Difference between revisions of "Yo-Sam Choi"

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==Pro Career==
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Choi turned pro in 1993 and won the [[World Boxing Council|WBC]] [[light flyweight]] title in 1999 with a decision win over [[Saman Sorjaturong]].  He defended the title three times before losing it to [[Jorge Arce]] by 6th round technical knockout in 2002.  In 2003, he lost a decision to [[Beibis Mendoza]] for the Interim [[World Boxing Association|WBA]] light flyweight title.  In 2004, he moved up in weight to take on [[Lorenzo Parra]] for the WBA [[flyweight]] title and lost a decision. 
  
* Collapsed in the ring after winning a bout against [[Heri Amol]] on December 25th, 2007 in Seoul, South Korea and fell into a coma. He has rushed to Soonchunhyang University Hospital and underwent a emergency brain surgery. He died on January 2nd, 2008 after being declared braindead.
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==Death==
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On December 25, 2007, he successfully defended the [[World Boxing Organization|WBO]] Inter-Continental flyweight title with an unanimous decision victory over [[Heri Amol]]. In the 12th round, Choi was dropped with five seconds remaining, but beat the count and went on to win the fight. He collapsed while still in the ring after the bout and was rushed to the  Soonchunhyang University Hospital immediately after the fight and underwent emergency brain surgery. On January 2, 2008, he was pronounced brain-dead.
  
 
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Revision as of 22:49, 2 January 2008

Name: Yo-Sam Choi
Born: 1972-03-01
Birthplace: Jeongeup, South Korea
Died: 2008-01-02 (Age:35)
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5′ 4″   /   163cm
Boxing Record: click

Pro Career

Choi turned pro in 1993 and won the WBC light flyweight title in 1999 with a decision win over Saman Sorjaturong. He defended the title three times before losing it to Jorge Arce by 6th round technical knockout in 2002. In 2003, he lost a decision to Beibis Mendoza for the Interim WBA light flyweight title. In 2004, he moved up in weight to take on Lorenzo Parra for the WBA flyweight title and lost a decision.

Death

On December 25, 2007, he successfully defended the WBO Inter-Continental flyweight title with an unanimous decision victory over Heri Amol. In the 12th round, Choi was dropped with five seconds remaining, but beat the count and went on to win the fight. He collapsed while still in the ring after the bout and was rushed to the Soonchunhyang University Hospital immediately after the fight and underwent emergency brain surgery. On January 2, 2008, he was pronounced brain-dead.


Preceded by:
Saman Sorjaturong
WBC Light Flyweight Champion
17 Oct 1999 – 6 Jul 2002
Succeeded by:
Jorge Arce