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Boxing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Flyweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Club Joventut Pavillion, Badalona
Date Started: July 27, 1992
Date Finished: August 9, 1992
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: PRK Choi Chol-Su
Silver: CUB Raúl González
Bronze: HUN István Kovács
USA Tim Austin

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Choi Chol-Su 22 North Korea PRK Gold
2 Raúl González 25 Cuba CUB Silver
3T Tim Austin 21 United States USA Bronze
3T István Kovács 21 Hungary HUN Bronze
5T Benjamin Mwangata 26 Tanzania TAN
5T David Serradas 23 Venezuela VEN
5T Héctor Avila 20 Dominican Republic DOM
5T Robbie Peden 18 Australia AUS
9T Yuliyan Strogov 20 Bulgaria BUL
9T Luiz Freitas 24 Brazil BRA
9T Moses Malagu 19 Nigeria NGR
9T Mario Loch 22 Germany GER
9T Isidro Vicera 22 Philippines PHI
9T Jesper Jensen 25 Denmark DEN
9T Paul Ingle 20 Great Britain GBR
9T Yacine Sheikh 26 Algeria ALG
17T Ronnie Noan 23 Papua New Guinea PNG
17T Han Gwang-Hyeong 26 South Korea KOR
17T Narciso González 20 Mexico MEX
17T Leszek Olszewski 23 Poland POL
17T Paul Buttimer 26 Ireland IRL
17T Khadpo Vichai 24 Thailand THA
17T Angel Chacón 19 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Liu Gang 20 China CHN
17T Stanislav Vagaský 17 Czechoslovakia TCH
17T Dharmendra Yadav 19 India IND
17T Hamid Berhili 28 Morocco MAR
17T Alex Baba 22 Ghana GHA
17T Moustafa Esmail 27 Egypt EGY
17T Anatoly Filippov 29 Unified Team EUN
17T Marty O'Donnell 19 Canada CAN