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Famous Boxers from South Korea

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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    Yuh Myung-woo (Hangul: 유명우, Hanja: 柳明佑) (born January 10, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean former 2-time WBA light flyweight boxing champion. He, together with Jung-Koo Chang, were  ...more
  • 2
    Kim Jung-Joo (Hangul: 김정주, Hanja: 金貞柱) (born November 11, 1981 in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea) is a South Korean amateur boxer who won welterweight bronze medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics  ...more
  • 3
    Moon Sung-kil (born July 20, 1963) is a former two-division world champion boxer from South Korea. His name is also rendered Sung Kil Moon.   ...more
  • 4
    Dec. at 23 (1959-1982)
    Kim Duk-Koo (January 8, 1959 – November 18, 1982) was a South Korean boxer who died following a world championship boxing match against Ray Mancini. His death sparked a number of reforms in the sport  ...more
  • 5

    Jo Seok-Hwan

    Age: 42
    Jo Seok-Hwan (born October 15, 1979) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer. He participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics for his native East Asian country. There he was stopped in the first round of  ...more
  • 6
    Lee Ok-Sung (born February 7, 1981 in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea) is a South Korean amateur boxer best known for winning the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships in the men's flyweight  ...more
  • 7
    Lee Jae-Hyuk (Hangul: 이재혁, Hanja: 李在赫) (born May 20, 1969 in Andong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer.  ...more
  • 8

    Park Si-Hun

    Age: 55
    Park Si-Hun (박시헌; born December 16, 1965 in Haman County, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer who received a controversial Olympic gold medal.  ...more
  • 9

    Han Soon-Chul

    Age: 36
    Han Soon-Chul (Korean pronunciation: [han.sun.tɕʰʌl]; born December 30, 1984) is an amateur boxer from South Korea who won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and competed at the 2006 Asian  ...more
  • 10
    Dec. at 35 (1972-2008)
    Choi Yo-sam (Korean: 최요삼; October 16, 1973 – January 3, 2008) was a Korean world boxing champion. He was born in Jeongeup, Jeollabukdo, South Korea.  ...more
  • 11

    Kim Kwang-Sun

    Age: 57
    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, who won the silver medal in his weight division at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. In the  ...more
  • 13
    Chun Chil-sung (Hangul: 전칠성, Hanja: 全七星; born July 7, 1961 in Sinan, Jeollanam-do, South Korea) is a retired South Korean boxer.  ...more
  • 14

    Hong Sung-Sik

    Age: 54
    Hong Sung-Sik (Hangul: 홍성식, Hanja: 洪性湜) (born November 13, 1967 in Gochang, Jeollabuk-do) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer.  ...more
  • 15
    Shin Joon-Sup (Hangul: 신준섭, Hanja: 申俊燮) (born June 17, 1963 in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea) is a former South Korean middleweight amateur boxer and Olympic Gold Medalist.  ...more
  • 16
    An Young-su (Hangul: 안영수, Hanja: 安榮水; born February 20, 1964 in Seoul, South Korea) is a retired amateur boxer from South Korea, who won the silver medal in the men's welterweight division (–67 kg)  ...more
  • 17
    Age: 62
    Kim Ji-won may refer to: Kim Chi-won (1943–2013), women novelist Kim Ji-won (boxer) (born 1959), South Korean boxer Kim Ji-won (actress) (born 1992), South Korean actress Kim Ji-won (badminton)  ...more
  • 18
    Masamori Tokuyama (徳山 昌守, Tokuyama Masamori, born Chang-Soo Hong, Korean: 홍창수, Hanja: 洪昌守, on September 17, 1974 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese-born Korean retired professional boxer in the super  ...more
  • 19
    Chong-Pal Park (Hangul: 박종팔, Hanja: 朴鍾八; born 11 August 1958) is a South Korean former professional boxer who held the IBF, WBA and lineal titles at super-middleweight.   ...more
  • 20

    Kim Ki-Soo

    Dec. at 57 (1939-1997)
    Kim Ki-soo (17 September 1939 – 10 June 1997) was a South Korean southpaw boxer at middleweight. He was South Korea's first world boxing champion.  ...more
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    Kim Ki-Suk

    Age: 41
    Kim Ki-Suk (born September 2, 1980) is a South Korean boxer who won a gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games. He also participated in two Olympics.   ...more
  • 22

    Kim Won-il

    Age: 39
    Kim Won-il (born 1942) is a South Korean writer.  ...more
  • 23

    Hong Moo-Won

    Age: 40
    Hong Moo-Won (born August 15, 1981) is a South Korean amateur boxer best known to participate at the Olympics 2004 and winning a bronze medal at the Asian Games 2006 in Doha.  ...more
  • 24
    Chang Jung-Koo (Hangul: 장정구, Hanja: 張正九) (born February 4, 1963 in Busan, South Korea) is a South Korean former light flyweight boxing champion. He is known by his nickname, The Korean Hawk. Chang  ...more
  • 25

    In-Chul Baek

    Age: 59
    In-Chul Baek (born December 20, 1961) is a Korean professional boxer in the super middleweight division who held the World Boxing Association and Lineal super middleweight championship.  ...more