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Boxing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Light-Middleweight

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Club Joventut Pavillion, Badalona
Date Started: July 27, 1992
Date Finished: August 9, 1992
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: CUB Juan Carlos Lemus
Silver: NED Orhan Delibas
Bronze: GBR Robin Reid
HUN György Mizsei


The clear favorite in this class was Cuba's [Juan Carlos Lemus]. Lemus had won the 1991 World Championship and 1987 and 1991 Pan American Games gold medals, fighting in 1987 as a welterweight. He did not disappoint, winning the gold medal without being seriously challenged in any bout. In the final, he faced Turkish-born Dutch fighter [Orhan Delibas], outpointing him 6-1 in a defensive struggle. Lemus won a gold medal at the 1993 Central American and Caribbean Games and then never appeared internationally after that year.

Delibas continued to fight as an amateur, winning silver at the 1993 European Championships, a bronze at the 1994 Goodwill Games, and winning the 1995 World Military Championships (CISM). He then turned professional, fighting as a Turk, and the Turkish Delight fought through 2008 with a career record of 25-2, his only two losses coming in two European light-middleweight title bouts in 1999 and 2000.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Juan Carlos Lemus 27 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Orhan Delibas 21 Netherlands NED Silver
3T György Mizsei 20 Hungary HUN Bronze
3T Robin Reid 21 Great Britain GBR Bronze
5T Igors Å aplavskis 24 Latvia LAT
5T Maselino Masoe 26 American Samoa ASA
5T Raul Marquez 20 United States USA
5T Ole Klemetsen 20 Norway NOR
9T Joseph Marwa 28 Tanzania TAN
9T Markus Beyer 21 Germany GER
9T Hendrik Simangunsong 23 Indonesia INA
9T Furas Hashim 21 Iraq IRQ
9T Rival Cadeau 28 Seychelles SEY
9T Chalit Boonsingkarn 25 Thailand THA
9T Noureddine Meziane 29 Algeria ALG
9T Leonidas Maleckis 26 Lithuania LTU
17T Arkady Topayev 20 Unified Team EUN
17T Joe Figota 26 New Zealand NZL
17T Ray Downey 23 Canada CAN
17T Fabrizio De Chiara 20 Italy ITA
17T Hiroshi Nagashima 26 Japan JPN
17T Miguel Jiménez 22 Puerto Rico PUR
17T David Defiagbon 22 Nigeria NGR
17T Mohamed Mesbahi 23 Morocco MAR
17T Choi Gi-Su 22 South Korea KOR
17T Lucas França 24 Brazil BRA
17T Jorge Porley 29 Uruguay URU
17T Abrar Hussain Syed 27 Pakistan PAK
17T Kbary Salim 24 Egypt EGY
17T Marcus Thomas 21 Barbados BAR