November 18th 1981-Kudok Gymnasium, Busan, South Korea
Chul Ho Kim (17-1-1, 7) vs Jackal Maruyama (17-5-2, 9)
In late 1981 Chul Ho Kim [김철호], the then WBC Super Flyweight champion, faced off with Japanese challenger Jackal Maruyama [ ジャッカル丸山].
April 22nd 1981-Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Chul Ho Kim (15-1-1, 6) vs Jiro Watanabe (10-0, 7)
In January 1981 Chul Ho Kim [김철호] won the WBC Super Flyweight title, just a few months later he looked to make his first defense as he took on Japanese challenger Jiro Watanabe [渡辺二郎]
January 24th 1981-Plaza Monumental, San Cristobal, Venezuela
Chul Ho Kim (14-1-1, 5) vs Rafael Orono (13-0-1, 5) I
In 1981 Korean teenager Chul Ho Kim [김철호] travelled to Venezuela to take on unbeaten WBC Super Flyweight champion Rafael Orono, in the first of two bouts between the men.
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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