Hercules Kyvelos

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Hercules Kyvelos
Real name Hercules Kyvelos
Nickname(s) The God
Rated at Middleweight
Light Middleweight
Height 5 ft 10 in (180 cm)
Reach 72 in (183 cm)
Nationality Canada Canadian
Born (1975-02-25) February 25, 1975 (age 42)
Montreal, Quebec
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 24
Wins by KO 12
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 0
Hercules Kyvelos
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing  Canada
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Mar del Plata Welterweight

Hercules Kyvelos (born February 25, 1975) is a Greek-Canadian boxer in the Welterweight division and is the former Canadian Welterweight Champion.[1] He fought at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

Early life[edit]

Hercules was born in Canada but he has Greek roots.

Amateur career[edit]

He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. A year before, Kyvelos won the bronze medal at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina. He also twice won the National Canadian Golden Gloves.[2]

Pro career[edit]

After the Atlanta Games he became a professional boxer, winning he's debut against Ryan Jones by first round knockout.[3]

In February 2000, Hercules won the Canadian Welterweight Championship by defeating fellow countryman Fitz Vanderpool.[4]

WBO Welterweight Championship[edit]

On January 31, 2004 Kyvelos lost for the first time as a professional, when he faced WBO Welterweight Champion, American Antonio Margarito[5] in Phoenix, Arizona.[6]

In his next fight he was also stopped by knockout against Mexican Cosme Rivera, the fight was an IBF Welterweight Title Eliminator.[7]

Personal life[edit]

As of 2007, Hercules is retired from boxing and is working as a real estate agent in Montreal.[8]


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