1978 World Amateur Boxing Championships

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The Men's 1978 World Amateur Boxing Championships were held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia from May 6 to 20. The second edition of this competition, held two years before the Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union was organised by the world governing body for amateur boxing AIBA.

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 5 3 0 8
2  Soviet Union 3 1 2 6
3  Poland 1 0 2 3
4  Kenya 1 0 0 1
 Nigeria 1 0 0 1
6  Yugoslavia 0 6 1 7
7  Finland 0 1 0 1
8  East Germany 0 0 5 5
9  Venezuela 0 0 3 3
10  Bulgaria 0 0 2 2
 United States 0 0 2 2
 West Germany 0 0 2 2
13  France 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 South Korea 0 0 1 1

Medal winners[edit]

Event 1st Gold 2nd Silver 3rd Bronze
Light Flyweight
(– 48 kilograms)
Kenya Stephen Muchoki
Kenya
Cuba Jorge Hernández
Cuba
Venezuela Armando Guevara
Venezuela

United States Richard Sandoval
United States

Flyweight
(– 51 kilograms)
Poland Henryk Średnicki
Poland
Cuba Héctor Ramírez
Cuba
Soviet Union Alexander Mikhailov
Soviet Union

Japan Ishi Koki
Japan

Bantamweight
(– 54 kilograms)
Cuba Adolfo Horta
Cuba
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Fazlija Szacirović
Yugoslavia
East Germany Stephan Förster
East Germany

South Korea Chung Kim Chil
South Korea

Featherweight
(– 57 kilograms)
Cuba Ángel Herrera
Cuba
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bratislav Ristić
Yugoslavia
Poland Roman Gotfryd
Poland

Venezuela Antonio Esperragozza
Venezuela

Lightweight
(– 60 kilograms)
Nigeria Andeh Davidson
Nigeria
Soviet Union Vladimir Sorokin
Soviet Union
Germany René Weller
West Germany

East Germany Lutz Käsebier
East Germany

Light Welterweight
(– 63,5 kilograms)
Soviet Union Valery Lvov
Soviet Union
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Memet Bogujevci
Yugoslavia
France Jean-Claude Ruiz
France

East Germany Karl-Heinz Krüger
East Germany

Welterweight
(– 67 kilograms)
Soviet Union Valery Rachkov
Soviet Union
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Miodrag Perunović
Yugoslavia
United States Roosevelt Green
United States

Germany Ernst Müller
West Germany

Light Middleweight
(– 71 kilograms)
Soviet Union Viktor Savchenko
Soviet Union
Cuba Luis Martínez
Cuba
Poland Jerzy Rybicki
Poland

Bulgaria Ilya Ilyev
Bulgaria

Middleweight
(– 75 kilograms)
Cuba José Gómez
Cuba
Finland Tarmo Uusivirta
Finland
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Kačar
Yugoslavia

Bulgaria Ilya Angelov
Bulgaria

Light Heavyweight
(– 81 kilograms)
Cuba Sixto Soria
Cuba
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Tadija Kačar
Yugoslavia
Soviet Union Nikolay Erofyeev
Soviet Union

East Germany Herbert Bauch
East Germany

Heavyweight
(> 81 kilograms)
Cuba Teófilo Stevenson
Cuba
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dragomir Vujković
Yugoslavia
Venezuela Carlos Rivera
Venezuela

East Germany Jürgen Fanghänel
East Germany

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