Heo Yong-mo

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Heo.
Heo Yong-mo
Medal record
Competitor for  South Korea
Men’s Boxing
World Amateur Championships
Bronze 1982 Munich Light Flyweight
Asian Games
Gold 1982 New Delhi Light Flyweight
Asian Amateur Championships
Gold 1982 Seoul Light Flyweight
Gold 1987 Kuwait Bantamweight

Heo Yong-Mo (born April 21, 1965) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer.

Career[edit]

He won a Light Flyweight bronze medal at the 1982 World Amateur Boxing Championships.

Heo captured a Flyweight silver medal in the 1983 Boxing World Cup in Rome, Italy, beating Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech by unanimous decision in the semifinals.

Next year, Heo participated in the 1984 Summer Olympics. However, he, in a major upset, lost to Eyüp Can of Turkey by split decision in the quarterfinals.

Heo is currently serving as a junior high school teacher in Yeosu, Jeollanam-do.

Results[edit]

1981 Boxing World Cup
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Light Flyweight Quarterfinal bye
Semifinal Win Philippines Gil Jamile 5-0
Final Loss Bulgaria Ismail Mustafov 0-5
1982 World Championships
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Light Flyweight First bye
Second Win Romania Sandu Petrescu 5-0
Quarterfinal Win Kenya Ibrahim Bilali 4-1
Semifinal Loss Bulgaria Ismail Mustafov 1-4
1983 Boxing World Cup
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Flyweight Quarterfinal Win Kenya Ibrahim Bilali RSC 1
Semifinal Win Australia Jeff Fenech 5-0
Final Loss Cuba Pedro Orlando Reyes 1-4
1984 Summer Olympics
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Flyweight First Win Egypt Fayek Gobran RSC 1
Second Win Philippines Efreen Tabanas 4-1
Quarterfinal Loss Turkey Eyüp Can 1-4

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