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Boxing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Super-Heavyweight

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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: ITA Roberto Cammarelle
Silver: CHN Zhang Zhilei
Bronze: UKR V'iacheslav Hlazkov
GBR David Price

Summary

Roberto Cammarelle (ITA) had won the 2007 World Championships, after a bronze medal in 2005, a 2004 Olympic bronze medal, and silvers at the 2002 and 2004 European Championships. One boxer not in Beijing was Cuba's Odlanier Solís, 2004 Olympic gold medalist in the heavyweight division who had defected from Cuba in 2006 and turned professional. Cammarelle won his early round bouts easily to face China's Zhang Zhilei in the final. Zhang had been a bronze medalist at the 2007 Worlds and silver medalist at the 2007 Asian Championships.

Well ahead after three rounds of the final, Cammarelle staggered Zhang early in the fourth round, causing the referee to stop the bout, giving Cammarelle the gold medal. He would come back in 2009 and again win the World Championships, but lost in the quarter-finals at the 2011 Worlds. Odlanier Solís prospered as a pro, winning his first 17 fights before losing a WBC heavyweight title fight to Vitaly Klichko.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Roberto Cammarelle 28 Italy ITA Gold
2 Zhang Zhilei 25 China CHN Silver
3T V'iacheslav Hlazkov 23 Ukraine UKR Bronze
3T David Price 25 Great Britain GBR Bronze
5T Newfel Ouatah 22 Algeria ALG
5T Ruslan Myrsatayev 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
5T Óscar Rivas 21 Colombia COL
5T Jaroslavas Jakšto 27 Lithuania LTU
9T Robert Alfonso 21 Cuba CUB
9T José Payares 22 Venezuela VEN
9T Mohamed Amanissi 27 Morocco MAR
9T Dan Beahan 24 Australia AUS
9T Marko Tomasović 26 Croatia CRO
9T Kubrat Pulev 27 Bulgaria BUL
9T Islam Timurziyev 25 Russia RUS
9T Onoriode Ohwarieme 20 Nigeria NGR