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Yuh Myung-woo is inducted into the HOF

Former boxing star Yuh Myung-woo has become the second Korean boxer inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum.

Yuh, 48, was among 11 inductees announced by the Boxing Writers Association and a panel of international boxing historians on Monday, Korea Standard Time.

They will be honored during a ceremony set for June 9 at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York.

Yuh took the World Boxing Association light flyweight title, beating American Joey Olivo in a 15-round decision in 1985. He defended the title a record-setting 17 times before losing to Hiroki Ioka of Japan in a 12-round decision in 1991, the only loss of his professional career.

He reclaimed the title the next year with a 12-round decision over Ioka and defended the title against Yuichi Hosono of Japan in 1993, lifting his career win total to 38. He retired at the age of 29.

By Moon Gwang-lip

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