Kim Ki-Soo (김기수​; b. Sept. 1939 - d. June 1997) - a gold medalist at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo in the welterweight division, Kim turned professional in 1961 and became South Korea's first world boxing champion in 1966 by capturing the WBC, WBA, and Lineal light middleweight title. He went on to defend the title twice until he lost his title in 1968.


A southpaw, Kim graduated from Kyung Hee University, and was unsuccessful in medaling at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games. ​​

Kim Ki-Soo

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