Kim Ji-hoon (boxer)

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Kim Ji-hoon
Nickname(s) Volcano
Rated at Welterweight
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Nationality South Korea South Korean
Born (1987-01-17) January 17, 1987 (age 27)
Goyang City, South Korea
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 34
Wins 25
Wins by KO 19
Losses 9
Draws 0
No contests 0
Kim Ji-hoon
Hangul 김지훈
Hanja 金智勲
Revised Romanization Gim Jihun
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chihun
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Ji-hoon (born January 17, 1987, Goyang City) is a South Korean super featherweight/lightweight boxer.

Boxing career[edit]

"Volcano" Kim Ji-hoon began his boxing career in October 2004 in South Korea, winning eight of his first 12 fights. In July 2006, he fought his first match abroad at the International Conference Hall in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, where he lost to Makyo Sugita by unanimous decision after 10 rounds.

In May 2008, he fought his first United States match in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he defeated Georgian born Koba Gogoladze by technical knockout in the first round. Kim survived a series of punishing blows from his opponent before knocking him down with a devastating left hook, ultimately finishing the match with a flurry of punches moments later. In March 2009, he fought his second U.S. fight in Laredo, Texas, defeating Gilbert Salinas by TKO in the eighth round.

On February 12, 2010, Kim fought national amateur champion Tyrone Harris as part of the Friday Night Fights main event. Kim won by TKO in the fifth round after the referee stopped the fight.

On May 21, 2010, Kim fought Ameth Diaz as part of the Friday Night Fights main event. Kim defeated Diaz by TKO in the first round at 2:59.[1]

Kim lost his first fight in four years on August 15, 2010, to Miguel Vazquez for the vacant IBF Lightweight title by unanimous decision.[2]


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Preceded by
Zolani Marali
IBO Super Featherweight Champion
September 12, 2009 – 2010