September 22nd- Seoul, South Korea
Jung Il Byun Vs Alexander Hristov
Boxing at the 1988 Seoul Olympics was marred by some infamous moments. One of those followed the bout between local favourite Jung Il Byun [변정일] and Alexander Hristov, with a riot and a sit in protest following the bout. It was perhaps only over-shadowed by the infamous Park Si Hun Vs Roy Jones Jr bout. Notably the Korean would go on to have a fairly successful, albeit very short, professional career. As a pro he went 10-2 (4) claiming the WBC World Bantamweight title in his 9th fight and losing it in his 11th before retiring following a stoppage loss to Yasuei Yakushiji.
July 31st 1994-Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Yasuei Yakushiji (21-2-1, 15) vs Jung-Il Byun (10-1, 4) II
In his 11th professional bout Korean fighter Byun Jung-il [변정일] lost the WBC Bantamweight title to Japan's Yasuei Yakushiji [薬師寺保栄]. In his following bout Byun had a rematch with Yakushiji as he returned to Japan in an attempt to reclaim the world title.
December 23rd 1993-Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Yasuei Yakushiji (19-2-1, 14) vs Jung-Il Byun (10-0, 4)
Korean fighter Byun Jung-il [변정일] is best known as the fighter who "sat in protest" during the 1988 Olympics. As a professional he raced through his career fighting only 12 times as a professional. In his 9th bout he won the WBC Bantamweight title which he travelled to Japan to defend against Yasuei Yakushiji [薬師寺保栄].
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