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Boxing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Workers' Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 10, 2008
Date Finished: August 24, 2008
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: KAZ Bakhyt Sarsekbayev
Silver: CUB Carlos Banteux
Bronze: KOR Kim Jeong-Ju
CHN Hanati Silamu

Summary

The 2007 World Champion was American Demetrius Andrade, who was slightly favored based on his performance in Chicago, winning all of his bouts by at least 11 points. The runner-up at the 2007 Chicago Worlds was Thai boxer Non Boonjumnong, brother of the 2004 light-welterweight World Champion, Manus Boonjumnong, who won silver in Beijing. Non Boonjumnong went out in a second round upset, however, and Andrade also lost early, in the quarter-finals, to Korean Kim Jeong-Ju.

But the final came down to Cuba's Carlos Banteux against the Kazakh, Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, who defeated Kim in the semi-finals. Banteux was relatively unknown, having been named to the Cuban national team in 2007 after the 2005 World Champion, Erislandy Lara, attempted to defect at the Pan American Games. Sarsekbayev had won the 2006 Universiade, the 2005 and 2007 Asian Championships, and 2006 Asian Games, but had not yet medaled at the Worlds. Sarsekbayev won devisively after Banteux, 18-9, continuing the Cuban gold medal shutout in Beijing.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bakhyt Sarsekbayev 26 Kazakhstan KAZ Gold
2 Carlos Banteux 21 Cuba CUB Silver
3T Hanati Silamu 23 China CHN Bronze
3T Kim Jeong-Ju 26 South Korea KOR Bronze
5T Hosam Bakr Abdin 22 Egypt EGY
5T Toureano Johnson 24 Bahamas BAH
5T Dilshod Makhmudov 25 Uzbekistan UZB
5T Demetrius Andrade 20 United States USA
9T Non Boonjumnong 26 Thailand THA
9T Billy Joe Saunders 18 Great Britain GBR
9T Oleksandr Stretskiy 22 Ukraine UKR
9T Joseph Mulema 25 Cameroon CMR
9T Vitalie Gruşac 30 Moldova MDA
9T Jaoid Chiguer 22 France FRA
9T Andrey Balanov 32 Russia RUS
9T John Jackson 19 United States Virgin Islands ISV
17T Adem Kılıççı 22 Turkey TUR
17T Rolande Moses 27 Grenada GRN
17T Gilbert Castillo 19 Dominican Republic DOM
17T Precious Makina 22 Zambia ZAM
17T Bruno Bongongo 23 Central African Republic CAF
17T Adam Trupish 29 Canada CAN
17T Ged O'Mahony 29 Australia AUS
17T Aliasker Bashirov 29 Turkmenistan TKM
17T Mehdi Khalsi 22 Morocco MAR
17T K'akhaber Zhvania 25 Georgia GEO
17T Mujandjae Kasuto 22 Namibia NAM
17T Magomed Nurudinov 27 Belarus BLR
17T Jack Culcay Keth 22 Germany GER