Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena, Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex, Faliro
Date Started: August 29, 2004
Date Finished: August 29, 2004
Format: Single-elimination tournament. All fighters losing to the finalists in each pool advance to repÃªchage tournament for the bronze medal.
[Mun Dae-Seong] of Korea had been world heavyweight champion in 1999, but he had not placed at the world event since then, and did not compete at the 2000 Olympic Games. His top competition was felt to be [Pascal Gentil] of France, who had been European Champion as far back as 1994, had also won that event in 1999, and was runner-up in it earlier in 2004. After easily winning their first two matches, they met in the semi-final with Mun prevailing, 5-3. In the final, Mun met [Alexandros Nikolaidis], who had no international record, but was the home crowd favorite. They were not much help to him as Moon won by knockout at 2:10 of the first round. Gentil went on to win the bronze medal.
|1||Mun Dae-Seong||27||South Korea||KOR||Gold|
|9T||Nguyá» n VÄn HÃ¹ng||24||Vietnam||VIE|
|9T||Kristopher Moitland||20||Costa Rica||CRC|
|11T||Luis Alberto Noguera||30||Venezuela||VEN|
|11T||Zoran Prerad||32||Bosnia and Herzegovina||BIH|