Boxing at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Light middleweight

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Men's light middleweight boxing
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Date 19 September to 1 October
Competitors 28 from 28 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Yermakhan Ibraimov  Kazakhstan
2nd, silver medalist(s) Marian Simion  Romania
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Pornchai Thongburan  Thailand
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jermain Taylor  United States
← 1996

The men's light middleweight boxing competition at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was held from 19 September to 1 October at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. This was also the last Olympic games for the light middleweight category in Olympic boxing.

Competition format[edit]

Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament.[1] This event consisted of 28 boxers who have qualified for the competition through various qualifying tournaments held in 1999 and 2000. The competition began with a preliminary round on 19 September, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, and concluded with the final on 1 October. As there were fewer than 32 boxers in the competition, a number of boxers received a bye through the preliminary round. 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.


Name Country
Mohamed Hikal  Egypt
Song In-Joon  South Korea
Pornchai Thongburan  Thailand
Károly Balzsay  Hungary
Andrey Mishin  Russia
Frédéric Esther  France
Michael Roche  Ireland
Firat Karagollu  Turkey
José Luis Zertuche  Mexico
Sidy Sandy  Guinea
Ciro Di Corcia  Italy
Marian Simion  Romania
Stephan Nzue Mba  Gabon
Juan Hernández Sierra  Cuba
Osumanu Adama  Ghana
Mohamed Marmouri  Tunisia
Yousif Massas  Syria
Yermakhan Ibraimov  Kazakhstan
Hely Yánes  Venezuela
Nurbek Kasenov  Kyrgyzstan
Dmitry Usagin  Bulgaria
Jermain Taylor  United States
Scott MacIntosh  Canada
Sakio Bika  Cameroon
Juan José Ubaldo  Dominican Republic
Richard Rowles  Australia
Adnan Ćatić  Germany
Dilshod Yarbekov  Uzbekistan


All times are Australian Time (UTC+10)

Round of 32
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Round of 16
Sunday, September 24, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
13:00 & 19:30
Friday, September 29, 2000
Sunday, October 1, 2000
 Mohamed Hikal (EGY) 16
 Song In-Joon (KOR) 5
 Mohamed Hikal (EGY) 9
 Pornchai Thongburan (THA) 15
 Pornchai Thongburan (THA) 17
 Károly Balzsay (HUN) 12
 Pornchai Thongburan (THA) 16
 Andrey Mishin (RUS) 11  Marian Simion (ROM) 26
 Frédéric Esther (FRA) 16  Frédéric Esther (FRA) 18
 Michael Roche (IRL) 4  Firat Karagollu (TUR) 16
 Firat Karagollu (TUR) 17  Frédéric Esther (FRA)
 José Luis Zertuche (MEX) RSC  Marian Simion (ROM) RSC
 Sidy Sandy (GUI)  José Luis Zertuche (MEX)
 Ciro Di Corcia (ITA) 8  Marian Simion (ROM) RSC
 Marian Simion (ROM) 19  Marian Simion (ROM) 23
 Stephan Nzue Mba (GAB)  Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) 25
 Juan Hernández Sierra (CUB) RSC  Juan Hernández Sierra (CUB) RSC
 Osumanu Adama (GHA)  Mohamed Marmouri (TUN)
 Mohamed Marmouri (TUN) RSC  Juan Hernández Sierra (CUB) 9
 Yousif Massas (SYR)  Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) 16
 Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) RSC  Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) RSC
 Hely Yánes (VEN) 20  Hely Yánes (VEN)
 Nurbek Kasenov (KGZ) 12  Yermakhan Ibraimov (KAZ) RSC
 Dmitry Usagin (BUL)  Jermain Taylor (USA)
 Jermain Taylor (USA) RSC  Jermain Taylor (USA) 23
 Scott MacIntosh (CAN) 8  Scott MacIntosh (CAN) 9
 Sakio Bika (CMR) 5  Jermain Taylor (USA) 19
 Juan José Ubaldo (DOM) 7  Adnan Ćatić (GER) 14
 Richard Rowles (AUS) 16  Richard Rowles (AUS)
 Adnan Ćatić (GER) 10  Adnan Ćatić (GER) RSC
 Dilshod Yarbekov (UZB) 6


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Boxing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's Light-Middleweight". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 

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