Aaron Pryor vs Sang-Hyun Kim WBA World light welterweight title official on-site 6 page programme, 2nd April 1983, Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Pryor W TKO 3
Aaron "The Hawk" Pryor considered among the greatest junior welterweight champions of all-time, Aaron Pryor secured his place in boxing history with a pair of knockout victories over fellow Hall of Famer Alexis Arguello.
Pryor earned the nickname "The Hawk" for the ferocious manner in which he devastated his opponents. In his 25th fight he challenged Antonio Cervantes for the WBA junior welterweight title. He rose from the canvas in the first round to stop Cervantes in the fourth round and captured the World title. He made five title defences, each a knockout before meeting Arguello.
The first Pryor-Arguello fight was held at the Orange Bowl in Miami and was so fierce and dramatic that it was named "Fight of the Year."
Drug addiction cut Pryor's brilliant career short. He later tried to make several comeback attempts but eye injuries forced him into permanent retirement.
Sang-Hyun Kim (Hangul, Hanja:) (born January 18, 1955 in Busan, South Korea) from South Korea.
In 1978, he won the Orient and Pacific Boxing Federation light welterweight title.
In 1978, Kim became the WBC light welterweight champion with a technical KO win over Saensak Muangsurin, who set a World record by winning the World title in only his 3rd professional fight. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Saoul Mamby in 1980.
In 1983, Kim unsuccessfully challenged Aaron Pryor for the WBA light welterweight title, losing by TKO at 0:37 of round 3. He retired after the bout.