1991-06-01 Yong-Kang Kim w pts 12 Elvis Alvarez, Hilton Hotel, Seoul, South Korea - WBA

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1991-06-01 Yong-Kang Kim w pts 12 Elvis Alvarez, Hilton Hotel, Seoul, South Korea - WBA. Referee: Ernesto Magana. Scorecards: 115-111, 115-112, 115-112. In a fight that went the distance, Kim (112) put Alvarez (111¼) down in the second round before having to survive a knockdown in the seventh when floored by a southpaw right hook. Tall for a flyweight at 5’7”, the South Korean challenger showed good hand speed, allied to skilful boxing.