Lee Ryol-li

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Lee Ryol-li
BornRi 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 37)
Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Other namesRetsuri Lee
Ryol Li Lee
NationalityNorth Korea North Korean
Height5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)
DivisionSuper bantamweight
Reach68 in (173 cm)
Fighting out ofYokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
TeamYokohama Hikari Gym
Years active2005–2013
Professional boxing record
By knockout10
Other information
UniversityKorea University
last updated on: October 2, 2010

Lee Ryol-li (born on May 20, 1982), or Retsuri Lee[1], is a Japanese-born North Korean retired professional boxer. 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