Jorge Hernández (boxer)

Jorge Hernández (November 17, 1954 – December 12, 2019) born in Havana was a 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 in the flyweight division (– 51 kg).

Jorge Hernández
Personal information
Full nameJorge Hernández Padron
Born(1954-11-17)17 November 1954
Havana, Cuba
Died12 December 2019(2019-12-12) (aged 65)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight47 kg (104 lb)
Weight classLight Flyweight

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 GamesEdit

1979 Pan American GamesEdit

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