Chang Kyou-chul

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Chang.
Chang Kyou-chul
Personal information
Born (1946-06-19)June 19, 1946
Died April 19, 2000(2000-04-19) (aged 53)
Korean name
Hangul 장규철
Hanja 張奎喆
Revised Romanization Jang Gyu-cheol
McCune–Reischauer Chang Kyuch'ŏl
Birth name
Hangul 장순길
Hanja 張淳吉[1]
Revised Romanization Jang Sun-gil
McCune–Reischauer Chang Sun'gil
Sport Boxing

Chang Kyou-chul, born Chang Sun-gil (June 19, 1946 – April 19, 2000), was an Olympic boxing bronze medalist in South Korea.

Amateur career[edit]

Chang won Asian Championship gold medals in flyweight in 1965 and in bantamweight in 1967.

He won the bronze medal in the bantamweight category at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Chang defeated 1967 European Championship bronze medalist Nikola Savov in the round of 16 and 1959 European Champion Horst Rascher in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Chang faced Eridadi Mukwanga of Uganda and knocked him down in the second round but lost by a split decision.


1968 Olympic Games
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Bantamweight First Win Guatemala Mario Mendoza 5-0
Second Win Chinese Taipei Wang Chee-Yen 3-2
Third Win Bulgaria Nikola Savov RSC 3
Quarterfinal Win West Germany Horst Rascher 5-0
Semifinal Loss Uganda Eridadi Mukwanga 1-4

Pro career[edit]

Chang turned pro in 1970 but had limited success.

In his third pro bout, Chang received his first loss after facing future two-time World Champion Hong Soo-hwan. In 1971 however, he captured the OPBF Super Bantamweight title with a win over Koichi Okada. In 1973, Chang faced off against WBA Bantamweight World Champion Romeo Anaya in a non-title bout in Tijuana, Mexico but was knocked out in the 8th round. He lost the OPBF champion belt in 1974 to future WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Yum Dong-kyun and retired later that year.


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