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Boxing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Club Joventut Pavillion, Badalona
Date Started: July 29, 1992
Date Finished: August 9, 1992
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: GER Andreas Tews
Silver: ESP Faustino Reyes
Bronze: ALG Hocine Soltani
EUN Ramazan Paliani

Summary

The favorite was Bulgarian Kirkor Kirkorov, the 1991 World and 1989 European Champion who had been runner-up at the 1989 Worlds. But he lost in the first round against German Andreas Tews, the 1988 Olympic flyweight silver medalist, who had also been 1987 European flyweight champion. In the quarters, Tews faced another top challenger, North Korea's Park Deok-Gyu, who had lost the final match to Kirkorov at the 1991 Worlds. In the end Tews won the gold medal, defeating the home favorite Faustino Reyes in the final, 16-7.

One 1992 featherweight bronze medal was won by Algeria's Hocine Soltani, who lost his semi to Tews. He would return in 1996 and win an Olympic gold as a lightweight, and was the only 1992 medalist in this class to turn professional, in 1998. But he only fought four times as a pro, winning each time, and retiring in 2000. In unexplained circumstances, he was found dead near Marseilles, France in March 2002.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Andreas Tews 23 Germany GER Gold
2 Faustino Reyes 17 Spain ESP Silver
3T Hocine Soltani 19 Algeria ALG Bronze
3T Ramazan Paliani 18 Unified Team EUN Bronze
5T Park Deok-Gyu 19 South Korea KOR
5T Victoriano Damián Sosa 18 Dominican Republic DOM
5T Eddy Suárez 23 Cuba CUB
5T Daniel Dumitrescu 23 Romania ROU
9T Sandagsürengiin Erdenebat 20 Mongolia MGL
9T Djamel Lifa 23 France FRA
9T Carlos Gerena 21 Puerto Rico PUR
9T Steven Chungu 23 Zambia ZAM
9T Mohamed Soltani 25 Tunisia TUN
9T Somluck Kamsing 19 Thailand THA
9T Heritovo Rakotomanga 28 Madagascar MAD
9T Rogério Dezorzi 25 Brazil BRA
17T Rodrigue Boucka 25 Gabon GAB
17T Kirkor Kirkorov 24 Bulgaria BUL
17T Charlie Baleña 20 Philippines PHI
17T Jorge Miguel Maglioni 25 Argentina ARG
17T Narendar Bisth Singh 28 India IND
17T Paul Griffin 21 Ireland IRL
17T Eddy Sáenz 22 Nicaragua NCA
17T Li Chil-Gun 21 North Korea PRK
17T Davis Lusimbo 26 Uganda UGA
17T Mike Strange 21 Canada CAN
17T Brian Carr 23 Great Britain GBR
17T Jamie Nicolson 20 Australia AUS
17T Wasesa Sabuni 21 Sweden SWE
17T Julian Wheeler 21 United States USA
17T Steven Kevi 24 Papua New Guinea PNG