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Famous Boxers from South Korea

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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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age 55
Yuh Myung-woo is a South Korean former 2-time WBA light flyweight boxing champion. He, together with Jung-Koo Chang, were considered as the best boxers South Korea has ever produced.
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age 38
Kim Jung-Joo is a South Korean amateur boxer who won welterweight bronze medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Olympics. Kim received a Master's degree in physical education from ...more
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age 56
Moon Sung-kil is a former two-division world champion boxer from South Korea. His name is also rendered Sung Kil Moon.
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Dec. at 23 (1959-1982)
Kim Duk-Koo 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 aimed to better protect the ...more
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Jo Seok-Hwan age 40
Jo Seok-Hwan 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 the Bantamweight ...more
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age 38
Lee Ok-Sung is a South Korean amateur boxer best known for winning the 2005 World Championships in the men's flyweight division.
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age 50
Lee Jae-Hyuk is a retired South Korean amateur boxer.
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Park Si-Hun age 54
Park Si-Hun is a retired South Korean amateur boxer and former Olympic gold medal winner.
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Han Soon-Chul age 35
Han Soon-Chul is an amateur boxer from South Korea who competed at the 2006 Asian Games in the Bantamweight division winning the silver medal.
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Dec. at 36 (1972-2008)
Yo-Sam Choi was a Korean world boxing champion. He was born in Jeongeup, Jeollabukdo, South Korea.
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Kim Kwang-Sun age 55
Kim Kwang-sun is a retired South Korean boxer.
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age 55
Baik Hyun-Man 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 final he was ...more
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age 58
Chun Chil-sung is a retired South Korean boxer.
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Hong Sung-Sik age 52
Hong Sung-Sik is a retired South Korean amateur boxer.
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age 56
Shin Joon-Sup is a former South Korean middleweight amateur boxer and Olympic Gold Medalist.
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age 55
An Young-Su is a retired amateur boxer from South Korea, who won the silver medal in the men's welterweight division at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. In the final he was ...more
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age 60
Kim Ji-won was a South Korean boxer who was an unbeaten world champion in the super bantamweight division.
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age 45
Masamori Tokuyama is a retired professional boxer in the super flyweight division. His professional record was 32-3-1. He is a former WBC world super flyweight champion. Because of his ...more
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age 61
Chong-Pal Park was a South Korean boxer in the middleweight and super-middleweight divisions.
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Kim Ki-Soo Dec. at 58 (1939-1997)
Kim Ki-soo was a South Korean southpaw boxer at middleweight. He was South Korea's first world boxing champion.
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Kim Ki-Suk age 39
Kim Ki-Suk is a South Korean boxer who won a gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games. He also participated in two Olympics.
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Kim Won-il age 37
Kim Won-il is a South Korean boxer best known to win the gold medal in the men's bantamweight division at the Asian Games 2002. In 2002 he bested Abdusalom Khasanov and Bekzod Khidirov in the ...more
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Hong Moo-Won age 38
Hong Moo-Won 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.
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age 56
Chang Jung-Koo is a South Korean former light flyweight boxing champion. He is known by his nickname, The Korean Hawk. Chang took the tough road to becoming a world champion. In Chang's 15th pro ...more
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In-Chul Baek age 58
In-Chul Baek is a Korean boxer who held the World Boxing Association super middleweight championship. Baek became a professional boxer in 1980. He won the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation ...more