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Boxing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Light-Flyweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Club Joventut Pavillion, Badalona
Date Started: July 26, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: CUB Rogelio Marcelo
Silver: BUL Daniel Bozhinov
Bronze: GER Jan Quast
PHI Roel Velasco

Summary

The results of the 1989 and 1991 World Championships were identical, with the United States's Eric Griffin defeating Cuba's Rogelio Marcelo in the finals, although Marcelo had won the 1991 Pan American Games in Griffin's absence. Both were in Barcelona and it was expected that they could again meet in the Olympic final, although without seeding the 1992 Olympic draw would have had them meeting in the quarter-finals. But that never came to be mostly because of the new controversial system. In round two Griffin faced Spain's Rafael Lozano and punished him. All five judges had Griffin ahead in punches landed (19-9, 18-9, 26-17, 8-5, 10-9), but since a punch only counted if three of the five judges pushed their buttons within one second of one another, Griffin was only given credit for five effective punches, and lost the bout, 6-5. With Griffin out, Marcelo had an easy time of it. He defeated Lozano 11-3 in the quarter-finals, and defeated Bulgaria's Daniel Bozhinov in the final, 24-10.

Bozhinov would come back in 1996 to win Olympic gold in this class, after winning the 1995 World Championship. Marcelo retired after Barcelona. Griffin turned professional but never had much success as a pro. He had one title shot in 1997 for the WBO light-flyweight crown, but lost it, and then retired with a record of 16-4.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Rogelio Marcelo 27 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Daniel Bozhinov 20 Bulgaria BUL Silver
3T Jan Quast 22 Germany GER Bronze
3T Roel Velasco 20 Philippines PHI Bronze
5T Rowan Williams 24 Great Britain GBR
5T Rafael Lozano 22 Spain ESP
5T Pál Lakatos 24 Hungary HUN
5T Valentin Barbu 23 Romania ROU
9T Stephen Ahialey 22 Ghana GHA
9T Rajendra Prasad 20 India IND
9T Erdenotsogtyn Tsogtjargal 20 Mongolia MGL
9T Eric Griffin 24 United States USA
9T O Chong-Chol 21 North Korea PRK
9T Jo Dong-Beom 23 South Korea KOR
9T Tadahiro Sasaki 22 Japan JPN
9T Phamuansak Phasuwan 21 Thailand THA
17T James Wanene 30 Kenya KEN
17T Andrzej Rżany 19 Poland POL
17T Mfamsibili Mnisi 19 Swaziland SWZ
17T Luis Retayud 22 Colombia COL
17T Khela Fana Thwala 22 South Africa RSA
17T Fausto del Rosario 21 Dominican Republic DOM
17T Nelson Dieppa 21 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Anicet Rasoanaivo 22 Madagascar MAD
17T Luigi Castiglione 25 Italy ITA
17T Volodymyr Hanchenko 21 Unified Team EUN
17T Domenic Figliomeni 25 Canada CAN
17T Mohamed Haioun 23 Algeria ALG
17T Mohamed Zbir 26 Morocco MAR
17T St. Aubyn Hines 20 Jamaica JAM