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Boxing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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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.

Gold: BUL Petar Lesov
Silver: URS Viktor Miroshnychenko
Bronze: HUN János Váradi
IRL Hugh Russell

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Petar Lesov 19 Bulgaria BUL Gold
2 Viktor Miroshnychenko 20 Soviet Union URS Silver
3T Hugh Russell 20 Ireland IRL Bronze
3T János Váradi 19 Hungary HUN Bronze
5T Jo Ryon-Sik 20 North Korea PRK
5T Daniel Radu 20 Romania ROU
5T Gilberto Román 18 Mexico MEX
5T Henryk Średnicki 25 Poland POL
9T Alberto Mercado 19 Puerto Rico PUR
9T Hassan Sherif 27 Ethiopia ETH
9T Emmanuel Mlundwa 23 Tanzania TAN
9T Armando Guevara 25 Venezuela VEN
9T Keith Wallace 19 Great Britain GBR
9T Rabi Raj Thapa 26 Nepal NEP
9T Jorge Hernández 25 Cuba CUB
9T Webbyego Mwangu Zambia ZAM
17T Barry Aguibou 29 Guinea GUI
17T Onofre Ramírez 19 Nicaragua NCA
17T Talal El-Chawa 19 Syria SYR
17T Amala Dass India IND
17T Samir Khenyab Iraq IRQ
17T Nyamyn Narantuyaa 19 Mongolia MGL