1979 European Amateur Boxing Championships
The 24 men's amateur Boxeuropameisterschaften 1979 were held in Cologne, Germany from May 5 to May 12, 1979. With the introduction of the super heavyweight, the masters were determined for the first time in twelve weight classes. The boxer of the Soviet Union won it alone seven weight classes and were the most successful nation of this championship. With Yevgeny Gorstkow only a boxer successfully defended his European title in 1977. Henryk Srednicki this time came up a weight class higher such titles.