Sports: Old boxing rivals reunite in Seoul, full of respect, friendship

(From Yonhap)

Two old boxing rivals have met again in the ring for the first time in 17 years, although they were busy showing respect to each other instead of trading punches.

Former World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion Hong Soo-hwan reunited with his Panamanian opponent Hector Carrasquilla at a boxing gym in Seoul on Friday. This was their first encounter since 1999, when Hong went to Panama to meet Carrasquilla through a television show. However, they never wore boxing gloves back then as they explored the wild life on an island for the program. Read more



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