Val Barker Trophy

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The Val Barker Trophy, named for boxer Val Barker, is presented every four years to an Olympic boxing athlete who exemplifies style during competition.[1] In theory, the award goes to the top "pound-for-pound" boxer in the Olympics.

Starting in 2016, there will be two Val Barker Trophies presented at every Olympic boxing competition -- one for men and one for women.


Weight Class
1936 Berlin Louis Laurie  USA Flyweight Bronze
1948 London George Hunter  RSA Light Heavyweight Gold
1952 Helsinki Norvel Lee  USA Light Heavyweight Gold
1956 Melbourne Richard McTaggart  GBR Lightweight Gold
1960 Rome Giovanni Benvenuti  ITA Welterweight Gold
1964 Tokyo Valeri Popenchenko  URS Middleweight Gold
1968 Mexico City Philip Waruinge  KEN Featherweight Bronze
1972 Munich Teofilo Stevenson  CUB Heavyweight Gold
1976 Montréal Howard Davis, Jr.  USA Lightweight Gold
1980 Moscow Patrizio Oliva  ITA Light Welterweight Gold
1984 Los Angeles Paul Gonzales  USA Light Flyweight Gold
1988 Seoul Roy Jones, Jr.  USA Light Middleweight Silver
1992 Barcelona Roberto Balado  CUB Super Heavyweight Gold
1996 Atlanta Vassiliy Jirov  KAZ Light Heavyweight Gold
2000 Sydney Oleg Saitov  RUS Welterweight Gold
2004 Athens Bakhtiyar Artayev  KAZ Welterweight Gold
2008 Beijing Vasyl Lomachenko  UKR Featherweight Gold
2012 London Serik Sapiyev  KAZ Welterweight Gold
2016 Rio de Janeiro Hasanboy Dusmatov  UZB Men's Light flyweight Gold
Claressa Shields  USA Women's Middleweight Gold


  1. ^ "Val Barker Trophy". The Amateur Boxing Association of England. Retrieved 9 September 2010. [dead link]