-Won LeeUSAPointsRalph MinottGBR
Match #318 SepJi Yong-SukKORPointsŞakir BezcirTUR
Match #418 SepJean-Philippe TheasFRAPointsJohan LapréNED
Match #518 SepFeisal DaneshIRIPointsFrancisco CarvalloECU
Match #618 SepGergely SalimDENPointsChristian HerberthFRG
Match #718 SepAbdullah Al-NagranyKSAPointsFederico GómezMEX
Match #818 SepJosé SanabriaESPbye


Date18 September 1988 — 13:30
Match #118 SepHan-Won LeeUSAPointsMustapha ZdonekPOL
Match #218 SepJi Yong-SukKORPointsJean-Philippe TheasFRA
Match #318 SepFeisal DaneshIRIPointsGergely SalimDEN
Match #418 SepJosé SanabriaESPPointsAbdullah Al-NagranyKSA


Date18 September 1988 — 15:30
Match #118 SepJi Yong-SukKORPointsHan-Won LeeUSA
Match #218 SepJosé SanabriaESPPointsFeisal DaneshIRI

Final Round

Date18 September 1988 — 17:50
Match 1/218 SepJi Yong-SukKORPointsJosé SanabriaESP