At the end of 2016 there were a number of stories that went under-the-radar. One of the most intriguing was that former world champion Yong Soo Choi (30-4-1, 20) [최용수] would continued his comeback, at the age of 44, and fight for a title on on February 5th, ona card held under the auspices of Boxing M.
The Korean veteran ended a 13 year retirement from the ring last year, when he stopped Kazuya Nakano in 8 rounds, and is best remembered for his WBA Super Featherweight title reign from 1995 to 1998. He is however a fighter looking to prove age is just a number and in his next bout he will be going up against 23 year old Filipino Nelson Tinampay (11-3-1, 5).
The bout between Choi and Tinampay will be for the WBC EPBC silver Lightweight title, continuing the relationship between Boxing M and the WBC EPBC, and will see Choi fighting in a 12 rounder, for the first time since losing to Sirimingkol Singwancha back in January 2003 in a bout for the WBC Super Featherweight title.
For Tinampay the bout will be his second title fight, following a loss in a bout for the WBF Asia Pacific Lightweight title last year, and will see him looking to string together back-to-back wins follwing successive losses last year.
As well as the title bout the card will feature two notable Korean domestic bouts as Welterweights go into the semi-final stages of a domestic tournament., with SBS Sports expected to televise all 3 of the confirmed bouts.
(Image of Choi courtesy of Boxing M)
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