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Boxing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Light-Welterweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Jerry Page
Silver: THA Dhawee Umponmaha
Bronze: ROU Mircea Fulger
YUG Mirko Puzović

Summary

The favorite was Korea's Kim Dong-Gil who had been runner-up to Cuba's Carlos García at the 1982 World Championships. But because of the Soviet-led boycott, García could not compete, leaving the field seemingly open for Kim. In the quarter-finals he faced American Jerry Page and lost by a 4-1 decision. This enraged the Korean boxing officials, who threatened to withdraw from the tournament, but later said they were doing it only to call attention to what was considered a pro-American bias among the judges. Page went on to win the gold medal, with unanimous decisions in the semi-finals and over Thailand's Dhawee Umponmaha in the final. Like all of the United States's 1984 boxing gold medalists, Page turned professional, but had a desultory career, finishing in 1990 with 11 wins and 4 losses. Umponmaha never fought professionally as a boxer, but he did do so in Muay Thai kickboxing, using the name Khaopong Sitthichuchai.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jerry Page 23 United States USA Gold
2 Dhawee Umponmaha 24 Thailand THA Silver
3T Mirko Puzović 28 Yugoslavia YUG Bronze
3T Mircea Fulger 25 Romania ROU Bronze
5T Kim Dong-Gil 21 South Korea KOR
5T Jean-Pierre Mbereke-Baban 24 Cameroon CMR
5T Lotfi Belkhir 22 Tunisia TUN
5T Jorge Maysonet 20 Puerto Rico PUR
9T Javid Aslam 21 Norway NOR
9T Octavio Robles 21 Mexico MEX
9T Ikhlef Ahmed Hadj Allah 23 Algeria ALG
9T Steve Larrimore 21 Bahamas BAH
9T Stefan Sjöstrand 22 Sweden SWE
9T Rushdy Armanios 20 Egypt EGY
9T Dave Griffiths 20 Great Britain GBR
9T Charles Nwokolo 23 Nigeria NGR
17T Juma Bugingo Tanzania TAN
17T Lisiate Lavulo 22 Tonga TGA
17T Helmut Gertel 23 West Germany FRG
17T Hannu Vuorinen 25 Finland FIN
17T Umesh Maskey Nepal NEP
17T Ramy Zialor 24 Seychelles SEY
17T Denis Lambert 22 Canada CAN
17T Phillimon Ayesu 26 Malawi MAW
17T Jean Duarte 18 France FRA
17T Hassan Lahmar Morocco MAR
17T Kunihiro Miura 21 Japan JPN
17T Bhutana Magwaza 25 Swaziland SWZ
17T Clifton Charleswell 23 United States Virgin Islands ISV
17T Charles Owiso 25 Kenya KEN
17T Apelu Ioane 25 Samoa SAM
17T William Galiwango 23 Uganda UGA
33T Jaslal Pradhan 27 India IND
33T Muenge Kafuanka 23 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
33T Evaristo Mazzón 24 Uruguay URU
33T Dimus Chisala 21 Zambia ZAM
33T Anthony Rose 19 Jamaica JAM