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Dong Kyun Yum vs Jose Cervantes

Dong Kyun Yum vs Jose Cervantes

Date: 13th February 1977

Venue: Changchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea

Title: WBC World Super-bantamweight Title

Dong Kyun Yum
( 48 - 2 - 6 )
Weight: 121 1/4 lbs

Jose Cervantes
( 13 - 2 - 4 )
Weight: 120 lbs

South Korean Dong Kyun Yum made the first defence of his WBC World super-bantamweight Title when he faced Columbia's, Jose Cervantes. He had won the title by a majority 15 round decision from Japan's Royal Kobayashi three months earlier.

Three months before he faced Yum, Cervantes scored a 6th round knockout victory over Mexican great Ruben Olivares in a WBC eliminator, a result that stands as the highlight of Cervantes career.

Cervantes failed to take the title from Yum, losing by unanimous decision.

Scores: Jay Edson 146-144 | Henry Elespuru 146-144 | Masakazu Uchida 147-144.

Yum lost the title to Puerto Rico's Wilfredo Gomez in his next defence. He had Gomez down in the first round.

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