at the Games of the XXVI Olympiad
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Dates20 July-4 August 1996
Competitors355 from 97 nations
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Boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics took place in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum in Atlanta. The boxing schedule began on 20 July and ended on 4 August. Twelve boxing events were contested, with the participation of 355 athletes from 97 countries.[1]

There was significant controversy surrounding the judging of the fight between Floyd Mayweather of the U.S. and Serafim Todorov of Bulgaria, with Todorov being awarded the semi-final bout win which, according to many observers, was won by Mayweather.[2]


The following tournaments were used as qualification tournaments for boxing at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Event Date Venue
Asian Championships 1 to October 8, 1995 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
European Championships March 30 to April 7, 1996 Denmark Vejle, Denmark
All-Africa Games 13 to September 23, 1995 Zimbabwe Harare, Zimbabwe
Africa Qualification Tournament April/May 1996 Egypt Cairo, Egypt
Australia and Oceania Qualification Tournament October 1995 Tonga Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Pan American Games March 1995 Argentina Mar del Plata, Argentina
Central America Qualification Tournament February 1996 Puerto Rico Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
North America Qualification Tournament April 1996 Canada Halifax, Canada
South American Championships March 1996 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Asian Qualification Tournament April 19–20, 1996 Philippines Pasay, Philippines

Medal winners

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Light flyweight (– 48 kg)
Daniel Petrov
Mansueto Velasco
Oleg Kiryukhin
Rafael Lozano
Flyweight (– 51 kg)
Maikro Romero
Bulat Jumadilov
Zoltan Lunka
Albert Pakeyev
Bantamweight (– 54 kg)
István Kovács
Arnaldo Mesa
Vichairachanon Khadpo
Raimkul Malakhbekov
Featherweight (– 57 kg)
Kamsing Somluck
Serafim Todorov
Pablo Chacón
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
 United States
Lightweight (– 60 kg)
Hocine Soltani
Tontcho Tontchev
Terrance Cauthen
 United States
Leonard Doroftei
Light welterweight (– 63.5 kg)
Héctor Vinent
Oktay Urkal
Fathi Missaoui
Bolat Niyazymbetov
Welterweight (– 67 kg)
Oleg Saitov
Juan Hernández Sierra
Daniel Santos
 Puerto Rico
Marian Simion
Light middleweight (– 71 kg)
David Reid
 United States
Alfredo Duvergel
Yermakhan Ibraimov
Karim Tulaganov
Middleweight (– 75 kg'
Ariel Hernández
Malik Beyleroğlu
Rhoshii Wells
 United States
Mohamed Bahari
Light heavyweight (– 81 kg)
Vasilii Jirov
Lee Seung-Bae
 South Korea
Antonio Tarver
 United States
Thomas Ulrich
Heavyweight (– 91 kg)'
Félix Savón
David Defiagbon
Nate Jones
 United States
Luan Krasniqi
Super heavyweight (+ 91 kg)
Wladimir Klitschko
Paea Wolfgram
Duncan Dokiwari
Alexei Lezin

Medal table

  *   Host nation (United States)

1 Cuba (CUB)4307
2 Bulgaria (BUL)1203
3 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1124
4 United States (USA)*1056
5 Russia (RUS)1034
6 Algeria (ALG)1012
 Thailand (THA)1012
 Ukraine (UKR)1012
9 Hungary (HUN)1001
10 Germany (GER)0134
11 Canada (CAN)0101
 Philippines (PHI)0101
 South Korea (KOR)0101
 Tonga (TGA)0101
 Turkey (TUR)0101
16 Romania (ROU)0022
17 Argentina (ARG)0011
 Nigeria (NGR)0011
 Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
 Spain (ESP)0011
 Tunisia (TUN)0011
 Uzbekistan (UZB)0011
Totals (22 entries)12122448


  1. ^ "Boxing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Controversial Olympic loss may have set Mayweather on historic path".