Host City: Athina, Greece
Date Started: August 14, 2004
Date Finished: August 29, 2004
Participants: 280 (280 men and 0 women) from 72 countries
Youngest Participant: Rau'Shee Warren (17 years, 187 days)
Oldest Participant: Gbenga Oluokun (34 years, 215 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 44 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): Cuba (8 medals)
The 2004 Summer Olympics saw the continued dominance of Cuba over the sport of amateur boxing as fighters from the Caribbean island won medals in 8 of the 11 weight divisions and added five more Olympic titles to their steadily increasing collection. Fighters from the former Soviet Union had a successful Games with, as in 2000, Russia and Kazakhstan being foremost amongst them.
It was a Kazakh who proved to be the outstanding stylist of the Games and middleweight champion [Bakhtiyar Artayev] was duly awarded the Val Barker Trophy for his performances in the tournament. Veteran Cuban [Mario Kindelán] and Russian super-heavyweight [Aleksandr Povetkin] were among the other leading contenders for the award.
This was the 2nd and, so far, the last time that bouts consisted of 4 rounds of 2 minutes apiece. Fights would revert to the usual 3 x 3 minute format for the Beijing Games. This was the 1st games since the abolition of the light-middleweight division from amateur boxing.
|Men's Light-Flyweight||Yan Barthelemí||Atagün Yalçınkaya|| Sergey Kazakov
|Men's Flyweight||Yuriorkis Gamboa||Jérôme Thomas|| Rustam Rahimov
|Men's Bantamweight||Guillermo Rigondeaux||Worapoj Petchkoom|| Ağası Məmmədov
|Men's Featherweight||Aleksey Tishchenko||Kim Song-Guk|| Jo Seok-Hwan
|Men's Lightweight||Mario Kindelán||Amir Khan|| Serik Yeleuov
|Men's Light-Welterweight||Manut Boonjumnong||Yudel Johnson|| Boris Georgiev
|Men's Welterweight||Bakhtiyar Artayev||Lorenzo Aragon|| Oleg Saitov
|Men's Middleweight||Gaydarbek Gaydarbekov||Gennady Golovkin|| Andre Dirrell
|Men's Light-Heavyweight||Andre Ward||Magomed Aripgadzhiyev|| Utkirbek Khaydarov
|Men's Heavyweight||Odlanier Solís||Viktor Zuyev|| Naser Al Shami
|Men's Super-Heavyweight||Aleksandr Povetkin||Mohamed Aly|| Roberto Cammarelle