Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Indoor Stadium, Olympiysky Sports Complex, Moskva
Date Started: July 23, 1980
Date Finished: August 2, 1980
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| Detlef KÃ¤stner
At only 18 years of age light-middleweight [Armando MartÃnez] was the baby of the Cuban team but MartÃnez had already made a big impression when he toured Eastern Europe in early 1980 and racked up an impressive run of victories against some the region's best fighters. The teenager became Olympic champion by beating [Aleksandr Koshkin] of the USSR in the final. Koshkin took standing counts in both the first and last rounds and lost on a 4-1 judges' decision. The fact that the Polish judge voted for the Soviet brought allegations of collusion between Eastern European countries â even against a fellow Communist country like Cuba. MartÃnez added the world amateur title in 1982 but injuries hampered his career from then onwards and he retired at an early age.
|2||Aleksandr Koshkin||21||Soviet Union||URS||Silver|
|3T||Detlef KÃ¤stner||22||East Germany||GDR||Bronze|
|5T||Nicky Wilshire||18||Great Britain||GBR|
|5T||Francisco de Jesus||24||Brazil||BRA|
|9T||Salah Jassim Beden||24||Iraq||IRQ|