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Famous Boxers from South Korea

Updated June 14, 2019 10.9k views28 items

List of famous boxers from South Korea, listed alphabetically with photos of the boxers when available. South Korea has produced some very talented boxers over the years, including heavyweights, light heavyweights, cruiserweights, featherweights and flyweights. These are some of the best South Korean boxers to ever live, so if you're a native of South Korea and are aspiring to box professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular boxer from South Korea then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

These boxers, like Lee Jae-Hyuk and Duk Koo Kim include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest South Korean boxers?" and "Which boxers are from South Korea?"

You can click on the names of these legendary boxers of South Korea in order to get more information about each one. If you box or just love the sport then use this list of talented South Korean boxers to find some new athletes to watch.
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  • 1
    Yuh Myung-woo (Hangul: 유명우, Hanja: 柳明佑) (born January 10, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea) is a...  more
  • 2
    Kim Jung-Joo (Hangul: 김정주, Hanja: 金貞柱) (born November 11, 1981 in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do,...  more
  • 3
    Moon Sung-kil (born July 20, 1963) is a former two-division world champion boxer from South...  more
  • 4

    Duk Koo Kim

    Dec. at 23 (1959-1982)
    Kim Duk-Koo (January 8, 1959 – November 18, 1982) was a South Korean boxer who died following...  more
  • 5

    Jo Seok-Hwan

    Age: 40
    Jo Seok-Hwan (born October 15, 1979) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer. He participated...  more
  • 6
    Lee Ok-Sung (born February 7, 1981 in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea) is a South Korean...  more
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    Lee Jae-Hyuk (Hangul: 이재혁, Hanja: 李在赫) (born May 20, 1969 in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South...  more
  • 8

    Park Si-Hun

    Age: 54
    Park Si-Hun (박시헌; born December 16, 1965 in Haman County, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea) is a...  more
  • 9

    Han Soon-Chul

    Age: 35
    Han Soon-Chul (Korean pronunciation: [han.sun.tɕʰʌl]; born December 30, 1984) is an amateur...  more
  • 10

    Yo-Sam Choi

    Dec. at 36 (1972-2008)
    Choi Yo-sam (Korean: 최요삼; October 16, 1973 – January 3, 2008) was a Korean world boxing...  more
  • 11

    Kim Kwang-Sun

    Age: 55
    Kim Kwang-sun (born June 8, 1964 in Jeollabuk-do, South Korea) is a retired South Korean boxer....  more
  • 12
    Baik Hyun-man (born January 27, 1964) is a former heavyweight amateur boxer from South Korea,...  more
  • 13
    Chun Chil-sung (Hangul: 전칠성, Hanja: 全七星; born July 7, 1961 in Sinan, Jeollanam-do, South...  more
  • 14

    Hong Sung-Sik

    Age: 52
    Hong Sung-Sik (Hangul: 홍성식, Hanja: 洪性湜) (born November 13, 1967 in Gochang, Jeollabuk-do) is a...  more
  • 15
    Shin Joon-Sup (Hangul: 신준섭, Hanja: 申俊燮) (born June 17, 1963 in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, South...  more
  • 16
    An Young-su (Hangul: 안영수, Hanja: 安榮水; born February 20, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea) is a...  more
  • 17

    Ji-Won Kim

    Age: 60
    Kim Ji-won may refer to: Kim Chi-won (1943–2013), women novelist Kim Ji-won (boxer) (born...  more
  • 18
    Masamori Tokuyama (徳山 昌守, Tokuyama Masamori, born Chang-Soo Hong, Korean: 홍창수, Hanja: 洪昌守, on...  more
  • 19
    Chong-Pal Park (Hangul: 박종팔, Hanja: 朴鍾八; born 11 August 1958) is a South Korean former...  more
  • 20

    Kim Ki-Soo

    Dec. at 58 (1939-1997)
    Kim Ki-soo (17 September 1939 – 10 June 1997) was a South Korean southpaw boxer at...  more
  • 21

    Kim Ki-Suk

    Age: 39
    Kim Ki-Suk (born September 2, 1980) is a South Korean boxer who won a gold medal at the 2002...  more
  • 22

    Kim Won-il

    Age: 37
    Kim Won-il (born 1942) is a South Korean writer....  more
  • 23

    Hong Moo-Won

    Age: 38
    Hong Moo-Won (born August 15, 1981) is a South Korean amateur boxer best known to participate...  more
  • 24
    Chang Jung-Koo (Hangul: 장정구, Hanja: 張正九) (born February 4, 1963 in Busan, South Korea) is a...  more
  • 25

    In-Chul Baek

    Age: 58
    In-Chul Baek (born December 20, 1961) is a Korean professional boxer in the super middleweight...  more