“When I think of the people who support me, I had to win and come down from the ring. With this thought, I endured the 15th round of each match.”
“Korean Hawk,” former world champion Jang Jeong-gu (60, photo), who met with the economy every day at the “Jangjeong-gu Good Boxing” gym in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, said this while recalling his days as a player.먹튀검증
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Jang becoming the World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight world champion in 1983. Afterwards, Jeon Jang won 15 defenses until he won his last defense in 1988 and surrendered the title himself. Jang Jeon, who knocked down strong players such as Katsuo Tokashiki and Hermann Torres due to irregular match management, became one of the ’20th century’s greatest boxers’ selected by the WBC in 2000. In 2009, he became the first Korean to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He is one of the ‘Greatest Players of All Time (GOAT Greatest Of All Time)’ who left a significant mark on the world boxing world both in name and reality.
Jeon Jang cited confidence in his abilities as the secret to his 15 consecutive victories. He explains that he must build confidence that he can win with sufficient training before the match and blow his fist with the belief that his attack will work during the match. “When he gets into the ring, he must have a clear mind and the thought that he must win,” said Jang Jeon. “If he is not confident in himself, he cannot overwhelm his opponent.” The people’s full support further ignited the desire to ‘win’. In matches against foreign players, this sense of responsibility increased. Jang Jeon said, “I thought that I had to win to repay the favor because the people cheered me on like that,” and “Otherwise, I wouldn’t have been able to fight so hard.”
The second secret is a thorough analysis of the opponent. After suffering his first loss in a world title match against Illario Zapata in September 1982, Jang began to develop the habit of watching and analyzing his opponent’s video before a match. He wants to understand the opponent’s strengths, weaknesses and habits and use them during the game. Jeon Jang said, “I looked back at Zapata’s videos whenever I had free time and thought about how to win.” Using this method, Jeon Jang defeated Zapata by TKO three times six months later in March 1983 and became the world champion.
Jang chose his last fight against Japanese boxer Hideyuki Ohashi in June 1988 as his best fight. This is because it was a Korea-Japan match that drew public attention and was an away match held in Japan. Jang, who had already defeated Ohashi, who was called ‘a genius in 150 years’ once, won again in this match by TKO in the 8th. After his retirement, Jang Jeon and Ohashi became friends and got along like brothers. Jang said, “When I went to Japan, Ohashi even introduced me to his parents.”
Jang Jeon revealed that he was able to succeed with the help of many people during his career. “There are many cases where boxers are not paid properly or are not able to blossom their talents because they are used for business purposes, but many people, including Shim Young-ja, president of 88 Promotion, supported them like their own children,” he said. said.
There were also people who approached former player Jang for the purpose of money, who received a high match fee. Jeon Jang said, “There are still many people who borrow money for various reasons and still work for Hamheung. Life outside the ring seems to be just as difficult as playing inside the ring.”
Jang Jeon, who celebrated his 60th birthday this year, said he wants to live an honest and normal life in the future. Jeon Jang said, “My motto is ‘Thousands of people, disease-free movement'” and said, “I want to live a comfortable life, walking the right path without doing things that will cause others to point fingers at me.”