Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Workers' Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 13, 2008
Date Finished: August 24, 2008
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| Paddy Barnes
The 2004 gold bronze medalist, Zou Shiming had since become the dominant amateur fighter in the world in this class, winning the World Championship in 2005 and 2007, and the Asian Games in 2006. After winning an easy first round decision he faced France's Nordine Oubaali and was almost upset. The match was tied 3-3 at the end of four rounds, but Zou won on the tie-breaking score. In the semi-final, Zou won what seemed to be a relatively close bout against Ireland's Paddy Barnes, but the final score was 15-0, causing Barnes to remark about Zou fighting in China, "The only way I could win here is if the judges got knocked out." The final was a virtual walkover. Zou faced Mongolia's Pürevdorjin Serdamba, who had injured in shoulder in the semi-finals. He answered the bell but the bout was stopped early in the first round as Püredorjin had to retire. Zou continued his winning ways, winning gold at the 2010 Asian Games and winning his third World Championship in 2011.
|9T||José Luis Meza||23||Ecuador||ECU|
|9T||Winston Montero||33||Dominican Republic||DOM|
|9T||Luis Yanez||19||United States||USA|
|17T||Saidu Kargbo||25||Sierra Leone||SLE|
|17T||Suleiman Wanjau Bilali||30||Kenya||KEN|
|17T||Jack Willie||29||Papua New Guinea||PNG|
|17T||Kelvin de la Nieve||21||Spain||ESP|