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Boxing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Jamsil Students' Gymnasium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Date Started: September 21, 1988
Date Finished: October 2, 1988
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Andrew Maynard
Silver: URS Nurmagomed Shanavazov
Bronze: POL Henryk Petrich
YUG Damir Škaro

Summary

For reasons of non-selection and boycott the competition was bereft of both of the most recent World Championships finalists, the World Cup winner and the winners of the European Championships and Pan-American Games. Twenty-year-old American Andrew Maynard, a soldier stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado, was able to benefit from their absence and win a deserved Olympic title. The gold medal bout against Nurmagomed Shanavazov of the Soviet Union was not a thing of beauty and was described by a newspaper columnist as like watching "Two angry wildebeests shoulder-charging each other around the ring" but the American did enough to win a clear decision. Maynard, who had joined the Army after being involved in drug dealing and robbery, began a professional career that failed to live up to his early promise and lost 13 of his 39 bouts.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Andrew Maynard 24 United States USA Gold
2 Nurmagomed Shanavazov 23 Soviet Union URS Silver
3T Damir Škaro 28 Yugoslavia YUG Bronze
3T Henryk Petrich 29 Poland POL Bronze
5T Lajos Erős 24 Hungary HUN
5T Ahmed El-Nagar 24 Egypt EGY
5T Joseph Akhasamba 25 Kenya KEN
5T Andrea Magi 22 Italy ITA
9T Nelson Adams 21 Puerto Rico PUR
9T Mika Masoe 24 American Samoa ASA
9T Chris Collins 28 Grenada GRN
9T Niels Madsen 24 Denmark DEN
9T Osmond Imadiyi 25 Nigeria NGR
9T Sione Vaveni Talia'uli 22 Tonga TGA
9T Brent Kosolofski 24 Canada CAN
9T Markus Bott 26 West Germany FRG
17T Terry Dixon 22 Jamaica JAM
17T Park Byeong-Jin 22 South Korea KOR
17T Rund Kanika 25 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
17T Deyan Kirilov 24 Bulgaria BUL
17T Tommy Bauro 23 Solomon Islands SOL
17T Jeffrey Nedd 31 Aruba ARU
17T Pua Ulberg 24 Samoa SAM
17T Ahmed El-Masri 27 Lebanon LIB
17T René Suetovius 24 East Germany GDR
17T Patrick Lihanda 26 Uganda UGA