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Jung-Il Byun boxer

Jung-Il Byun image
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Debut 1990-02-18
Born 1968-11-16
Nationality South Korea
Residence Seoul, South Korea
bouts
12
won
10
lost
2
draw
0
bouts
12
won
10
lost
2
draw
0
Status inactive
Division bantamweight
Height 5′ 6″/168cm
Debut 1990-02-18
Born 1968-11-16
Nationality South Korea
Residence Seoul, South Korea

Byun is perhaps best known for protesting against a decision at the 1988 Seoul Olympics by refusing to leave the ring after losing a controversial 4-1 decision in the bantamweight competition. He was penalized for head-butting his competitor, Aleksandar Hristov of Bulgaria. He sat by himself in the ring for over an hour. Eventually, match officials turned the lights out and left him in darkness.Byun turned pro in 1990 and in 1993 defeated Victor Rabanales for the WBC bantamweight title in only his 9th fight by decision. He lost the belt later that year to Yasuei Yakushiji, and lost a rematch to Yakushiji the following year. He retired after the loss.

Byun is perhaps best known for protesting against a decision at the 1988 Seoul Olympics by refusing to leave the ring after losing a controversial 4-1 decision in the bantamweight competition. He was penalized for head-butting his competitor, Aleksandar Hristov of Bulgaria. He sat by himself in the ring for over an hour. Eventually, match officials turned the lights out and left him in darkness.Byun turned pro in 1990 and in 1993 defeated Victor Rabanales for the WBC bantamweight title in only his 9th fight by decision. He lost the belt later that year to Yasuei Yakushiji, and lost a rematch to Yakushiji the following year. He retired after the loss.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
July 31, 1994 Yasuei Yakushiji WWWWWW Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 23, 1993 Yasuei Yakushiji WWWWWW Aichi Prefectural Gym, Nagoya World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

LOSS
Split-decision
May 28, 1993 Josefino Suarez WWLWWW Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 28, 1993 Victor Rabanales WWWWWW Hyundai Hotel, Gyeongju World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 10, 1993 Suksawat Torboonlert LWL Gyeongju World Boxing Council World Bantamweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 16, 1992 Rey Paciones LWWWWW Daegu WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 4, 1992 Tarman Garzim Seoul WIN
KO
Nov. 2, 1991 William Ramos WLWWLL Olympic Park Gymnasium, Seoul WIN
Points
July 14, 1991 David Merchant WWWWWL Seoul WIN
Unanimous decision
March 10, 1991 Rey Parreno WLL Seoul WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1990 Eddie Torres LWLLWD Munhwa Gymnasium, Seoul WIN
KO
Feb. 18, 1990 Noel Cornelio WWLLLW Suwon WIN
Points