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Boxing at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): ExCeL, Newham, London
Date Started: August 1, 2012
Date Finished: August 11, 2012
Format: Single elimination tournament.

Gold: UKR Oleksandr Usik
Silver: ITA Clemente Russo
Bronze: AZE Teymur Məmmədov
BUL Tervel Pulev


Ukrainian boxer [Oleksandr Usik] had veered between the light-heavyweight and heavyweight divisions in the four years between Olympics but had settled at the higher limit by 2011 and had claimed the world title in Baku. The Olympic draw did not favour him and he was forced to meet a trio of highly regarded opponents to claim the Olympic crown. He fought off Russia’s former world champion [Artur Beterbiyev] in the quarter-finals, the young Bulgarian [Tervel Pulev] in the semis before condemning [Clemente Russo] of Italian to a second successive Olympic final defeat to win his gold medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Oleksandr Usik 25 Ukraine UKR Gold
2 Clemente Russo 29 Italy ITA Silver
3T Tervel Pulev 29 Bulgaria BUL Bronze
3T Teymur Məmmədov 19 Azerbaijan AZE Bronze
5T Artur Beterbiyev 27 Russia RUS
5T Yamil Peralta 21 Argentina ARG
5T Sergey Korneyev 23 Belarus BLR
5T José Larduet 22 Cuba CUB
9T Michael Hunter 24 United States USA
9T Wang Xuanxuan 22 China CHN
9T Chouaib Bouloudinats 25 Algeria ALG
9T Jai Tapu Opetaia 17 Australia AUS
9T Julio Castillo 24 Ecuador ECU
9T Ali Mazaheri 30 Iran IRI