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Boxing at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Maurice Richard Arena, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 31, 1976
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Leo Randolph
Silver: CUB Ramón Duvalón
Bronze: POL Leszek Błażyński
URS Davit Torosyan

Summary

Cuba was thought to have the two best boxers in this class, as Douglas Rodríguez had won the 1974 World Championships, but he was bested in the Cuban trials by Ramón Duvalon, who had won the 1975 Pan American Games title. Duvalon had an easy time in getting to the finals, winning three matches without being tested, after a walkover in the second round. That was not unusual, as 7 of 16 bouts in round two were not contested after withdrawals due to the African boycott. In the final, Duvalon met unheralded American Leo Randolph, an 18-year-old high school student with no international experience, although he had won the 1975 Golden Gloves and the 1976 AAU Championship. Surprisingly Randolph won a close decision, 3-2, to win the gold medal. Randolph won the first of five gold medals in boxing for the United States at the Montréal Olympics. He turned professional after the Games, and in 1980 won the WBA super-bantamweight title. But in his first title defense, he lost by TKO to Sergio Víctor Palma and then retired from boxing, ending a short career with 17 wins and 2 losses.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Leo Randolph 18 United States USA Gold
2 Ramón Duvalón 21 Cuba CUB Silver
3T Davit Torosyan 25 Soviet Union URS Bronze
3T Leszek Błażyński 27 Poland POL Bronze
5T Ian Clyde 20 Canada CAN
5T Davy Larmour 24 Ireland IRL
5T Jong Jo-Ung 19 North Korea PRK
5T Alfredo Pérez 24 Venezuela VEN
9T Toshinori Koga 28 Japan JPN
9T Vicente Rodríguez 21 Spain ESP
9T Fazlija Šaćirović 19 Yugoslavia YUG
9T Charlie Magri 19 Great Britain GBR
9T Giovanni Camputaro 21 Italy ITA
9T Constantin Gruiescu 31 Romania ROU
9T Georgi Kostadinov 26 Bulgaria BUL
16T Virgilio Palomo 20 Colombia COL
16T Mbarek Zarrougui 22 Morocco MAR
16T Muhammad Sadiq 41 Pakistan PAK
16T Antônio Toledo Filho 22 Brazil BRA
16T Kim Jeong-Cheol 19 South Korea KOR
16T Joachim Schür 18 West Germany FRG
16T Julio Guzman 19 Puerto Rico PUR
16T Said Ahmed El-Ashry 26 Egypt EGY
24T Somchai Putapibarn 21 Thailand THA
24T Ernesto Rios 17 Mexico MEX
24T Sándor Orbán 28 Hungary HUN