Kim Kwang-sun

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Kim Kwang-sun
Medal record
Men's boxing
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Flyweight
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1986 Seoul Flyweight
Kim Kwang-sun
Hangul 김광선
Revised Romanization Gim Gwangseon
McCune–Reischauer Kim Kwangsŏn

Kim Kwang-sun (born June 8, 1964 in Jeollabuk-do, South Korea) is a retired South Korean boxer.

Amateur career[edit]

Kim won the gold medal in the Men's Flyweight (51 kg) category at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. He was a two-time Boxing World Cup champion as well.


1984 Summer Olympics
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Light Flyweight First Loss United States Paul Gonzales 0-5
1988 Summer Olympics
Event Round Result Opponent Score
Flyweight First Win Mongolia Tseyen-Oidovyn Tserennyam RSC 2
Second Win Zimbabwe Nokuthula Tshabangu RSC 2
Third Win United States Arthur Johnson 5-0
Quarterfinal Win Bulgaria Serafim Todorov 4-1
Semifinal Win Soviet Union Timofey Skryabin 5-0
Final Win East Germany Andreas Tews 4-1

Pro career[edit]

Kim turned pro in 1990 and after only five fights took on Humberto González in 1992 for the WBC Light Flyweight title. Although he was leading in the fight, he lost in a 12th-round TKO. In 1993 he took on Michael Carbajal for the WBC and IBF Light Flyweight title but was TKO'd in the 7th round. He retired after the bout with a record of 6-2-0.

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