June 14th 1987-Hawaii Hotel, Bukok, South Korea
Kyung Yung Lee (10-0, 3) vs Masaharu Kawakami (0-0)*
In June 1987 fight fans in Korea saw the unbeaten Kyung Yung Lee [이경연] take on the debuting Masaharu Kawakami in the first ever IBF Minimumweight title fight, in what is a strangely historic bout.
*This bout took place back before the JBC recognised the IBF, and on screen graphics suggest Kawakami had fought professionally before this bout, however no record is clearly given. The records kept of IBF Japan fighters is sketchy at best, and he may well have had "unofficial" bouts prior to this one.
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