The Man, The Myth, The Legend.
The 5' 7 1/2" 154 lb. - Light-Middleweight, with powerful forearms
which allowed him to pummel fighters on the inside with his southpaw
Ki-Soo had a tremendous left hook to the body, which usually paralyzed
his opponents legs.
On June 25, 1966 - Ki-Soo a heavy underdog, 'upset' Nino Benvenuti
for the World Light-Middleweight Championship (WBA and WBC versions).
Ki-Soo scored a 15-Round Split-Decision over Nino, who was undefeated
at 65-0-0. The 26 year-old South Korean, was also undefeated with a
record 21-0-2 (14 KO's), but the boxing experts gave him little chance
of defeating the Great Master Boxer Italian - Nino.