Lee Ryol-li

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Ryol-Li Lee
Born Lee Retsuri (李 冽理, Japanese)
Lee Yol-Li (이 열리 in South Korean)
Lee Ryol-Li (리 렬리 in North Korean)
(1982-05-20) May 20, 1982 (age 33)
Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Other names Retsu
Nationality Zainichi Korean
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
Division Super bantamweight
Reach 68 in (1.73 m)
Fighting out of Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Team Yokohama Hikari Gym
Years active 2005–present
Professional boxing record
Total 19
Wins 17
By knockout 8
Losses 1
Draws 1
Other information
University Korea University
Website [1]
last updated on: October 2, 2010

Ryol Li Lee or Retsuri Lee[1] is a Zainichi Korean professional boxer from Osaka Prefecture, Japan, born on May 20, 1982. He was born in Kadoma, Osaka, and lives in Yokohama, Kanagawa.


Lee won his first fight by third round KO in 2005. He won the Japanese featherweight title in 2010, and defended the title once before fighting for a world title.

He captured the WBA super bantamweight title against Thai Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym on October 2, 2010 at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.[1] He earned a 5 million yen bonus for the fight.

Lee is also affiliated with Chongryon, or the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, a group of ethnic Koreans in Japan that is sympathetic to North Korea.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b AFP (October 3, 2010). "Japan-based Lee new WBA super bantamweight champion". Bangkok Post. Retrieved October 3, 2010. 

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Preceded by
Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym
WBA Super Bantamweight Champion
October 2, 2010 – January 31, 2011
Regular Title until December 10, 2010
Succeeded by
Akifumi Shimoda