Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Club Joventut Pavillion, Badalona
Date Started: July 27, 1992
Date Finished: August 9, 1992
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| István Kovács
The 1991 World Championship final had seen Hungary's [István Kovács] defeat North Korea's [Choi Chol-Su] in the final. Kovács had also won the 1991 European title but in Barcelona he met Choi in the semi-finals and the North Korean came out ahead, 10-5. In the final Choi faced Cuba's [Raúl González], with Choi winning easily, 12-2.
González would win a bronze medal at the 1995 World Championships, while Choi disappeared, as do so many North Korean athletes. Kovács repeated as European Champion in 1996 and won the Worlds again in 1997, and then turned professional, something now available to a Hungarian after the fall of the Eastern Bloc. In 2001 he won the WBO super-bantamweight world title, becoming the first Hungarian to win a world pro championship. In his first title defense again [Pablo Chacón], a 1996 Olympic featherweight bronze medalist, Kovács was knocked out in the sixth round and was never again the same fighter, retiring in 2002 with a career record of 22-1.
|1||Choi Chol-Su||22||North Korea||PRK||Gold|
|3T||Tim Austin||21||United States||USA||Bronze|
|5T||Héctor Avila||20||Dominican Republic||DOM|
|9T||Paul Ingle||20||Great Britain||GBR|
|17T||Ronnie Noan||23||Papua New Guinea||PNG|
|17T||Han Gwang-Hyeong||26||South Korea||KOR|
|17T||Angel Chacón||19||Puerto Rico||PUR|
|17T||Anatoly Filippov||29||Unified Team||EUN|