Jorge Hernández (boxer)

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Jorge Hernández
Personal information
Full name Jorge Hernández Padron
Nationality Cuba
Born (1954-11-17) November 17, 1954 (age 61)
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 47 kg (104 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Light Flyweight

Jorge Hernández (born November 17, 1954 in Havana) is a retired boxer from Cuba, who represented his native country at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. There he won the gold medal in the light flyweight division (– 48 kg) by defeating North Korea's Li Byong-Uk in the final. Four years later, when Moscow hosted the Games, he was eliminated in the second round of the flyweight division (– 51 kg).

Hernández won the world title at the inaugural 1974 World Championships in Havana, Cuba, followed by the silver medal four years later, when Belgrade hosted the World Championships. He also captured the gold at the 1975 Pan American Games.


1976 Olympic Games[edit]

1979 Pan American Games[edit]

1980 Olympic Games[edit]