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Oh Kwang-Soo (Hangul: 오광수) (born October 30, 1965 in Goheung, Jeollanam-do) is a former South Korean boxer.

O Gwang-Su
Personal information
Full name오 광수
Nationality South Korea
Born (1965-10-30) October 30, 1965 (age 54)
Goheung, Jeollanam-do
Height1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
SportBoxing
Weight classLight Flyweight

Amateur careerEdit

In 1985, Oh won the light flyweight gold medal at the Boxing World Cup. He defeated 1983 Pan American Games gold medalist Rafael Ramos in the semifinal bout.

In 1986, Oh won the bronze medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships. In the preliminary bout, he beat Róbert Isaszegi, who won bronze at the 1988 Olympics, by RSC, scoring three knockdowns in the first round.

Oh competed at the 1988 Summer Olympics where he was a favorite to medal, however, he was eliminated in his first bout by a narrow 3–2 decision against eventual silver medalist and future hall of fame champion Michael Carbajal. Oh had defeated Carbajal by a 3-0 margin in a previous meeting.[1]

ResultsEdit

1985 Boxing World Cup
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Light Flyweight Quarterfinal Win   Marcelino Bolivar 4-1
Semifinal Win   Rafael Ramos 4-1
Final Win   Supap Boonro 5-0
1986 World Championships
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Light Flyweight First Win   Robert Isaszegi RSC 1
Second Win   Scott Olson 5-0
Quarterfinal Win   Marcelino Bolivar 4-1
Semifinal Loss   Luis Roman Rolon 1-4
1988 Summer Olympics
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Light Flyweight First bye
Second Loss   Michael Carbajal 2-3

Pro careerEdit

In February 1990, Oh made his pro debut in minimumweight, and after only six fights challenged Ricardo Lopez for the WBC minimumweight title on January 31, 1993. However, he was TKO'd in the 9th round. Oh had struggled to make weight to minimumweight, and eventually retired after the bout with a record of 6-1-0 without moving up a weight class.

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