Choi Hyunmi

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Choi Hyun-Mi
Statistics
Nickname(s) Defector Girl Boxer[1]
Weight(s) Super featherweight
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Nationality South Korea South Korea
Born (1990-11-07) November 7, 1990 (age 26)
Pyongyang, North Korea
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 11
Wins 10
Wins by KO 3
Losses 0
Draws 1
No contests 0

Choi Hyun-Mi (Hangul최현미; born November 7, 1990 in Pyongyang, North Korea) is a South Korean female boxer fighting in the Super featherweight division, and a World Boxing Association champion.[2]

At age 18 Choi was asked to prepare to compete in the 2008 Olympics as a member of the North Korean team; eventually the International Olympic Committee decided against including women's boxing in the competition.[3] In 2004 her father, a successful businessman in North Korea, fled the country, followed by his family, who traveled first through China, then were smuggled through Vietnam before settling in South Korea, where Choi's promoters advertised her as the "Defector Girl Boxer".[3]

Professional career[edit]

Choi entered the amateur ranks in South Korea in 2006, winning 5 domestic titles before turning professional in 2007.[3] On October 11, 2008, Choi won the vacant women’s featherweight championship of the World Boxing Association by beating Xu Chun Yan of China.[3]

On the 23rd and 30 January, Choi featured in episodes of the popular Korean variety show Infinity Challenge, where she successfully defended her WBA Featherweight Women’s title against Tenku Tsubasa.

On May 10, 2014, Choi won the women's super featherweight championship of the World Boxing Association by beating Keanpetch Superchamps of Thailand.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

10 Wins (3 knockouts, 7 decisions), 0 Losses, 1 Draw, 0 No Contests[5]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 10-0-1 Japan Chika Mizutani UD 10 2015-05-23 South Korea Mungyung Gymnasium, Mungyung, South Korea Retained the WBA Female Super featherweight title.
Win 9-0-1 Thailand Keanpetch Superchamps TKO 8 2014-05-10 South Korea National Univ. of Technology, Seoul, South Korea Won the WBA Female Super featherweight title.
Win 8-0-1 Japan Emiko Raika UD 10 2013-08-15 South Korea Wolmido, Incheon, South Korea Won the WBA Female interim Super featherweight title.
Win 7-0-1 Australia Shannon O'Connell UD 10 2013-05-05 South Korea KBS Sports World, Seoul, South Korea Retained the WBA Female Featherweight title.
Win 6-0-1 Mexico Rocio Castillo UD 10 2012-05-04 South Korea KBS Sports World, Seoul, South Korea Retained the WBA Female Featherweight title.
Win 5-0-1 Thailand Sainumdoi Superchamps TKO 5 (10), 1:19 2011-12-17 South Korea National Univ. of Technology, Seoul, South Korea Retained the WBA Female Featherweight title.
Win 4-0-1 Canada Sandy Tsagouris KO 3 (10), 1:39 2011-04-29 South Korea Chungeui Temple, Yesan Gun, South Korea Retained the WBA Female Featherweight title. Tsagouris down twice in round 3.
Win 3-0-1 Argentina Claudia Andrea Lopez SD 10 2010-04-30 South Korea Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea Retained the WBA Female Featherweight title.
Win 2-0-1 Japan Tenku Tsubasa UD 10 2009-11-21 South Korea Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, South Korea Retained the WBA Female Featherweight title. Tsubasa down in round 2.
Draw 1-0-1 South Korea Hyo-Min Kim SD 10 2009-05-30 South Korea National Univ. of Technology, Seoul, South Korea Retained the WBA Female Featherweight title.
Win 1-0-0 China Xu Chun Yan UD 10 2008-10-11 South Korea Gymnasium, Jinan Gun, South Korea Won the vacant WBA Female Featherweight title.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hyun-Mi Choi Awakening Profile". Awakeningfighters.com. Retrieved 2016-02-24. 
  2. ^ Sang-hun, Choe (23 October 2008). "'Defector Girl Boxer' supports family with her fists". Retrieved 3 May 2017 – via NYTimes.com. 
  3. ^ a b c d "New York Times, 10-26-08". New York Times.com. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Interview: Super Featherweight World Champion, Boxer Choi Hyon-Mi - New Focus International". 26 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Hyun-Mi Choi". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

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