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Boxing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 30, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: ITA Maurizio Stecca
Silver: MEX Héctor López
Bronze: CAN Dale Walters
DOM Pedro Nolasco


The 1982 World Champion had been American Floyd Favors, also a bronze medalist at the 1984 Pan Ams, but he did not make the US team in 1984. The 1983 Pan American Games champion was Venezuela's [Manuel Vilchez], and although he was in Los Angeles, he lost a first-round bout to Uganda's [John Siryakibbe]. The final came down to Italy's [Maurizio Stecca] and Mexico's [Héctor López], with Stecca winning a comfortable decision. After the Olympics he turned professional and would win the WBO featherweight title in 1989 and again in 1991, fighting through 1995 with a career record of 49 wins and 4 losses. In the semi-finals, Stecca had defeated [Pedro Nolasco] of the Dominican Republic, who was a silver medalist at the 1983 Pan American Games, and defeated Puerto Rico's [John John Molina] in round three in Los Angeles. Molina also turned professional and became a world champion, winning the WBO and IBF super-featherweight titles, and holding crowns from 1989 to 1995. Nolasco had a brief, undistinguished pro career.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Maurizio Stecca 21 Italy ITA Gold
2 Héctor López 17 Mexico MEX Silver
3T Dale Walters 20 Canada CAN Bronze
3T Pedro Nolasco 22 Dominican Republic DOM Bronze
5T Pedro Décima 20 Argentina ARG
5T Ndaba Dube 25 Zimbabwe ZIM
5T Robinson Pitalúa 19 Colombia COL
5T Mun Seong-Gil 21 South Korea KOR
9T Cemal Öner 17 Turkey TUR
9T Hiroaki Takami 23 Japan JPN
9T Joe Orewa 24 Nigeria NGR
9T Louis Gomis 21 France FRA
9T Barbar Ali Khan 20 Pakistan PAK
9T Star Zulu Zambia ZAM
9T Robert Shannon 21 United States USA
9T John John Molina 19 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Tshoza Mukuta 21 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
17T Bararq Bahtobe 22 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
17T Gamal El-Din El-Koumy 25 Egypt EGY
17T Mustapha Kouchene 22 Algeria ALG
17T Wanchai Pongsri 20 Thailand THA
17T Johny Assadoma 18 Indonesia INA
17T Amon Neequaye 21 Ghana GHA
17T Stefan Gertel 24 West Germany FRG
17T Hugh Dyer 23 Belize BIZ
17T Firmin Abissi 32 Benin BEN
17T Gustavo Cruz 18 Nicaragua NCA
17T Phil Sutcliffe 24 Ireland IRL
17T John Hyland 22 Great Britain GBR
17T Sammy Mwangi 26 Kenya KEN
17T Jarmo Eskelinen 22 Finland FIN
17T John Siryakibbe 21 Uganda UGA
33T Yao Gaitor 24 Togo TOG
33T Ljubiša Simić 21 Yugoslavia YUG
33T Manuel Vilchez 22 Venezuela VEN