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Boxing at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's Super-Heavyweight

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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 Roberto Balado
Silver: NGR Richard Igbeneghu
Bronze: BUL Svilen Rusinov
DEN Brian Nielsen


The favorite in this class was [Roberto Balado] of Cuba. Balado had won the 1991 Pan American Games gold medal and was World Champion in both 1989 and 1991. He romped to the gold medal in Barcelona, winning four decisions by a combined score of 54-9. In 1993 he came back to win a third world title and Central American and Caribbean Games. Although many expected him to dominate the super-heavies as [Teófilo Stevenson] once had, Balado was killed in 1994 when at a train crossing, the car he was driving was struck by the train.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Roberto Balado 23 Cuba CUB Gold
2 Richard Igbeneghu 24 Nigeria NGR Silver
3T Brian Nielsen 27 Denmark DEN Bronze
3T Svilen Rusinov 28 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
5T Peter Hrivňák 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
5T Larry Donald 25 United States USA
5T Gytis Juškevičius 26 Lithuania LTU
5T Willi Fischer 19 Germany GER
9T Kevin McBride 19 Ireland IRL
9T Jeong Seung-Won 21 South Korea KOR
9T Tom Glesby 23 Canada CAN
9T Nikolay Kulpin 23 Unified Team EUN
9T David Anyim 27 Kenya KEN
9T István Szikora 28 Hungary HUN
9T Jerry Nijman 25 Netherlands NED
16T Ahmed Sarir 29 Morocco MAR
16T Iraj Kia Rostami 29 Iran IRI