Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 25, 2000
Date Finished: September 27, 2000
Format: Round-robin pools, winner of each pool advanced to single-elimination tournament.
Cuban [Filiberto Azcuy] was 1996 Olympic Champion as a welterweight, but he was elmiinated early at the 1999 World Championships, which meant Cuba did not have an entrant as a welterweight, but they did qualify for lightweight so Azcuy cut weight to compete in this class in Sydney. He had one close match early but after that stormed into the final where he met Japan’s [Katsuhiko Nagata], who was known to his parents, but not much else. In the final Nagata underwhelmed Azcuy, as Azcuy scored 11 points in 1:44 to end the match by technical superiority. Nagata may have been unknown but he competed again at the 2004 Olympics, not coming close to a medal, but then turned professional and fought in mixed martial arts in Japan, with a desultory record of 6 wins, 7 losses, and 3 draws through 2011.
|5||Son Sang-Pil||27||South Korea||KOR|
|12||Heath Sims||28||United States||USA||3||4|