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This news is about Choo Seong-hoon and Asian Games Wushu silver medalist confrontation… Edward Paula Yang.
Choo Seong-hoon (47) is in the mood to fight Edward Paula Yang (38, the Philippines), a 70 kg silver medalist at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, at the ‘One Championship’, the largest martial arts group in Asia.
In an interview with the daily ‘Philippine Star’ on the 5th, Paula, who was also the one-championship mixed martial arts lightweight champion, said, “It’s a really good opponent to face head-on (not passive fighting). Choo Seong-hoon had a big win in the previous match. It makes me want to fight even more.”
Choo Sung-hoon was scheduled to face Miss Paula in April last year, but his arm muscle ruptured during training. Shinya Aoki (39, Japan), who was also a former champion of the One Championship, competed in place of Seong-Hoon Choo and received the surrender by Miss Paula with an arm joint attack.
Aoki is an international star who was ranked second in the world in mixed martial arts lightweight in the late 2000s. In March of this year, in the 199th tournament of the One Championship, Choo Seong-hoon overcame inferiority in the first round and knocked out Aoki with a punch in the second round, admiring him with ‘the fire fighting spirit of an old man in his late 40s’.
Yang Paula also participated in the One Championship event on the same day as Choo Sung-Hoon. He succeeded in rebounding by unanimous decision victory in his official Muay Thai debut match against world-class kickboxer John Waynepa (46, Australia).
Wayne Farr is a standing striker legend who has been a champion of the World Kickboxing Association (WKA), World Kickboxing Federation (WKBF), World Kickboxing Network (WKN), and World Kickboxing Association (WKBA). Ms. Paula said, “No matter what happens in the future (during the match), it has been a great motivation for me to keep moving forward without giving up.”
If the match is successful, it will also attract attention as a battle for the winners of the Asian Games. Choo Sung-hoon is the 81kg gold medalist in judo at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan. At that time, Yang Paula also visited Korea and won a bronze medal with 65 kg of Wushu.
The Chinese martial art ‘Wushu’, which is held at the Asian Games by dividing the weight class, is a Sanda event that allows the throwing technique of wrestling to knock down based on kickboxing where elbow and knee attacks are prohibited. Miss Paula also placed third at the 2005 International Wushu Federation (IWUF) World Championships in Sanda 70 kg.
The relationship between Aoki and Aoki can also be interesting if the two meet. Choo Seong-hoon had a conflict with Aoki since 2008, but won a thrilling victory in the first match in 14 years. Paula Yang has 1 win and 2 losses in three ONE Championship mixed martial arts matches with Aoki since 2016.
One Championship has held 204 events in 23 countries since 2011, including the first in the Netherlands and Mongolia this year. In Korea, it will be broadcast on IB Sports and Coupang Play.
It was the video news team of the Special Times.
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