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Boxing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Club Joventut Pavillion, Badalona
Date Started: July 28, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: CUB Joël Casamayor
Silver: IRL Wayne McCullough
Bronze: MAR Mohamed Achik
PRK Li Gwang-Sik


The last two World Championship finals (1989/1991) had matched Cuba's Enrique Carrion and Bulgaria's [Serafim Todorov], with Carrion winning in 1989 and Todorov in 1991. Todorov was in Barcelona but after Carrion had twice lost to American [Sergio Reyes, Jr.], who was on the US team in 1992, he was replaced on the Cuban team by former featherweight [Joël Casamayor]. Another challenger was North Korea's [Li Gwang-Sik], a bronze medalist at the last two Worlds (as a flyweight in 1989).

Reyes was the first of the favorites to go out, losing to Li in the second round, who then took out Todorov in the quarters. But Li lost the semi-final to Ireland's [Wayne McCullough], the 1990 Commonwealth Games flyweight champion, who then faced Casamayor in the final. Casamayor built up a big early lead in the first two rounds and won comfortably.

McCullough turned professional and in 1995 won the WBC bantamweight champion, retiring in 2008 with a career record of 27-7. Casamayor was expected to attempt an Olympic defense in 1996, but a few weeks before the Games started, while training with the Cuban team in Guadalajara, Mexico, he defected to the United States and turned professional. In 2000 he became the first Cuban to win a world professional title when he won the WBA super-featherweight belt. He held that title into 2002 and won various lightweight world championships from 2006-08. Still fighting as a pro at the end of 2011, his career record by then was 38 wins, 6 losses, and 1 draw.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Joël Casamayor 21 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Wayne McCullough 22 Ireland IRL Silver
3T Li Gwang-Sik 22 North Korea PRK Bronze
3T Mohamed Achik 27 Morocco MAR Bronze
5T Mohammed Sabo 24 Nigeria NGR
5T Serafim Todorov 23 Bulgaria BUL
5T Roberto Jalnaiz 25 Philippines PHI
5T Remigio Molina 21 Argentina ARG
9T Ahmed Aboud 22 Iraq IRQ
9T Chatree Suwanyod 26 Thailand THA
9T Joseph Chongo 27 Zambia ZAM
9T Sergio Reyes, Jr. 22 United States USA
9T Kalai Riadh 23 Tunisia TUN
9T Philippe Wartelle 23 France FRA
9T Javier Calderón 20 Mexico MEX
9T Slimane Zengli 27 Algeria ALG
17T Fred Muteweta 21 Uganda UGA
17T Vladislav Antonov 25 Unified Team EUN
17T Robert Ciba 22 Poland POL
17T John Sem 19 Papua New Guinea PNG
17T Magno Ruiz 20 Guatemala GUA
17T László Bognár 24 Hungary HUN
17T Harold Ramírez 20 Puerto Rico PUR
17T Miguel Dias 24 Netherlands NED
17T Devarajan Venkatesan 19 India IND
17T Agustin Castillo 22 Dominican Republic DOM
17T Jesús Pérez 20 Colombia COL
17T Benjamin Ngaruiya 24 Kenya KEN
17T Óscar Vega 27 Spain ESP
17T Dieter Berg 26 Germany GER
17T Zhang Guangping 28 China CHN