| South Korean|
| October 17, 1985 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea (1985-10-17) |
Lim Su-jeong (kickboxer) Wikipedia
Lim Su-Jeong (Korean: 임수정, born (1985-10-17)October 17, 1985) is a South Korean female Muay Thai kickboxer. She competes professionally since 2004 and is a former Southern Thailand Middleweight and South Korea Muay Thai Bantamweight Champion. Her good looks earned her the nickname Beautiful Fighter.
Lim was born on (1985-10-17)October 17, 1985 in Seoul, South Korea. She started to train in Muay Thai for dieting when she was a high school student. She would be a quick learner, winning the South Korea Muay Thai Bantamweight title and the South Korean promotion Neo Fight Championship in 2006. At the age of 22, she went to Thailand for several months to practice Muay Thai. Here, she had success on the amateur circuit as well, winning bronze at the IMFA World Muaythai Championships 2007 held in Bangkok.
Lim then went on to have a very good 2009. Debuting in K-1, on March 20, 2009 (2009-03-20), she faced and defeated future shoot boxing champion Rena Kubota by split decision after an extra round. She followed it up with her third professional title - winning the Southern Thailand Middleweight title by outpointing Sowlor from Thailand. There was some disappointment, however, when she lost in an upset in her debut in shoot boxing. During the quarterfinals of Girls S-Cup 2009, on August 23, 2009 (2009-08-23), Lim, one of the favorites to win the cup, lost via unanimous decision against mixed martial artist Mei Yamaguchi, who was the eventual runner-up.
She closed 2009 by winning the King of the Ring Grand Prix at the event The Khan 2, held on November 27, 2009 (2009-11-27) in South Korea. Lim first defeated Czech Alena Hola by unanimous decision after three rounds, and next she defeated fellow South Korean Woo Yeon Park also by decision to win the championship belt.
Lim was given the chance to fight for a world title on May 28, 2011, taking on Christine Theiss for the WKA fullcontact World Middleweight Championship. In front of Theiss's hometown crowd she lost a close decision.
In August 2011, Lim went on Japanese TV show Flames Sports Competition to take on three Japanese comedians in what was supposed to be a ‘mock’ fight. But instead she was beaten and seriously injured by the men, with the incident causing outrage in South Korea. When controversy erupted over the show, Japanese TV station TBS in an official announcement stated, “The match was convened not as a mockup based on a script, but a real match. Rules were debriefed in advance and Lim also consented.” In an interview with a Korean broadcaster, however, Lim’s side said she was told before filming that it would be a variety show after all. Since the match was conducted under prior mutual consent, her management said, she had nothing much to worry about.
Aside from kickboxing and Muay Thai, Lim, who is nicknamed Beautiful Fighter because of her good looks, works as an actress as a side job. She appeared in TV series in South Korea and in the Thai martial arts film Chocolate.
Professional2009 King of the Ring Grand Prix Champion
2008 Southern Thailand Middleweight Champion
2006 South Korea Muay Thai Bantamweight Champion
2006 Neo Fight Bantamweight Champion
2004 Rookie of the year of the Korean Muaythai Association
Amateur2007 IFMA World Muaythai Championships in Bangkok, Thailand -54 kg