July 29th 1981-Kudok Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea
Chul Ho Kim (16-1-1, 6) vs Willie Jensen (23-1-2, 7)
In 1981 Korean fighter Chul Ho Kim [김철호] defeated Rafael Orono to claim the WBC Super Flyweight title. In his second defense Kim battled against American challenger Willie Jensen.
Korean fighters from the 1970's and 1980's are remembered somewhat for their short by intense careers careers with several top Koreans having very few fights but many of those bouts did come at a high level. One such fighter was Chul Ho Kim who fought just 24 times in his 5 year career though featured in 7 world title bouts, the final of which came against Rafael Orono, the same man he had fought in his first world title bout.
We won't ruin what happens too much from the 1982 rematch between the two men though we do suggest giving this one a watch if you're into your fights from yesteryear. One thing we suggest for those who have seen this one before is that you note the bell in round 5 and the amount of time left in the round.
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