Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| Maikro Romero
The 1999 World Champion was American Brian Viloria and in the first round he was drawn against 1998 European Champion Sergey Kazakov of Russia, defeating him 8-6. In the next round, Viloria faced Brahim Asloum of France, who had lost a close match to Viloria in the 1999 World quarter-finals, 4-3. But in Sydney, Asloum turned the tables, winning 6-4, to eliminate Viloria. Asloum advanced to the semi-finals where he faced 1996 Olympic flyweight gold medalist, Maikro Romero, who had oddly dropped down in weight since 1996, and was runner-up to Viloria at the 1999 Worlds. It was a very close match but Asloum won, 13-12. In the finals Asloum faced a bronze medalist in this class from Atlanta, Rafael Lozano, but this was no contest, as Asloum hammered him, 23-10.
After the Sydney Olympics Asloum turned professional and in 2007 became WBA world light-flyweight champion. He retired after 2009, his career record 24-2. Viloria also fought as a pro, winning world titles as a light-flyweight for the NABF, IBF, and WBC organizations, and also winning the WBO flyweight title in 2011, holding that into 2012.
|3T||Kim Un-Chol||20||North Korea||PRK||Bronze|
|5||Kim Gi-Seok||20||South Korea||KOR|
|6||Suleiman Wanjau Bilali||22||Kenya||KEN|
|9T||Brian Viloria||19||United States||USA|
|9T||La Paene Masara||26||Indonesia||INA|
|9T||Phumzile Matyhila||25||South Africa||RSA|
|17T||Iván Calderón||25||Puerto Rico||PUR|
|17T||José Luís Varela||21||Venezuela||VEN|
|17T||Reskalla Mohamed Abdel Rehim||22||Egypt||EGY|
|17T||Soubam Suresh Singh||20||India||IND|