The 1980's gave us a lot of great bouts in Asia with Korea being the home of some of the most memorable. Many of those bouts were great due to the pressure applied by the Korean fighters of the era who managed to put on exciting brawls fight after fight. Sadly not all Korean bouts at the time were all out wars and one bout that didn't become a war was an IBF Flyweight title bout between Hi Sup Shin and Dodie Boy Penalosa. Shin was making the 2nd defence of the title he had won just 6 months earlier and he was coming into the bout on the back of an 11 fight winning streak, including 10 inside the distance. Penalosa Penalosa however was a former Light Flyweight champion who was hoping to become a 2-weight world champion, having previously failed in an attempt to over-come Hilario Zapata.
Sadly for Shin this would be his final career bout whilst Penalosa would continue to fight on until 1995 and has since seen his two sons become notable prospects in their own right.