- Yong Kang Kim
Kim turned pro in 1985 and captured the WBC flyweight title with a decision win over
Sot Chitaladain 1988. He lost his belt in his third defense in a rematch with Chitalada. In 1991 he won the WBA flyweight title with a decision win over Elvis Alvarez. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Aquiles Guzmanin 1992. In 1994 Kim returned for his biggest fight, for he WBA flyweight title against Saen Sor Ploenchit. The fight was staged a half mile from the Bridge over the River Kwaiin Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Over 50,000 fans turned out for the free boxing event. Although Ploenchit was dropped in round one, he went on to easily outbox the former world champion Kim.
List of WBC world champions
List of WBA world champions
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