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Boxing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 31, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Steve McCrory
Silver: YUG Redžep Redžepovski
Bronze: KEN Ibrahim Bilali
TUR Eyüp Can

Summary

No medalists from the 1982 World Championship were present for this class, notably missing Soviet Yury Aleksandrov, the world champion. The runner-up in 1982 was American Michael Collins but he did not make the US Olympic team, having moved up to bantamweight, and losing at the US Trials. The US representative at flyweight was Steve McCrory, who had been US flyweight champion in 1982 and 1983, had won a bronze medal at the 1983 Pan American Games, and was the brother of world professional welterweight champion Milton McCrory. After a walkover in the first round, McCrory won three easy matches and advanced to a final against Yugoslav Redžep Redžepovski, which McCrory won by majority decision, 4-1. Redžepovski commented after the bout, "As long as an American is standing on his feet for three rounds, it is hard to get a decision over him." McCrory turned professional later in 1984 and had a decent career, getting a few world title shots, but never winning a crown. His career ended in 1991, with a record of 30 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw, a career hampered by his abuse of recreational drugs. He later pawned his gold medal and died in poverty from an unknown cause when only 37-years-old. One of the losing quarter-finalists in Los Angeles was Australia's Jeff Fenech, who lost to Redžepovski. After turning professional, Fenech had the best career of any fighter from this Olympic class, later winning world titles as a super-bantamweight and featherweight. He fought through 1996 and then oddly made a comeback in 2008 at age 44, fighting once and winning.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Steve McCrory 20 United States USA Gold
2 Redžep Redžepovski 21 Yugoslavia YUG Silver
3T Ibrahim Bilali 19 Kenya KEN Bronze
3T Eyüp Can 19 Turkey TUR Bronze
5T Peter Ayesu 22 Malawi MAW
5T Heo Yeong-Mo 19 South Korea KOR
5T Jeff Fenech 20 Australia AUS
5T Laureano Ramírez 18 Dominican Republic DOM
9T Oppe Pinto 21 Paraguay PAR
9T Fausto García 28 Mexico MEX
9T Efren Tabanas 21 Philippines PHI
9T Seiki Segawa 22 Japan JPN
9T David Mwaba Tanzania TAN
9T Pat Clinton 20 Great Britain GBR
9T Álvaro Mercado 19 Colombia COL
9T José Rodríguez 17 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Prabin Tuladhar Nepal NEP
17T Andre Seymour 16 Bahamas BAH
17T John Kakooza 19 Uganda UGA
17T Fayek Gobran 26 Egypt EGY
17T Chen King-Ming 26 Chinese Taipei TPE
17T Junior Ward 28 Guyana GUY
17T Bill Dunlop 20 Canada CAN
17T Chibou Amna Niger NIG
17T René Centellas 24 Bolivia BOL
17T Leonard Makhanya 19 Swaziland SWZ
17T Teraporn Sang-Ho 21 Thailand THA
17T Patrick Mwamba 20 Zambia ZAM
17T Julio Gómez 24 Spain ESP
17T Rubén Carballo 21 Argentina ARG
17T Lutuma Diabateza 21 Congo (Kinshasa) COD