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Boxing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Light-Flyweight

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Workers' Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 13, 2008
Date Finished: August 24, 2008
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: CHN Zou Shiming
Silver: MGL Pürevdorjin Serdamba
Bronze: IRL Paddy Barnes
CUB Yampier Hernández

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Zou Shiming 27 China CHN Gold
2 Pürevdorjin Serdamba 23 Mongolia MGL Silver
3T Yampier Hernández 23 Cuba CUB Bronze
3T Paddy Barnes 21 Ireland IRL Bronze
5T Łukasz Maszczyk 23 Poland POL
5T Birzhan Zhakypov 24 Kazakhstan KAZ
5T Amnat Ruenroeng 28 Thailand THA
5T Paulo Carvalho 22 Brazil BRA
9T José Luis Meza 23 Ecuador ECU
9T Jafet Uutoni 29 Namibia NAM
9T Hovhannes Danielyan 21 Armenia ARM
9T Nordine Oubaali 22 France FRA
9T Winston Montero 33 Dominican Republic DOM
9T Luis Yanez 19 United States USA
9T Heorhiy Chyhaiev 24 Ukraine UKR
9T Manyo Plange 20 Ghana GHA
17T Saidu Kargbo 25 Sierra Leone SLE
17T Pál Bedák 22 Hungary HUN
17T Thomas Essomba 20 Cameroon CMR
17T Rafikzhon Sultanov 20 Uzbekistan UZB
17T Eduard Bermúdez 23 Venezuela VEN
17T Suleiman Wanjau Bilali 30 Kenya KEN
17T Jack Willie 29 Papua New Guinea PNG
17T Ronald Serugo 23 Uganda UGA
17T Kelvin de la Nieve 21 Spain ESP
17T David Ayrapetyan 24 Russia RUS
17T Sherali Dostyev 23 Tajikistan TJK
17T Harry Tañamor 30 Philippines PHI
17T Redouane Bouchtouk 31 Morocco MAR