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Boxing At The 1980 Summer Olympics
Boxing
Boxing
at the 1980 Summer Olympics
1980 Summer Olympics
took place in the Indoor Stadium of the Olympiski Sports Complex in Moscow. The boxing schedule began on 20 July and ended on 2 August
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Boxing
Boxing
Boxing
is a combat sport in which two people, usually wearing protective gloves, throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring. Amateur boxing
Amateur boxing
is both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
sport and is a common fixture in most international games—it also has its own World Championships. Boxing
Boxing
is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges' scorecards at the end of the contest. In the event that both fighters gain equal scores from the judges, the fight is considered a draw (professional boxing)
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Welterweight
Welterweight is a weight class in combat sports. Originally the term "welterweight" was used only in boxing, but other combat sports like Muay Thai, taekwondo, and mixed martial arts also use it for their own weight division system to classify the opponents
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János Váradi
János Váradi (born 28 February 1961 in Kemecse, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg) was a Hungarian boxer, who won the bronze medal in the flyweight division (– 51 kg) at the 1980 Summer Olympics
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John Mugabi
John Mugabi (born 4 March 1960) is a Ugandan former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 1991, and 1996 to 1999. He held the WBC super-welterweight title from 1989 to 1990, and challenged twice for world titles at middleweight, including the undisputed championship. Mugabi was part of an exceptionally talented group of light-middleweights and middleweights during a "golden era" of the 1980s which included Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Wilfred Benítez, Davey Moore, and Roberto Durán
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Tony Willis
Anthony "Tony" Willis (born 17 June 1960 in Liverpool, England) is a British former boxer who won a Light Welterweight Bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. As a professional, he held the British lightweight boxing title between 1985 and 1987.Contents1 Olympic results 2 Amateur titles 3 Pro career 4 See also 5 External linksOlympic results[edit] Representing Great Britain, Willis was the Bronze medalist in the Light Welterweight (63.5 kg) class at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow
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José Aguilar (boxer)
José Aguilar Pulsar (24 November 1958 – 4 April 2014) was a Cuban boxer. He won the Light Welterweight bronze medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics. He died in Guantánamo on 4 April 2014 from a cerebral infarction.[1] Olympic results[edit]Defeated Martin Brerton (Ireland) TKO 1 Defeated Ryu Bun-Hwa (North Korea) 4-1 Defeated Farouk Jawad (Iraq) TKO 3 Lost to Serik Konakbayev (USSR) 1-4References[edit]^ Fallece exboxeador cubano medallista olímpico de Moscú-1980 Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine.(in Spanish)External links[edit]sports-referenceThis biographical article related to a Cuban boxer is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis article about a Cuban Olympic medalist is a stub
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Serik Konakbayev
Serik Kerimbekovich Konakbaev (Kazakh: Серік Керімбекұлы Қонақбаев; Russian: Серик Керимбекович Конакбаев; born October 25, 1959 in Pavlodar, Kazakh SSR) is a retired Kazakh amateur boxer, who represented the USSR at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. There he won the silver medal in the light welterweight division (– 63.5 kg), after being defeated in the final by Patrizio Oliva of Italy. Two years later he once again captured the silver medal, this time at the World Championships in Munich, West Germany
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Light Welterweight
Light welterweight, also known as junior welterweight[1] or super lightweight,[2] is a weight class in combat sports.Contents1 Boxing1.1 Professional boxing1.1.1 Professional champions1.2 Amateur boxing1.2.1 Olympic Champions1.3 Notable Light welterweights2 Kickboxing 3 References 4 External linksBoxing[edit] Professional boxing[edit] In professional boxing, light welterweight is contested between the lightweight and welterweight divisions, in which boxers weigh above 135 pounds and up to 63.5 kg or 140 pounds. The first champion of this weight class was Pinky Mitchell
Pinky Mitchell
in 1946, though he was only awarded his championship by a vote of the readers of the Boxing
Boxing
Blade magazine. There was not widespread acceptance of this new weight division in its early years, and the New York State Athletic Commission withdrew recognition of it in 1930
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Richard Nowakowski
Richard Nowakowski
Richard Nowakowski
(born 27 September 1955 in Sztum, Poland) is a retired boxer from East Germany, who won the silver medal in the men's featherweight division (– 57 kg) at the 1976 Summer Olympics
1976 Summer Olympics
in Montreal, Canada. There he was defeated in the final by Ángel Herrera of Cuba. Four years later, when Moscow
Moscow
hosted the Summer Games, Nowakowski competed in the lightweight category (– 60 kg), and captured the bronze medal
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Lightweight
Lightweight is a weight class in the sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and rowing.Contents1 Boxing1.1 Professional boxing 1.2 Professional champions1.2.1 Longest reigning lightweight champions1.3 Amateur boxing1.3.1 Olympic Champions 1.3.2 Pan American Champions2 Kickboxing 3 Mixed martial arts 4 Rowing 5 References 6 External linksBoxing[edit] Professional boxing[edit] The lightweight division is over 130 pounds (59 kilograms) and up to 135 pounds (61.2 kilograms) weight class in the sport of boxing. Notable lightweight boxers include Alexis Argüello, Henry Armstrong, Ken Buchanan, Tony Canzoneri, Pedro Carrasco, Joel Casamayor, Al "Bummy" Davis, Oscar De La Hoya, Roberto Durán, Artur Grigorian, Joe Gans, Benny Leonard, Ray Mancini, Floyd
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Viktor Rybakov
Viktor Grigorievich Rybakov (Russian: Виктор Григорьевич Рыбаков) (born May 28, 1956 in Magadan) is a retired boxer, who represented the USSR twice at the Summer Olympics during his career as an amateur. He won the bronze medal in the bantamweight division (– 54 kg) at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, and repeated that feat four years later in Moscow, Soviet Union
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Adolfo Horta
Adolfo Horta (3 October 1957 – 28 November 2016) was a boxer from Cuba, who won the silver medal in the Men's Featherweight division (– 57 kg) at age 22 at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. He was beaten by East Germany's Rudi Fink on points (1-4).[1] Horta won eleven consecutive national championships and three gold medals in the World Amateur Boxing Championships in different weight classes, but he would never return to the Olympics, as Cuba boycotted the 1984 Summer Olympics.[2] 1980 Olympic results[edit]1st round bye Defeated Odd Bengtsson (Sweden) 5-0 Defeated Titi Cercel (Romania) 5-0 Defeated Luis Pizarro (Puerto Rico) 5-0 Defeated Krysztof Kosedowski (Poland) walk-over Lost to Rudi Fink (East Germany) 1-4References[edit]^ Falleció Adolfo Horta, el hombre del boxeo total (in Spanish) ^ https://www.ecured.cu/Adolfo_Horta_MartínezAmateur Record (Archived 2009-10-24) "Adolfo Horta". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
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Featherweight
Featherweight is a weight class in the combat sports of boxing, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and Greco-Roman wrestling.Contents1 Boxing1.1 Professional boxing1.1.1 History 1.1.2 Professional champions 1.1.3 Longest reigning featherweight champions1.2 Amateur boxing1.2.1 Olympic champions 1.2.2 Pan American Champions1.3 Notable featherweights2 Kickboxing 3 Mixed Martial Arts 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksBoxing[edit] Professional boxing[edit] History[edit] A featherweight boxer weighs in at a limit of 126 pounds (57 kg). In the early days of the division, this limit fluctuated. The British have generally always recognized the limit at 126 pounds, but in America the weight limit was at first 114 pounds. An early champion, George Dixon, moved the limit to 120 and then 122 pounds
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Bantamweight
Bantamweight is a weight class in combat sports.For boxing the range is above 115 pounds (52.2 kg) and up to 118 pounds (53.5 kg). In kickboxing, a bantamweight fighter generally weighs between 53 kg (116 lb) and 55 kg (120 lb). In MMA, bantamweight is 126–135 pounds (57.2–61.2 kg).The name bantam is derived from bantam chickens.Contents1 Boxing1.1 History 1.2 Professional champions1.2.1 Longest reigning bantamweight champions1.3 Amateur Champions1.3.1 Olympic Champions 1.3.2 Pan American Champions1.4 Notable bantamweights2 Kickboxing 3 Mixed Martial Arts 4 Muay Thai 5 Wrestling 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksBoxing[edit] Bantamweight is usually a class in boxing for boxers who weigh above 115 pounds (52.2 kg) and up to 118 pounds (53.5 kg)
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Dumitru Cipere
Dumitru Cipere (born 22 October 1957) is a retired bantamweight boxer from Romania who won bronze medals at the 1980 Olympics and 1981 European Championships. He took up boxing aged 12 at CSM Severin and after retiring from competitions worked as a coach there.[1] References[edit]^ a b Dumitru Cipere. Romanian Olympic CommitteeThis article about a Romanian Olympic medalist is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis biographical article related to a Romanian boxer is a stub
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