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Ki-Soo Kim boxer

Ki-Soo Kim image
Status inactive
Age 57
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/172cm
Debut 1961-10-01
Born 1939-09-17
Death 1997-06-10
Nationality South Korea
Residence Seoul, South Korea
bouts
37
won
33
lost
2
draw
2
bouts
37
won
33
lost
2
draw
2
Status inactive
Age 57
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 7½″/172cm
Debut 1961-10-01
Born 1939-09-17
Death 1997-06-10
Nationality South Korea
Residence Seoul, South Korea

Kim graduated from Kyung Hee University's College of Physical Education. He competed in boxing at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, where he earned the gold medal of the welterweight division by defeating Soren Pirjanian of Iran, on points, in the final. He went on to represent South Korea as a welterweight at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, where he defeated Henry Perry (Ireland) on points, but then lost to Nino Benvenuti (Italy) on points.Kim turned professional in 1961 and captured the WBC, WBA and Lineal light middleweight title when he upset Nino Benvenuti by split decision in 1966. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Sandro Mazzinghi in 1968 by split decision. He retired the following year.

Kim graduated from Kyung Hee University's College of Physical Education. He competed in boxing at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo, where he earned the gold medal of the welterweight division by defeating Soren Pirjanian of Iran, on points, in the final. He went on to represent South Korea as a welterweight at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, where he defeated Henry Perry (Ireland) on points, but then lost to Nino Benvenuti (Italy) on points.Kim turned professional in 1961 and captured the WBC, WBA and Lineal light middleweight title when he upset Nino Benvenuti by split decision in 1966. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Sandro Mazzinghi in 1968 by split decision. He retired the following year.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 1, 1969 Hisao Minami WLWWWW Seoul OPBF Middleweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 20, 1968 Hisao Minami WLWLWW Osaka OPBF Middleweight

LOSS
Majority decision
May 26, 1968 Sandro Mazzinghi WWWWWW Stadio San Siro, Milan World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

LOSS
Split-decision
April 4, 1968 Benkei Fujikura WWDWWW WIN
Unanimous decision
March 11, 1968 Yoshiaki Akasaka LLWLWW WIN
Points
Feb. 17, 1968 Manfredo Alipala WLLWLL Seoul OPBF Middleweight

WIN
Points
Nov. 8, 1967 Apidej Sithiran WLWWLW Bangkok OPBF Middleweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 3, 1967 Freddie Little WWWWWW Dongdaemun Baseball Stadium, Seoul World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
Sept. 7, 1967 Nakao Sasazaki LLWLLW OPBF Middleweight

WIN
KO
March 25, 1967 George Carter LLLWLL Seoul OPBF Middleweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 17, 1966 Stan Harrington WWLWWD Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 5, 1966 Ken Sato WWWWLW Seoul World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
KO
June 25, 1966 Nino Benvenuti WWWWWW Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

World Boxing Council World Super Welterweight

WIN
Split-decision
April 30, 1966 Hideaki Takada LWLWLW Seoul OPBF Middleweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 23, 1966 Ben Argoncillo WLLLD Seoul OPBF Middleweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 30, 1965 Sakuji Shinozawa WWLLWL Seoul OPBF Middleweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 20, 1965 Masao Gondo LWWLWW WIN
Points
June 19, 1965 Fumio Kaizu WWWLWW Seoul OPBF Middleweight

WIN
Points
April 17, 1965 Masao Gondo WWWLWW Seoul OPBF Middleweight

WIN
Points
March 28, 1965 Jung Il Han LWWLLD Busan OPBF Middleweight

WIN
KO
March 6, 1965 Kazuto Fujiyama DLW Seoul OPBF Middleweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 10, 1965 Fumio Kaizu WWLWWW OPBF Middleweight

WIN
KO
Nov. 21, 1964 Yoshiaki Akasaka LWLLWW Seoul WIN
Corner retirement
Oct. 10, 1964 Deuk-Bong Kim W Seoul DRAW
Points
Sept. 20, 1964 Kyu Soon Kang LLLL Seoul WIN
KO
March 18, 1964 Roberto Pena LLLWWD Metropolitan Gymnasium, Seoul WIN
Points
Jan. 22, 1964 George Carter WWLLLW WIN
KO
Dec. 22, 1963 Noboru Saito LWLWLL Yasaka Hall, Kyoto WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1963 Sae Chul Kang LLLWWL Seoul South Korea Middleweight

WIN
Points
July 2, 1963 Kyu Soon Kang L Yeosu South Korea Middleweight

WIN
Points
May 24, 1963 Kyu Soon Kang Busan South Korea Middleweight

WIN
Points
May 18, 1963 Roberto Pena LLWLLD Seoul South Korea Middleweight

WIN
KO
July 29, 1962 Sakuji Shinozawa WWWWLL DRAW
TD
July 1, 1962 Makoto Watanabe WWWWWL WIN
KO
Dec. 20, 1961 Ansano Lee WWWLWW Seoul WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 1, 1961 Sae Chul Kang WWWLWL Seoul WIN
KO
Oct. 1, 1961 Sae Chul Kang DWWWLW Seoul South Korea Middleweight

WIN
Points