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Men's Middleweight

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Beijing Workers' Gymnasium, Beijing
Date Started: August 9, 2008
Date Finished: August 23, 2008
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: GBR James DeGale
Silver: CUB Emilio Correa, Jr.
Bronze: IND Vijender Singh
IRL Darren Sutherland


The favorite was [Matvey Korobov] of Russia, World Champion in 2005 and 2007. But he went out in the third round to Kazakh [Bakhtiyar Artayev], the 2004 Olympic welterweight champion. In turn, Artayev lost his next match to Britain's [James DeGale], silver medalist at the 2006 Europeans. Next for DeGale was his nemesis, [Darren Sutherland] of Ireland, who had won four of five previous bouts against DeGale. But he lost this one, DeGale winning 10-3 to move onto the finals. There he met Cuban [Emilio Correa], 2007 Pan American Champion, and bronze medalist in this class at the 2005 Worlds.

The final was very close, with DeGale moving ahead early and holding on to win by a 16-14 decision. The margin was the two points Correa was penalized in the first round for biting. After the Olympics DeGale turned professional, posting a record of 12 wins and 1 loss thru April 2012. Correa's silver medal continued the Cuban gold medal shutout in Beijing, as 2008 would mark the first time since 1968 that no Cuban won a boxing gold medal, as they won "only" four silvers and four bronzes.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 James DeGale 22 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Emilio Correa, Jr. 22 Cuba CUB Silver
3T Darren Sutherland 26 Ireland IRL Bronze
3T Vijender Singh 22 India IND Bronze
5T Alfonso Blanco 22 Venezuela VEN
5T Bakhtiyar Artayev 25 Kazakhstan KAZ
5T Elshod Rasulov 22 Uzbekistan UZB
5T Carlos Góngora 19 Ecuador ECU
9T Argenis Núñez 26 Dominican Republic DOM
9T Nabil Kassel 24 Algeria ALG
9T Matvey Korobov 25 Russia RUS
9T Shawn Estrada 23 United States USA
9T Andranik Hakobyan 26 Armenia ARM
9T Serhiy Derevyanchenko 22 Ukraine UKR
9T Georgios Gazis 27 Greece GRE
9T Angkhan Chomphuphuang 27 Thailand THA
17T Naim Terbunja 23 Sweden SWE
17T Said Rachidi 22 Morocco MAR
17T Mohamed Hikal 29 Egypt EGY
17T Ezequiel Maderna 21 Argentina ARG
17T Ahmed Saraku 22 Ghana GHA
17T Jean Mickaël Raymond 21 France FRA
17T Jarrod Fletcher 24 Australia AUS
17T Wang Jiancheng 21 China CHN
17T Konstantin Buga 23 Germany GER
17T Herry Saliku Biembe 27 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
17T Jo Deok-Jin 25 South Korea KOR
17T Badou Jack 24 Gambia GAM