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Kim Song-Guk : biography

April 11, 1984 -

Kim Song-Guk (born April 11, 1984) is a North Korean boxer who competed in the featherweight (– 57 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the silver medal.


Southpaw Kim upset Vitali Tajbert at the Olympics 2004 but lost to Russian star Alexei Tichtchenko. He qualified for the Athens Games by ending up in first place at the 1st AIBA Asian 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Guangzhou, PR China. In the final he defeated Thailand's Somluck Kamsing.

At the Asian Games he lost to Bahodirjon Sooltonov in the semis and won bronze.

Amateur highlights

2004 Olympic Games

  • 1st round bye
  • Defeated Konstantine Kupatadze (Georgia) 25-14
  • Defeated Muideen Ganiyu (Nigeria) 32-11
  • Defeated Vitali Tajbert (Germany) 29-24
  • Lost to Alexei Tichtchenko (Russia) 17-39

2007 AIBA World Amateur Championships

  • Defeated Otoneil Ortiz (Virgin Islands) RSC 2 (0:57)
  • Defeated Alejandro Rodríguez (Spain) RSC 3 (1:49)
  • Defeated Vazgen Safar-Yants (Belarus) 19-18
  • Defeated Darley Perez (Colombia) 23-6
  • Lost to Domenico Valentino (Italy) 14-22

2008 Olympic Games

  • Lost to Daouda Sow (France) 3-13
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