Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Indoor Stadium, Olympiysky Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 22, 1980
Date Finished: August 2, 1980
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| János Váradi
[Viktor Miroshnychenko] had a difficult task to reach the Olympic final but the Soviet boxer eliminated world silver medalist [Jorge Hernández] and world champion [Henryk Średnicki] to progress. His opponent in the final was [Petar Lesov] of Bulgaria and it was the Bulgarian who would take the gold medal after the referee stopped the contest in the second round. Lesov proved himself a worthy champion by winning the next two editions of the European Championships and would have been amongst the favourites for the 1984 Olympic Games but for the Soviet-led boycott. A bout of hepatitis stalled his career from 1985 onwards but, after the fall of the Berlin Wall had made it possible, he turned professional in 1991. This proved a disaster for his reputation as he lost all five of his fights against moderate opposition.
|2||Viktor Miroshnychenko||20||Soviet Union||URS||Silver|
|5T||Jo Ryon-Sik||20||North Korea||PRK|
|9T||Alberto Mercado||19||Puerto Rico||PUR|
|9T||Keith Wallace||19||Great Britain||GBR|
|9T||Rabi Raj Thapa||26||Nepal||NEP|