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Boxing at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Boxing pictogram.svg
Light flyweight
Light welterweight
Light heavyweight
Super heavyweight
Pictogram used to identify boxing at the 2008 Games

The boxing program of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China was held at the Workers Indoor Arena.

Medals were awarded in eleven events, with each event corresponding to a recognized weight division of male boxers. The 2008 games were the last Olympic boxing competition to exclude women, as the International Olympic Committee approved the introduction of female boxing events for the 2012 London Olympics.

Like other Olympic combat sports, two bronze medals are awarded; in the case of boxing, both losing semi-finalists receive a bronze medal, with no further play-off. As a result, the quarter-final essentially equates to a bronze medal match, a semi-final to a silver medal match, and the final to a gold medal match. 44 medals are therefore available, 22 of which are bronze medals.


Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zou Shiming
China (CHN)
Flag of Mongolia.svg Pürevdorjiin Serdamba
Mongolia (MGL)
Flag of Ireland.svg Paddy Barnes
Ireland (IRL)
Flag of Cuba.svg Yampier Hernández
Cuba (CUB)
Flag of Thailand.svg Somjit Jongjohor
Thailand (THA)
Flag of Cuba.svg Andry Laffita
Cuba (CUB)
Flag of Russia.svg Georgy Balakshin
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Italy.svg Vincenzo Picardi
Italy (ITA)
Flag of Mongolia.svg Enkhbatyn Badar-Uugan
Mongolia (MGL)
Flag of Cuba.svg Yankiel León
Cuba (CUB)
Flag of Mauritius.svg Bruno Julie
Mauritius (MRI)
Flag of Moldova.svg Veaceslav Gojan
Moldova (MDA)
Flag of Ukraine.svg Vasyl Lomachenko
Ukraine (UKR)
Flag of France.svg Khedafi Djelkhir
France (FRA)
Flag of Turkey.svg Yakup Kılıç
Turkey (TUR)
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Shahin Imranov
Azerbaijan (AZE)
Flag of Russia.svg Aleksei Tishchenko
Russia (RUS)
Flag of France.svg Daouda Sow
France (FRA)
Flag of Armenia.svg Hrachik Javakhyan
Armenia (ARM)
Flag of Cuba.svg Yordenis Ugás
Cuba (CUB)
Light welterweight
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Manuel Félix Díaz
Dominican Republic (DOM)
Flag of Thailand.svg Manus Boonjumnong
Thailand (THA)
Flag of Cuba.svg Roniel Iglesias
Cuba (CUB)
Flag of France.svg Alexis Vastine
France (FRA)
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Bakhyt Sarsekbayev
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
Flag of Cuba.svg Carlos Banteaux Suárez
Cuba (CUB)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Hanati Silamu
China (CHN)
Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jung-Joo
South Korea (KOR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James DeGale
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Cuba.svg Emilio Correa
Cuba (CUB)
Flag of Ireland.svg Darren Sutherland
Ireland (IRL)
Flag of India.svg Vijender Kumar
India (IND)
Light heavyweight
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Xiaoping
China (CHN)
Flag of Ireland.svg Kenneth Egan
Ireland (IRL)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Jeffries
Great Britain (GBR)
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Yerkebuian Shynaliyev
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
Flag of Russia.svg Rakhim Chakhkiev
Russia (RUS)
Flag of Italy.svg Clemente Russo
Italy (ITA)
Flag of Cuba.svg Osmay Acosta
Cuba (CUB)
Flag of the United States.svg Deontay Wilder
United States (USA)
Super heavyweight
Flag of Italy.svg Roberto Cammarelle
Italy (ITA)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Zhilei
China (CHN)
Flag of Ukraine.svg Vyacheslav Glazkov
Ukraine (UKR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Price
Great Britain (GBR)


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Qualifying criteria

A National Olympic Committee (NOC) may enter up to 1 athlete in each event. Nine places will be reserved for the host nation, from which it will choose 6 places maximum, while the remaining places will be allocated to the Tripartite Invitation Commission. For each athlete from the host NOC who qualifies through the AIBA World Amateur Boxing Championships, the host nation will lose a guaranteed place.

Qualification events are:

The quota awarded to each of the continents is as follows:

Event Africa Asia Europe America Oceania Host/Invitation TOTAL
Light Fly (-48 kg) 6 6 8 6 1 1 28
Fly (48-51 kg) 6 6 8 6 1 1 28
Bantam (51-54 kg) 6 6 8 6 1 1 28
Feather (54-57 kg) 6 6 8 6 1 1 28
Light (57-60 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Light Welter (60-64 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Welter (64-69 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Middle (69-75 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Light Heavy (75-81 kg) 6 5 9 6 1 1 28
Heavy (81-91 kg) 3 2 7 3 1 - 16
Super Heavy (+91 kg) 3 2 7 3 1 - 16
TOTAL 60 53 91 60 11 9 284*

* Two additional places will be awarded by Tripartite Invitation Commission, so the athlete quota will be 286

Participating nations

Nation -48kg -51kg -54kg -57kg -60kg -64kg -69kg -75kg -81kg -91kg +91kg Total
Algeria X X X X X X X 7
Argentina X 1
Armenia X X X X 4
Australia X X X X X X X X X 9
Azerbaijan X X 2
Bahamas X 1
Belarus X X X X 4
Botswana X X 2
Brazil X X X X X X 6
Bulgaria X X 2
Cameroon X X X 3
Canada X 1
Central African Republic X 1
China X X X X X X X X X X 10
Colombia X X X X X 5
Croatia X X 2
Cuba X X X X X X X X X X 10
Dominican Republic X X X X X X 6
DR Congo X 1
Ecuador X X X 3
Egypt X X X 3
France X X X X X X X X X 9
Gambia X 1
Georgia X X 2
Germany X X X X 4
Ghana X X X X X X 6
Great Britain X X X X X X X 7
Greece X X 2
Grenada X 1
Guatemala X 1
Haiti X 1
Hungary X X X X X 5
India X X X X X 5
Iran X X X 3
Ireland X X X X X 5
Italy X X X X X X 6
Japan X X 2
Kazakhstan X X X X X X X X X X 10
Kenya X X X X 4
Kyrgyzstan X 1
Lesotho X 1
Lithuania X X X 3
Madagascar X 1
Mauritius X X 2
Mexico X X X 3
Moldova X X 2
Mongolia X X X X 4
Montenegro X 1
Morocco X X X X X X X X X X 10
Namibia X X X 3
Nigeria X X X X 4
North Korea X 1
Papua New Guinea X 1
Philippines X 1
Poland X X 2
Puerto Rico X X X X X 5
Romania X X 2
Russia X X X X X X X X X X X 11
Samoa X 1
Sierra Leone X 1
South Africa X 1
South Korea X X X X X 5
Spain X 1
Sri Lanka X 1
Sweden X X 2
Tajikistan X X X 3
Thailand X X X X X X X X 8
Tunisia X X X X X 5
Turkey X X X X X 5
Turkmenistan X 1
Uganda X 1
Ukraine X X X X X X X 7
United States X X X X X X X X 8
Virgin Islands X X 2
Uzbekistan X X X X X X X 7
Venezuela X X X X X X 6
Zambia X X X 3
Total: 77 NOCs 29 27 27 28 27 28 29 28 28 16 16 283




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