Hong Soo-hwan

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Hong Soo-hwan
Alfonso Zamora vs. Soo-Hwan Hong.jpg
Alfonso Zamora (left) vs. Hong in 1976
Real name홍수환
Height5 ft. 7 in. (170 cm.)
NationalitySouth Korea Korean
Born (1950-05-26) May 26, 1950 (age 69)
Seoul, South Korea
Boxing record
Total fights50
Wins by KO14
No contests0

Hong Soo-hwan (Hangul: 홍수환, born May 26, 1950, in Seoul, South Korea) is a retired professional boxer from South Korea who held the Lineal and World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight titles.

Pro career[edit]

Hong turned pro in 1969 and in 1974 captured the Lineal and WBA bantamweight title with a decision win over Arnold Taylor[1] in a fight in which Taylor was down in the 1st, 5th, and 14th rounds. He lost his title in his 2nd defense to Alfonso Zamora in 1975. In 1977 he captured the vacant WBA super bantamweight title in a 3rd-round knockout of Hector Carrasquilla. Hong was down 4 times in the 2nd and came back in the following round to win. He lost the title in his 2nd defense to Ricardo Cardona in 1978.


Hong was named The Ring's Progress of the Year fighter for 1974.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hong Soo-hwan - Lineal Bantamweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Arnold Taylor
WBA bantamweight champion
July 3, 1974 - March 14, 1975
Succeeded by
Alfonso Zamora
The Ring bantamweight champion
July 3, 1974 - March 14, 1975
Lineal bantamweight Champion
July 3, 1974 - March 14, 1975
Inaugural Champion WBA super bantamweight champion
November 26, 1977 - May 7, 1978
Succeeded by
Ricardo Cardona
Santos Luis Rivera
The Ring Progress of the Year
Mike Colbert