Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 24, 2000
Date Finished: September 26, 2000
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.
The favorites were the last two World Champions. Korean Sim Gwon-Ho had won in 1998 and was the Olympic gold medalist in 1996 as a light-flyweight. Cuban Lázaro Rivas was the 1999 World and Pan American Games Champion. The two were easily the class of the class and met in the final, where Sim overwhelmed Rivas, winning 8-0. The bronze medal went to North Korean Kang Yong-Gyun, who defeated Ukrainian Andriy Kalashnykov, 7-0. Sim’s gold medal was his ninth championship at a major international since 1993.
|1||Sim Gwon-Ho||27||South Korea||KOR||Gold|
|3||Kang Yong-Gyun||26||North Korea||PRK||Bronze|
|10||Mohamed Moustafa Abou Elea||20||Egypt||EGY||5||8|
|16||Petr Švehla||28||Czech Republic||CZE||2||5|
|17||Steven Mays||34||United States||USA||1||3|
|20||Jotham Pellew||22||New Zealand||NZL||0||0|