1987-06-14 Kyung-Yung Lee w rsc 2 (15) Masaharu Kawakami, Hawaiian Hotel, Bukok, South Korea - IBF

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1987-06-14 [[Kyung-Yung Lee]] w rsc 2 (15) [[Masaharu Kawakami]], Hawaiian Hotel, Bukok, South Korea - IBF. Referee: Tom Evaristo. Lee (105) became the first IBF mini flyweight champion when he easily stopped Kawakami (104¾) after 31 seconds of the second round had elapsed, the referee rescuing the outgunned Jap to save him from further punishment. With Kawakami being a mere six to eight-round fighter and not even licensed by the Japanese Boxing Commission, it was a mismatch and gave no credit to all concerned.  
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1987-06-14 [[Kyung-Yung Lee]] w rsc 2 (15) [[Masaharu Kawakami]], Hawaiian Hotel, Bukok, South Korea - IBF. Referee: Tom Evaristo. Lee (105) became the first IBF mini flyweight champion when he easily stopped Kawakami (104¾) after 31 seconds of the second round had elapsed, the referee rescuing the outgunned Jap to save him from further punishment. With Kawakami being a mere six to eight-round fighter and not even licensed by the Japanese Boxing Commission it was a mismatch, giving no credit to all concerned.  
  
 
After Lee relinquished the IBF version of the title in December in order to challenge for the more prestigious WBC crown, [[Samuth Sithnaruepol]] and [[Pretty Boy Lucas]] were brought together to find a successor.
 
After Lee relinquished the IBF version of the title in December in order to challenge for the more prestigious WBC crown, [[Samuth Sithnaruepol]] and [[Pretty Boy Lucas]] were brought together to find a successor.

Latest revision as of 11:52, 26 December 2012

1987-06-14 Kyung-Yung Lee w rsc 2 (15) Masaharu Kawakami, Hawaiian Hotel, Bukok, South Korea - IBF. Referee: Tom Evaristo. Lee (105) became the first IBF mini flyweight champion when he easily stopped Kawakami (104¾) after 31 seconds of the second round had elapsed, the referee rescuing the outgunned Jap to save him from further punishment. With Kawakami being a mere six to eight-round fighter and not even licensed by the Japanese Boxing Commission it was a mismatch, giving no credit to all concerned.

After Lee relinquished the IBF version of the title in December in order to challenge for the more prestigious WBC crown, Samuth Sithnaruepol and Pretty Boy Lucas were brought together to find a successor.

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