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Leo Gamez vs Hi Yong Choi

Leo Gamez vs Hi Yong Choi

Date: 4th February 1995

Venue: Industrial Gymnasium, Ulsan, South Korea

Title: WBA World Light-flyweight Title

Promoter: None

Leo Gamez
( 27 - 3 - 1 )
Weight: 107 3/4 lbs

Hi Yong Choi
( 17 - 1 - 0 )
Weight: 107 1/4 lbs

After three unsuccessful attempts to win the WBA World Light-flyweight title in South Korea (Myung Woo Yuh x 2 and Yong Kang Kim), Gamez finally became a two-weight world titleholder when he stopped Shiro Yahiro in 9 rounds in Tokyo, Japan.

Gamez made the fourth defence of his title in South Korea against Hi Yong Choi (17-1-0) at the Industrial Gym in Ulsan.

After 12 rounds the judges awarded the title to Choi by a unanimous decision.

Neffie Quintana 112-116 | Manuel Rodriguez Soler 113-118 | Bob Watson 114-115.

Out of five visits to South Korea, Gamez had one victory, his WBA vacant World Minimum-weight title victory over Bong Jun Kim in January 1988.

Gamez went on to become one of Venezuela's greatest ever boxers, winning world titles in four separate weight divisions.

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