Hwang Chul-soon

Hwang Chul-soon (Korean: 황철순;) is a South Korean former boxer who competed as a bantam-weight (54-kg class) in the 1976 Summer Olympics. Hwang lost his fourth fight, the quarter-final match, to eventual silver-medalist Charles Mooney.[1]

Hwang Chul-soon
Personal information
Full nameHwang Chul-soon
NationalitySouth Korean
BornGoseong County, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight classBantamweight
Hwang Chul-soon
Revised RomanizationHwang Cheolsun
McCune–ReischauerHwang Ch'ŏlsun

Amateur career

Hwang first garnered attention at the 1974 Asian Games where he won the silver medal in flyweight by losing to future Olympic champion Gu Yong-ju of North Korea in the final.

At the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Hwang pulled off a major upset in bantamweight when he beat reigning Olympic champion Orlando Martínez of Cuba in Round of 16. He, however, lost to eventual silver medalist Charles Mooney of United States by unanimous decision in the quarterfinal match.

In 1979 Hwang won the silver medal in bantamweight at the inaugural Boxing World Cup in New York City after losing to 1978 Golden Gloves winner Jackie Beard in the final.


1976 Summer Olympics
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Bantamweight First Win Athanasios Khouliaras 5-0
Second Win Tumat Sogolik KO 2
Third Win Orlando Martínez 3-2
Quarterfinal Loss Charles Mooney 0-5

Pro career

Hwang earned a spot on the 1980 South Korean Olympic team. However, as South Korea boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow due to political reasons, Hwang and the rest of his team were not allowed an Olympic berth.

Hwang subsequently turned pro in early 1980 and had limited success. He retired in 1982 having won 5 with 1 KO.


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Hwang Chul-soon". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
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