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Heo Yong-Mo (April 21, 1965 – March 9, 2019) was a South Korean amateur boxer.

Heo Yong-mo
Medal record
Representing  South Korea
Men’s Boxing
World Amateur Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Munich Light Flyweight
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 New Delhi Light Flyweight
Asian Amateur Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Seoul Light Flyweight
Gold medal – first place 1987 Kuwait Bantamweight

CareerEdit

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 served as a middle school teacher in Yeosu, Jeollanam-do.

ResultsEdit

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

External linksEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Heo Yeong-Mo". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-23.