May 20th 1979-Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Chan Hee Park (10-0-1, 5) vs Chikara Igarashi (17-14-10, 6)
After winning the WBC Flyweight title in March 1979 Korean Chan Hee Park [박찬희] made his first defense by taking on Japanese challenger Chikara Igarashi.
April 12th 1980-Taegu Gymnasium, Daegu, South Korea
Chan Hee Park (13-0-2, 6) vs Alberto Morales (28-13-3, 12)
Although not a relative foot note in history Chan Hee Park [박찬희] was regarded, at the time, as one of, if not the, most skilled Korean fighter. In 1979 Park won the WBC Flyweight title. In his 5th defense he took on Mexican challenger Alberto Morales.
March 18th 1979-Kudok Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea
Chan Hee Park (9-0-1, 5) Vs Miguel Canto (57-4-3, 15)
Way back in 1979 Korean youngster Chan Hee Park [박찬희] faced WBC Flyweight champion Miguel Canto.
July 8th 1977-Busan, South Korea
Chan Hee Park (0-0) vs Chuji Muto (10-3-3, 4)
In the summer of 1977 Chan Hee Park [박찬희], who would later go on to claim the WBC Flyweight title, made his professional debut, taking on Japan's Chuji Muto
February 3rd 1981-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Shoji Oguma (35-8-1, 20) vs Chan Hee Park (15-2-2, 6) III
In 1981 we saw the third and final bout between Shoji Oguma [大熊 正二] and Chan Hee Park [박찬희], it was their third bout in the space of 9 months and ended their short rivalry.
October 18th 1980-Miyagi Prefectural Gymnasium, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
Shoji Oguma (34-8-1, 20) vs Chan Hee Park (15-1-2, 6) II
Just 5 months after the first bout between Shoji Oguma [大熊 正二] and Chan Hee Park [박찬희] we got the second bout, this time in Japan. The two men would meet again the following year.
For those who haven't seen the first bout it's here - Shoji Oguma Vs Chan Hee Park I
May 18th 1980-Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Shoji Oguma (32-8-1, 19) Vs Chan Hee Park (14-0-2, 6) I
In the space of 9 months fight fans saw Japan's Shoji Oguma [大熊 正二] fight a trilogy with Chan Hee Park [박찬희]. Coming into this bout, their first one, Park was the WBC Flyweight champion having won the title in March 1979, beating the great Miguel Canto, and having recorded 5 defenses coming in to this bout. For Oguma it was a chance to become a 2-time champion, though he had failed to win his previous 6 world title bouts, going 0-5-1 in them.
December 16th 1979- Busan, South Korea
Chan Hee Park (11-0-2, 5) Vs Guty Espadas (33-3-5, 24)
Back in the 1970's Korean boxing was in the middle of it's golden age and one of those men at the forefront of that was Chan Hee Park who had a short but excellent reign as a world champion. He had won the WBC Flyweight title with a decision over the brilliant Miguel Canto in March 1979 and by the end of the year was seeking his third defence as he took on the excellent Guty Espadas, a former WBA champion.
(Note video is in black and white)
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