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Boxing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Welterweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 29, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: USA Mark Breland
Silver: KOR An Yeong-Su
Bronze: FIN Joni Nyman
ITA Luciano Bruno


[Mark Breland] was the 1982 World Champion in this class and came into Los Angeles both as the favorite and the most publicized boxer of the 1984 Olympics. He was a five-time Golden Gloves champion, and three-times US Champion (1981-83). In 1983 he had also starred in the film The Lords of Discipline in which he played the first black man to attend a southern military college in the 1960s. Breland was an easy winner of the welterweight gold medal, with two bouts not going the distance, and winning two by unanimous decision, including his final victory over Korea's [An Yeong-Su], the 1983 Asian Amateur Champion. Breland then turned professional, twice winning the WBA welterweight title, first in 1987, and holding it again from 1989-90. He retired after 1997 with a record of 35 wins, 3 wins and 1 draw, and then returned to the screen, making five movies from 1998-2005. He also worked as a boxing trainer.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Mark Breland 21 United States USA Gold
2 An Yeong-Su 20 South Korea KOR Silver
3T Joni Nyman 21 Finland FIN Bronze
3T Luciano Bruno 21 Italy ITA Bronze
5T Dwight Frazer 16 Jamaica JAM
5T Vesa Koskela 23 Sweden SWE
5T Alexander Künzler 22 West Germany FRG
5T Genaro León 23 Mexico MEX
9T Kieran Joyce 19 Ireland IRL
9T Kitenge Kitengewa 22 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
9T Bernard Wilson Grenada GRN
9T Vedat Önsoy 25 Turkey TUR
9T Kamel Aboud 22 Algeria ALG
9T Peter Okumu 21 Uganda UGA
9T Khemais Refai 24 Tunisia TUN
9T Rudel Obreja 18 Romania ROU
17T Georges-Claude Ngangue 25 Cameroon CMR
17T Basil Boniface 22 Seychelles SEY
17T Lefa Tsapi 23 Lesotho LES
17T Francisco Lisboa 19 Indonesia INA
17T Roland Omoruyi 25 Nigeria NGR
17T Abrar Hussain Syed 19 Pakistan PAK
17T Saikoloni Hala 20 Tonga TGA
17T Henry Kalunga Zambia ZAM
17T Mohamed Ali El-Dahan 24 Syria SYR
17T Neva Mkadala Tanzania TAN
17T Georges Boco 21 Benin BEN
17T Conny König 22 Austria AUT
17T Akinobu Hiranaka 20 Japan JPN
17T Carlos Reyes Puerto Rico PUR
17T Mickey Hughes 22 Great Britain GBR
32T Daniel Domínguez 18 Argentina ARG
32T Wayne Gordon 21 Canada CAN
32T Abock Shoak Sudan SUD
32T Antoine Longoudé 21 Central African Republic CAF
32T Paul Rasamimanana 26 Madagascar MAD