Myung Woo Yuh vs Joey Olivo - 1985-12-08 - WBA Light Flyweight Title 15 Round Split Decision

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  1. Russell

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    Would love to see some scorecards on this one. This was a pretty important fight, the beginning of Myung's nearly decade long title reign at the weight, going something like 19-1 in world title fighters.

     
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    Had forgotten about Joey Olivo. Good post.
    Olivo's last fight was against Robert Quiroga from San Antonio.
    Quiroga 2 fights later won the IBF Superfly title and went on
    to have a nice little Title career himself at that weight.

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  4. PhillyPhan69

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    Does Flea man still post on here? He used to add a lot to these type of threads. Oh well, I have not seen it but will check it out tonight or tomorrow
     
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    Back then, I was hoping Olivo would be the guy to make flyweight boxing finally get some credit and tv time in the USA, but unfortunately it never really happened.
     
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    In 1981, Olivo's WBC 108 lb. title fight against Hilario Zapata was televised by ABC. Unfortunately, he ran into an absolute prime Zapata. That was his chance. The networks forgot about him after that.
     
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    Well this sucks! This is kind of like doing a jigsaw puzzle only to find a couple of missing pieces! I was watching round 5 or so I thought, when I realized it was round 6...scroll back to find no round 3. Paying closer attention lol and man round 10 is missing. As well as the first minute of rd 14. Now I scored 14 for Yuh, based upon the 2 minutes available...the thing is the pattern for most of the fight was Olivo controlling the early portion of rounds with his JAB (he needs to get mentioned the next time someone dies a best jabs thread) and fast combos, then when Yuh was able to finally get inside he seemed to close the rounds out better with the cleaner harder punches. There are only 2 rounds that I felt were decisive both towards Olivo. So scoring on the 12 full rounds available (I did not use 14 since it was incomplete, or 3 & 10). I scored it 115-115...but I don’t feel like I have enough facts to rate the decision...enjoyable fight but left with that empty feeling of 7 missing minutes of action!

    Does anyone know if the full fight exists?