August 22nd 1979-Seoul, South Korea
Chong Pal Park (9-1-1, 8) vs Cassius Naito (27-8-2, 13)
In August 1979 the then rising Korean puncher Chong Pal Park [박종팔] faced off with Japan's Cassius Naito for the vacant OPBF Middleweight title
November 7th 1981- Caracas, Venezuela
Chong Pal Park (22-1-1, 21) vs Fulgencio Obelmejias (34-1, 31)
In November 1981 punchers collided as Korean Chong Pal Park [박종팔] battled against Fulgencio Obelmejias
September 4th 1983-Munhwa Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Chong-Pal Park (28-3-1, 27) vs Kyung-Min Ra (13-0, 13) II
In 1983 Chong Pal Park and Kyung Min Ra fought twice for the OPBF Middleweight title, this is their second bout and came less than 4 months after their first encounter. Less than a year after this Park was a world champion at Super Middleweight
March 1st 1988-Indoor Gymnasium, Chongju, South Korea
Chong Pal Park (45-3-1, 28) vs Polly Pasireron (4-2, 3)
In 1988 Korean icon Chong Pal Park [박종팔] took on Indonesian Polly Pasireron, this would be one of Park's final career bouts.
April 11th 1986-Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
Chong-Pal Park (39-3-1, 34) vs Vinnie Curto (57-6-3, 23)
In 1986 Korean great Chong Pal Park [박종팔] made his sole US outing as he re-matched the tough Vinnie Curto, who he had beaten in Korea the previous year.
Note-We're not sure who the lady was between rounds 3 and 4...
June 30th 1985-Munhwa Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Chong-Pal Park (37-3-1, 33) vs Vinnie Curto (54-5-3, 21)
In 1985 Korean Chong Pal Park [박종팔] faced American fighter Vinnie Curto for the first time, with the two having a rematch the following year.
December 6th 1987-Sajik Gym, Busan, South Korea
Chong-Pal Park (44-3-1-1, 37) vs Jesus Gallardo (18-1, 17)
In 1987 Korean fighter Chong Pal Park [박종팔] vacated the IBF Super Middleweight title in an attempt to claim the more prestegious WBA belt. In his WBA title shot he took on the heavy handed Mexican Jesus Gallardo.
May 3rd 1987-Sunin Gymnasium, Incheon, South Korea
Chong Pal Park (42-3-1-1, 36) Vs Lindell Holmes (33-4-0-1, 31) II
In July 1986 Korean fans saw the then IBF Super Middleweight champion Chong Pal Park [박종팔] suffer a nasty cut in a bout against Lindell Holmes. That cut was caused by a head clash and resulted in a No-Contest and the following years the two men faced off in a rematch.
For much of the 1980 Chong Pal Park had been dominating the OPBF title scene at Middleweight before stepping up to Super Middleweight division and winning both the IBF and WBA world titles. Park's compatriot, In Chul Baek, had been doing something similar on the OPBF scene, albeit at Light Middleweight, before he too moved up to challenge the world at a higher weight.
In 1988 the two men collided in an enthralling non-title bout that may not have been all action but saw heavy leather landed by both men before one, eventually, stopped the other in what ended up being a real "hard man" fight.
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