Shim Young-ja, former chairman of 88 Promotion passed away on Tuesday, October 22nd at the age of 77. Nicknamed “Mama Shim” she was a rare female promoter in the 1980s and 1990s during the heyday of Korean professional boxing. The company produced such champions as IBF mini flyweight champion Lee Kyung-yeon, WBA/WBC flyweight champion Kim Yong-gang, WBA bantamweight/WBC super flyweight champion Moon Sung-Gil, and WBA minimum champion Kim Bong-Jon. Rest in peace.
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