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.


Weight Class
1936 Berlin Louis Laurie US flag 48 stars.svg.png USA Flyweight Bronze
1948 London George Hunter 22x20px RSA Light Heavyweight Gold
1952 Helsinki Norvel Lee US flag 48 stars.svg.png USA Light Heavyweight Gold
1956 Melbourne Richard McTaggart 22x20px GBR Lightweight Gold
1960 Rome Giovanni Benvenuti Flag of Italy.svg.png ITA Welterweight Gold
1964 Tokyo Valeri Popenchenko 22x20px URS Middleweight Gold
1968 Mexico City Philip Waruinge 22x20px KEN Featherweight Bronze
1972 Munich Teofilo Stevenson 22x20px CUB Heavyweight Gold
1976 Montréal Howard Davis, Jr. Flag of the United States.svg.png USA Lightweight Gold
1980 Moscow Patrizio Oliva Flag of Italy.svg.png ITA Light Welterweight Gold
1984 Los Angeles Paul Gonzales Flag of the United States.svg.png USA Light Flyweight Gold
1988 Seoul Roy Jones, Jr. Flag of the United States.svg.png USA Light Middleweight Silver
1992 Barcelona Roberto Balado 22x20px CUB Super Heavyweight Gold
1996 Atlanta Vassiliy Jirov 22x20px KAZ Light Heavyweight Gold
2000 Sydney Oleg Saitov Flag of Russia.svg.png RUS Welterweight Gold
2004 Athens Bakhtiyar Artayev 22x20px KAZ Welterweight Gold
2008 Beijing Vasyl Lomachenko Flag of Ukraine.svg.png UKR Featherweight Gold
2012 London Serik Sapiyev 22x20px KAZ Welterweight Gold


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