Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Workers' Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 13, 2008
Date Finished: August 23, 2008
Format: Single elimination tournament.
|Bronze:|| Osmay Acosta
This division followed form perfectly as the two finalists were [Rakhim Chakhkiyev] of Russia and Italy's [Clemente Russo], who had met in the finals at the 2007 World Championships, where Russo won by decision, 7-6. In Beijing both won their preliminary bouts easily. The final was a very low-scoring affair, Chakhkiyev claiming the victory this time, 4-2. Russo had also been champion in 2005 at the Mediterranean Games and the EU Amateur Championships. Chakhkiyev turned pro after the Beijing Olympics and through mid-2012 was undefeated, winning his first 14 professional fights.
|3T||Deontay Wilder||22||United States||USA||Bronze|