January 2nd 2000-Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
Gerry Penalosa (40-2-2, 27) vs In Joo Cho (16-0, 7) II
Just days into the new millennium Korean In Joo Cho gave Filipino Gerry Penalosa a rematch, with Cho ricking the WBC Super Flyweight title that he had narrowly taken from Penalosa in 1998, and had defended 3 times leading into this bout.
August 29th 1998-Ritz Carlton Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
Gerry Penalosa (39-1-2, 26) Vs In Joo Cho (12-0, 6) I
In August 1998 WBC Super Flyweight champion Gerry Penalosa travelled to the South Korean capital of Seoul to take on unbeaten Korean In Joo Cho, in the first of two bouts between the two men
June 13th 1999-Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
In-Joo Cho (14-0, 6) vs Pone Saengmorakot (18-0, 6)
One of the final Korean world champions was In Joo Cho [조인주], who held the WBC Super Flyweight title for around 2 years. Here we see the Korean battle unbeaten challenger Pone Saengmorakot of Thailand.
May 20th 2001-Sheraton Walker Hill Hotel, Seoul, South Korea
Masamori Tokuyama (23-2-1, 5) Vs In Joo Cho (18-1, 7) II
In 2000 the controversial Mamsamori Tokuyama [徳山 昌守], also known as Chang-Soo Hong [홍창수], became the first North Korean to become a world champion, as he over-came In Joo Cho [조인주] in Japan. The following year Tokuyama and Cho had a rematch in the South Korean capital of Seoul.
Notably Tokuyama didn't fly the North Korean flag here but a flag to represent a unified Korea.
August 27th 2000-Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Masamori Tokuyama (21-2-1, 5) Vs In Joo Cho (18-0, 7)
Japan's Mamsamori Tokuyama [徳山 昌守], also known as Chang-Soo Hong [홍창수], holds a distinct position in boxing history as the first fighter, fighting under the North Korean flag, to claim a world title. In his first title at the world level Masamori faced a South Korean fight, the then unbeaten In Joo Cho [조인주], the then WBC Super Flyweight champion.
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