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Boxing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: KOR Sin Jun-Seop
Silver: USA Virgil Hill
Bronze: ALG Mohamed Zaoui
PUR Arístides González

Summary

The final came down to American Virgil Hill against Korea's Sin Jun-Seop, and it ended in a decision. But for the only time in 38 bouts in Los Angeles, an American lost a decision, with Sin winning the gold medal 3-2. Hill would win plenty in years to come. He won the WBA light-heavyweight title in 1987 and held that crown for nine years, relinquishing it only in 1996, one of the longest ever reigns at the professional level. He also won the WBA cruiserweight world title in 2000, holding it through 2002, and winning it again in 2006. He had a lengthy career, only retiring after 2007, his career record 50 wins and 7 losses, six of those losses coming late in his career.

Sin never turned professional. He won the 1986 Asian Games middleweight gold medal and earned a masters degree in physical education, coaching the Korean boxers at the 1992 Olympics, and later settling in Atlanta, Georgia.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sin Jun-Seop 21 South Korea KOR Gold
2 Virgil Hill 20 United States USA Silver
3T Mohamed Zaoui 24 Algeria ALG Bronze
3T Arístides González 23 Puerto Rico PUR Bronze
5T Moses Mwaba Zambia ZAM
5T Damir Škaro 24 Yugoslavia YUG
5T Jerry Okorodudu 25 Nigeria NGR
5T Pedro van Raamsdonk 23 Netherlands NED
9T Vincent Sarnelli 22 France FRA
9T Tsiu Monne 22 Lesotho LES
9T Brian Schumacher 24 Great Britain GBR
9T Hugo Corti 21 Argentina ARG
9T Rick Duff 20 Canada CAN
9T Tom Corr 22 Ireland IRL
9T Noè Cruciani 21 Italy ITA
9T Paulo Tuvale 30 Samoa SAM
17T Edward Neblett Barbados BAR
17T Ahmed El-Gindy 25 Egypt EGY
17T Andreas Bauer 23 West Germany FRG
17T Brendon Cannon 22 Australia AUS
17T Patrick Lihanda 22 Uganda UGA
17T Pekka Laasanen 23 Finland FIN
17T Arigoma Chiponda 26 Zimbabwe ZIM
17T Augustus Oga 24 Kenya KEN
17T Paul Kamela 22 Cameroon CMR
17T Chris Collins 24 Grenada GRN
17T Otosico Havili 20 Tonga TGA