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Boxing at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Light-Welterweight

Boxing at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: July 31, 2012
Date Finished: August 11, 2012
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: CUB Roniel Iglesias
Silver: UKR Denys Berinchyk
Bronze: MGL Uranchimegiin Mönkh-Erdene
ITA Vincenzo Mangiacapre

Summary

Cuban Roniel Iglesias had improved on his Olympic silver medal by winning the World amateur title in 2009 but a disappointing showing at the next World Championships left him unseeded for the London Olympics. This had the effect of forcing a meeting between Iglesias and the man who had replaced him as world champion, Éverton Lopes of Brazil, in the round of 16 rather than later in the competition. Iglesias was a comfortable winner and had little further difficulty in moving through to the final. In the other half of the draw Denys Berinchyk made up on his lack of defence by relying on his reserves of stamina and a relentless, if not stylish, method of attack. A year earlier Berinchyk had been the man who ended the Cuban’s dreams of a second world title by winning a narrow points victory in a first round tie but here the tables were turned in Iglesias’ favour. The Cuban took centre ring and used his ring craft to good use whilst avoiding the onrushing Ukrainian to claim the Olympic title.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Roniel Iglesias 23 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Denys Berinchyk 24 Ukraine UKR Silver
3T Vincenzo Mangiacapre 23 Italy ITA Bronze
3T Uranchimegiin Mönkh-Erdene 30 Mongolia MGL Bronze
5T Uktamzhon Rakhmonov 21 Uzbekistan UZB
5T Daniyar Yeleusinov 21 Kazakhstan KAZ
5T Tom Stalker 28 Great Britain GBR
5T Jeff Horn 24 Australia AUS
9T Éverton Lopes 23 Brazil BRA
9T Yakup Şener 21 Turkey TUR
9T Mehdi Tolouti 27 Iran IRI
9T Gyula Káté 30 Hungary HUN
9T Manoj Kumar 25 India IND
9T Richarno Colin 25 Mauritius MRI
9T Abderrazak Houya 25 Tunisia TUN
9T Anthony Yigit 20 Sweden SWE
17T César Villarraga 26 Colombia COL
17T Anderson Rojas 19 Ecuador ECU
17T Serge Ambomo 26 Cameroon CMR
17T Jamel Herring 26 United States USA
17T Jonathan Alonso 21 Spain ESP
17T Eslam Mohamed 22 Egypt EGY
17T Serdar Hudaýberdiýew 25 Turkmenistan TKM
17T Abdelhak Aatakni 24 Morocco MAR
17T Zdeněk Chládek 22 Czech Republic CZE
17T Gilbert Choombe 20 Zambia ZAM
17T Heybətulla Hacəliyev 21 Azerbaijan AZE
17T Francisco Vargas 18 Puerto Rico PUR