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Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Sydney Exhibition Centre, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales
Date Started: September 20, 2000
Date Finished: October 1, 2000
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: RUS Aleksandr Lebzyak
Silver: CZE Rudi Kraj
Bronze: UKR Andriy Fedchuk
UZB Sergey Mikhaylov


The favorite was Russia's [Aleksandr Lebzyak], who had fought at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics as a middleweight, not making it to either podium. As a middle Lebzyak had won a silver medal at the 1991 World Championships and won one silver and two bronzes at the European Championships. But after the 1996 Olympics he moved up to the light-heavies and became virtually unbeatable. He won the 1997 World Championships and the European titles in 1998 and 2000. In Sydney he won three of his first four bouts by TKO, his only close match coming in the quarter-finals against France's [John Dovi], silver medalist at the 1999 Worlds, winning by a 13-11 decision. In the final Lebzyak knocked Czech [Rudi Kraj] all over the ring, winning 20-6. Lebzyak then turned professional, but it was not much of a career. He won one bout and then retired undefeated.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Aleksandr Lebzyak 31 Russia RUS Gold
2 Rudi Kraj 22 Czech Republic CZE Silver
3T Andriy Fedchuk 20 Ukraine UKR Bronze
3T Sergey Mikhaylov 24 Uzbekistan UZB Bronze
5 John Dovi 27 France FRA
6 Jegbefumere Albert 19 Nigeria NGR
7 Olzhas Orazaliyev 20 Kazakhstan KAZ
8 Gurcharan Singh 23 India IND
9T Aleksey Katulevsky 21 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
9T Əli Shamil İsmayılov 26 Azerbaijan AZE
9T Charles Adamu 23 Ghana GHA
9T Danie Venter 21 South Africa RSA
9T Danny Green 27 Australia AUS
9T Isael Álvarez 26 Cuba CUB
9T Olanda Anderson 27 United States USA
9T Troy Amos-Ross 25 Canada CAN
17T Azize Raguig 25 Morocco MAR
17T Choi Gi-Su 30 South Korea KOR
17T Courtney Fry 25 Great Britain GBR
17T Emil Krastev 23 Bulgaria BUL
17T George Olwande Odindo 28 Kenya KEN
17T Giacobbe Fragomeni 31 Italy ITA
17T Hugo Garay 19 Argentina ARG
17T Ihab El-Youssef 29 Syria SYR
17T Lino Barros 25 Brazil BRA
17T Grigore Rîșco 22 Romania ROU
17T Shawn Cox 25 Barbados BAR
17T Djibril Fall 23 Senegal SEN