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Yong Soo Choi vs Lakva Sim

Yong Soo Choi vs Lakva Sim

Date: 1st February 1997

Venue: Songnam Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea

Title: WBA World Super-featherweight Title

Promoted by: Kukdong Promotions

Yong Soo Choi
( 21 - 2 - 0 )
Weight: 129 1/2 lbs

Lakva Sim
( 5 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 129 1/2 lbs


In only his sixth professional bout, Mongolia's Lakva Sim challenged Yong Soo Choi of South Korea who was making the fourth defence of the WBA world super-featherweight title he won in Argentina against Victor Hugo Paz 14 months earlier. The pair met at the Songnam Gymnasium in Seoul, Korea.

Choi won by a split decision in a fight that many in the crowd felt he had done enough to win.

Scores: Derek Milham 113-115 | Ove Ovesen 115-113 | Chalerm Prayadsab 114-113.

Sim went on to later win both WBA super-feather and lightweight titles.