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PizDoff
12/26/2007 11:38pm,
South Korean boxer Choi Yoi-sam falls into coma after WBO match

Published Wednesday December 26th, 2007

SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean boxer who lost consciousness after his WBO intercontinental flyweight bout is in a coma due to a brain injury, a hospital official said Wednesday.

Choi Yoi-sam lost consciousness and was rushed to a hospital shortly after winning Tuesday's contest against Indonesian challenger Heri Amol. The 33-year-old South Korean boxer was knocked down in the final round of the 12 round fight, but it was not known whether that caused him to pass out.

"Choi's condition is very bad. He is in a coma," said Lee Mi-jong, a spokesman at Soonchunhyang University Hospital in Seoul.

The boxer had surgery Tuesday to stop the swelling of his brain, he said.

"Even if he survives, it'll be difficult for him to continue his boxing career," Lee said

http://www.canadaeast.com/sports/article/166360

Poor guy, hope he recovers

X_plosion
12/27/2007 6:48am,
Poor fellow. That's just about it for his professional ring career. Hoping he recovers.

Airman Kai
12/27/2007 6:55am,
I've never seen it, but I'm willing to bet that a video of that fight would showcase the obvious benifits of ref stoppage over the 10-count. I hope he makes it out of the hospital with all his functions intact.

babo78
1/02/2008 9:30am,
Boxer Choi passed away.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/boxing/7167435.stm

On sidenote, boxing in South Korea isn't popular anymore and pretty much replaced by MMA so lot of boxing fans and boxing industry people in South Korea hoped Boxer Choi could help and bring some good things back to Boxing's popularity.

PizDoff
1/02/2008 2:06pm,
33, and dead from a ring battle.
Never good to hear.

RIP

asimpson2006
1/02/2008 3:08pm,
RIP, it's a shame that some dies in a sport, especially a contact sport such as this.

yodaman
1/03/2008 9:59am,
Boxer Choi passed away.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/boxing/7167435.stm

On sidenote, boxing in South Korea isn't popular anymore and pretty much replaced by MMA so lot of boxing fans and boxing industry people in South Korea hoped Boxer Choi could help and bring some good things back to Boxing's popularity.

You never want to hear that. I could go on and point out the obvious stuff (calling MMA barbaric when it's safer than boxing's 10 count is hypocrisy, etc) but it's a dead horse.:deadhorse

RIP Choi, and apparently RIP South Korean boxing popularity.

babo78
1/03/2008 11:06am,
Boxer Choi passed away.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/boxing/7167435.stm

On sidenote, boxing in South Korea isn't popular anymore and pretty much replaced by MMA so lot of boxing fans and boxing industry people in South Korea hoped Boxer Choi could help and bring some good things back to Boxing's popularity.

Forgot to mention Boxer Choi was also organ doner. His organs were donated to 6 patients.

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200801/200801030015.html
http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/shellview.htm?linkid=12&articleid=2008010302592021610&newssetid=82

OZZ
1/05/2008 5:03pm,
RIP
He won the fight too..such a shame.

X_plosion
1/06/2008 9:50am,
Rest In Peace.