July 5th 1987-Palpal Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Jum Hwan Choi (16-1, 5) vs Toshihiko Matsuda (1-0, 1)
In 1986 Korean fighter Jum Hwan Choi [ 최점환] won the IBF Light Flyweight title. In his second defense he took on little known Japanese fighter Toshihiko Matsuda, who was looking to become the second Japanese IBF world champion and the first fighter to win a world title in their second professional bout.
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February 7th 1990-Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Jum Hwan Choi (20-2, 8) Vs Hideyuki Ohashi (12-3, 8)
Today Hideyuki Ohashi is known as the chairman of the very successful Ohashi gym, a gym that controls the careers of fighters like Naoya Inoue and Akira Yaegashi. Back in the 80's and 90's however he was a world class fighter himself. This bout sees Ohashi challenging Korean fighter Jum Hwan Choi, the WBC Minimumweight champion.
November 12th 1989- World Trade Center, Seoul, South Korea
Napa Kiatwanchai (10-0-1, 5) Vs Jum Hwan Choi (19-2, 7)
Back in the late 1980's South Korea was one of boxing's most important countries with numerous top tier fighters across a number of divisions. One of the top Korean's at the time was Jum Hwan Choi, a former Light Flyweight champion. Following the loss of his Light Flyweight title Choi dropped to Minimumweight and challenged unbeaten WBC champion Napa Kiatwanchai, of Thailand. This up and down bout saw numerous knockdowns and a lot of action.
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