Jo Seok-hwan

This is a Korean name; the family name is Jo.
Jo Seok-Hwan
Personal information
Full name 조석환 (hangul)
趙石煥 (hanja)
Nationality  South Korea
Born (1979-10-15) October 15, 1979
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport Boxing
Rated at Featherweight

Jo Seok-Hwan (born October 15, 1979) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer. He participated in the 2000 Summer Olympics for his native East Asian country. There he was stopped in the first round of the Bantamweight (54 kg) division by Uzbekistan' Alisher Rahimov. Later Jo won the bronze medal in the Featherweight (57 kg) division at the 2003 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Bangkok.

He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won the bronze medal. He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the silver medal at the 2004 Asian Amateur Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. In the final he was defeated by Kazakhstan's Galib Jafarov.

In December 2008, Jo retired from boxing. He is currently serving as an assistant coach of the South Korea national boxing team.


2003 World Championships
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Featherweight First Win England David Mulholland 31-16
Second Win Romania Ovidiu Bobirnat 25-14
Quarterfinal Win Russia Aleksei Tishchenko 40-18
Semifinal Loss Kazakhstan Galib Jafarov 32-17
2004 Summer Olympics
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Featherweight First Win Turkey Sedat Tasci 37-28
Second Win Canada Benoit Gaudet 28-16
Quarterfinal Win Romania Viorel Simion 39-35
Semifinal Loss Russia Aleksei Tishchenko 25-45


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