Hank Herring

Horace H. "Hank" Herring (June 19, 1922 – May 18, 1999) was an American boxer. Herring was the Welterweight Silver Medalist at the 1948 London Olympic Games. Herring lost in the final to Július Torma of Czechoslovakia.[1] He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida and died in Lemoore, California. Herring was also a member of the United States Navy, where he achieved the rank of steward chief petty officer. He retired in the early 1970s.

Hank Herring
Július Torma congratulatory photograph from 1948.png
This is a photo of 1948 Olympic Welterweight Boxing Silver-Medalist Hank Herring (R) of the USA congratulating 1948 Olympic Welterweight Boxing Champion Július Torma (L) of Czechoslovakia
Real nameHank Herring
Born(1909-09-05)September 5, 1909
St. Petersburg, Florida
DiedMay 8, 1999(1999-05-08) (aged 76)
Medal record

1948 Olympic tournament resultsEdit

Below is the Olympic record of Hank Herring who competed as a welterweight boxer for the United States at the 1948 Olympic Games in London:

  • Round of 16: defeated Peter Foran (Ireland) on points
  • Quarterfinal: defeated Eladio Herrera (Argentina) on points
  • Semifinal: defeated Duggie DuPreez (South Africa) on points
  • Final: lost to Július Torma (Czechoslovakia) on points (was awarded the silver medal)

Pro careerEdit

Herring turned pro in 1949 and had little success. After winning his first four bouts, he had little success from then on, retiring the following year having won 5, lost 7, and drawn 1.


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Hank Herring Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 November 2018.

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