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Hank Herring

Full name: Horace "Hank" Herring
Gender: Male
Born: June 19, 1922 in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States
Died: May 18, 1999 in Lemoore, California, United States
Affiliations: US Navy, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Hank Herring won the 1948 Chicago Intercity Golden Gloves title as a welterweight and made the US Olympic team. At the Olympics, Herring lost a decision to [Július Torma] of Czechoslovakia in the welterweight finals. Herring later boxed professionally from January 1949 through July 1950, fighting exclusively in California. He won his first four pro fights, but that was about it, ending with a record of 5 wins, 7 losses, and 1 draw. Herring served in the US Navy in World War II, working as a cook. He won the Senior Navy welterweight title in 1946 and the All-Navy welterweight crown in 1947.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Boxing Men's Welterweight United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1948 Summer 26 London Boxing United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 2 1948-08-13 Torma (TCH) , Herring (USA)
1948 Summer 26 London Boxing United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1948-08-12 Herring (USA) , Du Preez (RSA) decision
1948 Summer 26 London Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1948-08-11 Herring (USA) , Herrera (ARG) decision
1948 Summer 26 London Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #4 1 1948-08-10 Herring (USA) , Foran (IRL) decision
1948 Summer 26 London Boxing United States USA Round One Match #8 1 1948-08-07 Herring (USA) , Bombart (BEL) decision
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