Park Si-Hun

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Park Si-Hun (born December 16, 1965 in Haman County, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea) is a retired South Korean amateur boxer and former Olympic gold medal winner.

Career

Park first major success came in 1985 when he won the light middleweight gold at the Boxing World Cup, defeating 1985 European Champion Michael Timm and 1984 US national champion Kevin Bryant. He was then awarded the light middleweight gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics.

In the 1988 games, Park won the very controversial title bout against Roy Jones, Jr., following a highly disputed 3-2 decision in the final. Later scoring indicates that Jones landed 86 punches to Park's 32.

The decision hearkened back to the boxing competition at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. At that time, Koreans were aggrieved that several of their gold medal hopefuls lost controversial decisions to Americans (in particular Jerry Page's win over Kim Dong-Kil, which they officially protested) and at one point threatened to withdraw from the games.

In Park's 3rd round bout against Vincenzo Nardiello of Italy, Nardiello easily won the first two rounds, but because Park won the 3rd...
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