Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Heavyweight

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Men's heavyweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date 21 September to 30 September
Competitors 16 from 16 nations
Gold medal    Cuba
Silver medal    Russia
Bronze medal    Georgia
Bronze medal    Germany
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The men's heavyweight boxing competition at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was held from 21 September to 30 September at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Félix Savón became the third boxer to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals, along with his countryman Teofilo Stevenson, and Hungary's Laszlo Papp. Shortly after the victory ceremony, he announced his retirement.

Competition format[edit]

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament.[1] This event consisted of 16 boxers who have qualified for the competition through various qualifying tournaments held in 1999 and 2000. The competition began with a preliminary round on 21 September, where the number of competitors was reduced to 8, and concluded with the final on 30 September. Both semi-final losers were awarded bronze medals.

All bouts consisted of four rounds of two minutes each, with one-minute breaks between rounds.[1] Punches scored only if the white area on the front of the glove made full contact with the front of the head or torso of the opponent. Five judges scored each bout; three of the judges had to signal a scoring punch within one second for the punch to score. The winner of the bout was the boxer who scored the most valid punches by the end of the bout.


All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Date Time Round
Thursday, September 21, 2000 13:00 & 19:30 Round of 16
Tuesday, September 26, 2000 13:00 & 19:30 Quarterfinals
Thursday, September 28, 2000 19:30 Semifinals
Saturday, September 30, 2000 13:00 Final Bout


Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
  Mark Simmons (CAN) 11  
  Rouhollah Hosseini (IRI) 6       Mark Simmons (CAN)  
  Magomed Aripgadjiev (AZE) 4       Sebastian Köber (GER) RSC  
  Sebastian Köber (GER) 9         Sebastian Köber (GER) 8  
  Rasmus Ojemaye (NGR)         Félix Savón (CUB) 14  
  Félix Savón (CUB) RSC       Félix Savón (CUB) RSC  
  Wojciech Bartnik (POL) 2       Michael Bennett (USA)  
  Michael Bennett (USA) 11         Félix Savón (CUB) 21
  Vladimer Tchanturia (GEO) RSC         Sultan Ibragimov (RUS) 13
  Mustafa Amru Mahmoud (EGY)       Vladimer Tchanturia (GEO) 18  
  Ruslan Chagaev (UZB) 15       Ruslan Chagaev (UZB) 12  
  Oleksandr Yatsenko (UKR) 2         Vladimer Tchanturia (GEO) 4  
  Mohamed Azzaoui (ALG)         Sultan Ibragimov (RUS) 19  
  Jackson Chanet (FRA) RSC       Jackson Chanet (FRA) 13       
  Pauga Lalau (SAM)       Sultan Ibragimov (RUS) 18       
  Sultan Ibragimov (RUS) RSC  


  1. ^ a b "Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Heavyweight". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 

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