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.
|Bronze:|| Mohamed Zaoui
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.
|1||Sin Jun-Seop||21||South Korea||KOR||Gold|
|2||Virgil Hill||20||United States||USA||Silver|
|3T||Arístides González||23||Puerto Rico||PUR||Bronze|
|5T||Pedro van Raamsdonk||23||Netherlands||NED|
|9T||Brian Schumacher||24||Great Britain||GBR|
|17T||Andreas Bauer||23||West Germany||FRG|