Kim Ji-hoon (boxer)
|Height||5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)|
January 17, 1987 |
Goyang City, South Korea
|Wins by KO||19|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Jihun|
"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.
|IBO Super Featherweight Champion
September 12, 2009 – 2010