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.