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Boxing at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Mexico Arena, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 13, 1968
Date Finished: October 26, 1968
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: URS Danas Pozniakas
Silver: ROU Ion Monea
Bronze: BUL Georgi Stankov
POL Stanisław Dragan

Summary

The semi-finals in this class came down to an all-Eastern bloc tournament, with Soviet Lithuanian Danas Pozniakas defeating Bulgarian Georgi Stankov, and Romania's Ion Monea winning by majority decision over Poland's Stanisław Dragan. But in that second semi, Monea sustained a broken nose and could not appear for the final, Pozniakas winning the gold medal by a walkover. Pozniakas had been the favorite, having won the European Amateur title in 1965 and 1967, after taking silver in that class in 1963. He had been expected to make the 1964 Soviet Olympic team, but lost in the trials to Aleksey Kiselyov, who won a silver in the light-heavyweight class in 1964 and in the 1968 middleweight class in Mexico. Pozniakas would return in 1969 to win a third consecutive European Championship and then retired from competition. Monea was competing in his third Olympics, having won a bronze medal in 1960 as a middleweight, and he had lost in the semi-finals of the 1967 Europeans to Pozniakas, taking a bronze medal there as well.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Danas Pozniakas 28 Soviet Union URS Gold
2 Ion Monea 27 Romania ROU Silver
3T Georgi Stankov 25 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
3T Stanisław Dragan 26 Poland POL Bronze
5T Bernard Malherbe 23 France FRA
5T Jürgen Schlegel 28 East Germany GDR
5T Fatai Ayinla-Adekunle 29 Nigeria NGR
5T Walter Facchinetti 21 Italy ITA
9T Art Redden 32 United States USA
9T Efstathios Alexopoulos Greece GRE
9T Gregorio Aldama 30 Cuba CUB
9T Hassan Nour-el-Din Aman 37 Egypt EGY
9T Raymar Reimers 27 West Germany FRG
9T Enrique Villarreal 21 Mexico MEX
9T Jorge Clemente 22 Puerto Rico PUR
9T Kurt Baumgartner 25 Austria AUT
17T Soungalo Bagayogo 27 Mali MLI
17T Josef Kapín 23 Czechoslovakia TCH