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Soo-Hwan Hong boxer

Soo-Hwan Hong image
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Debut 1969-05-10
Born 1950-05-26
Nationality South Korea
Residence Seoul, South Korea
bouts
50
won
41
lost
5
draw
4
bouts
50
won
41
lost
5
draw
4
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 7″/170cm
Debut 1969-05-10
Born 1950-05-26
Nationality South Korea
Residence Seoul, South Korea

Hong turned pro in 1969 and in 1974 captured the Lineal and WBA bantamweight title with a decision win over Arnold Taylor, a fight in which Taylor was down in the 1st, 5th, and 14th rounds. He lost his title in his 2nd defense to Alfonso Zamora in 1975. In 1977 he captured the vacant WBA super bantamweight title in an exciting 3rd-round KO over Hector Carrasquilla. Hong was down 4 times in the 2nd, only to come back in the following round to win. He lost the title in his 2nd defense to Ricardo Cardona in 1978.Hong was named The Ring magazine Progress of the Year fighter for 1974.

Hong turned pro in 1969 and in 1974 captured the Lineal and WBA bantamweight title with a decision win over Arnold Taylor, a fight in which Taylor was down in the 1st, 5th, and 14th rounds. He lost his title in his 2nd defense to Alfonso Zamora in 1975. In 1977 he captured the vacant WBA super bantamweight title in an exciting 3rd-round KO over Hector Carrasquilla. Hong was down 4 times in the 2nd, only to come back in the following round to win. He lost the title in his 2nd defense to Ricardo Cardona in 1978.Hong was named The Ring magazine Progress of the Year fighter for 1974.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Dec. 19, 1980 Dong Kyun Yum LLWWWW Seoul DRAW
Points
May 7, 1978 Ricardo Cardona WWLWWW Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1978 Yu Kasahara WWWWWW Kokugikan World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 26, 1977 Hector Carrasquilla WWWWWW Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City vacant World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 10, 1977 Futaro Tanaka WLWWLW Seoul WIN
Points
June 27, 1977 Dong Kyun Yum LWWWWL Seoul WIN
Points
March 15, 1977 Conrado Vasquez WWWWLL Blaisdell Center Arena, Honolulu WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 16, 1976 Alfonso Zamora WWWWWW Sunin Gymnasium, Incheon World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 21, 1976 Ric Quijano WWWLWW Seoul World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

DRAW
Points
May 30, 1976 Venice Borkhorsor WWWWWL Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
Points
April 6, 1976 Sutan Rambing L Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
KO
March 28, 1976 Tinkajorn Dejkajorn L Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 29, 1976 Shinobu Fujita LWLLWL Busan vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 21, 1976 Edwin Alarcon WWWLD Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 27, 1975 Wittaya Pleonjit LLW Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 30, 1975 Orlando Amores WWWWWL Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
Points
May 21, 1975 John Meza DWWWWW Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
KO
March 14, 1975 Alfonso Zamora WWWWWW Forum, Inglewood World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

LOSS
KO
Dec. 28, 1974 Fernando Cabanela WWWDLL Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 17, 1974 Noboru Konuma LLDWW Seoul World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 22, 1974 Genzo Kurosawa WLLLLL Seoul World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Points
July 3, 1974 Arnold Taylor WWWWWL West Ridge Tennis Stadium, Durban World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 20, 1974 Go Mifune WLLLWW Busan World Boxing Association World Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 3, 1974 Seiichi Watanuki WWWLWL Daegu WIN
Points
Nov. 24, 1973 Eddie Saloma WLWWWW Daegu vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 7, 1973 Berkrerk Chartvanchai WWLWLL Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 19, 1973 Susumu Inoue WWWLWL Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Feb. 9, 1973 Thanomchit Sukhothai WWWWWW Kittikachorn Stadium, Bangkok vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1972 Ushiwakamaru Harada WLLWLL Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 1, 1972 Shigeyoshi Oki WWDWWW Seoul OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 6, 1972 Kenji Endo WLLLWL Seoul WIN
KO
June 4, 1972 Al Diaz LDDWWW Seoul vacant OPBF Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 2, 1972 Jung Ho Moon L Busan South Korea Bantamweight

WIN
Points
March 12, 1972 Kil Jae Bae Seoul South Korea Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Jan. 15, 1972 Young-Suh Park LLWWL Seoul South Korea Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1971 Colley Saloma WWDWL Agana South Korea Bantamweight

LOSS
Points
Nov. 7, 1971 Saturnino Ortega L Seoul South Korea Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 14, 1971 Jung Ho Moon Seoul South Korea Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Dec. 1, 1970 Kyu-Chul Chang WW Seoul South Korea Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 17, 1970 Hae-Shu Shin L Seoul South Korea Bantamweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 8, 1970 Shintaro Oshima WWWWWW Yokohama WIN
KO
June 9, 1970 Ushiwakamaru Harada DLWLLW Oita LOSS
Points
April 19, 1970 Chul-Ho Shin Daegu DRAW
Points
March 3, 1970 Hae-Shu Shin Seoul WIN
Points
Oct. 6, 1969 Rak-Ki Baek Seoul WIN
Points
Sept. 7, 1969 Young-Tae Kim Seoul WIN
KO
Aug. 12, 1969 Ju-Hong Taek Seoul WIN
Points
June 21, 1969 Young-Suh Park Seoul WIN
Points
June 3, 1969 Chang-Soo Choi Seoul WIN
Points
May 10, 1969 Sang-Il Kim Seoul DRAW
Points