Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Club Joventut Pavillion, Badalona
Date Started: July 27, 1992
Date Finished: August 9, 1992
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| IstvÃ¡n KovÃ¡cs
The 1991 World Championship final had seen Hungary's [IstvÃ¡n KovÃ¡cs] defeat North Korea's [Choi Chol-Su] in the final. KovÃ¡cs had also won the 1991 European title but in Barcelona he met Choi in the semi-finals and the North Korean came out ahead, 10-5. In the final Choi faced Cuba's [RaÃºl GonzÃ¡lez], with Choi winning easily, 12-2.
GonzÃ¡lez would win a bronze medal at the 1995 World Championships, while Choi disappeared, as do so many North Korean athletes. KovÃ¡cs repeated as European Champion in 1996 and won the Worlds again in 1997, and then turned professional, something now available to a Hungarian after the fall of the Eastern Bloc. In 2001 he won the WBO super-bantamweight world title, becoming the first Hungarian to win a world pro championship. In his first title defense again [Pablo ChacÃ³n], a 1996 Olympic featherweight bronze medalist, KovÃ¡cs was knocked out in the sixth round and was never again the same fighter, retiring in 2002 with a career record of 22-1.
|1||Choi Chol-Su||22||North Korea||PRK||Gold|
|3T||Tim Austin||21||United States||USA||Bronze|
|5T||HÃ©ctor Avila||20||Dominican Republic||DOM|
|9T||Paul Ingle||20||Great Britain||GBR|
|17T||Ronnie Noan||23||Papua New Guinea||PNG|
|17T||Han Gwang-Hyeong||26||South Korea||KOR|
|17T||Angel ChacÃ³n||19||Puerto Rico||PUR|
|17T||Anatoly Filippov||29||Unified Team||EUN|