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Barry Michael

Boxing has been a major part of Michael's life, dedication and total belief and commitment was finally rewards after many years of effort to final become the IBF World Super Featherweight Champion


Michael won the IBF super featherweight title on 12 July 1985 over Lester Ellis.

He made his first defense three months later on 19 October 1985 with a 4th-round TKO win over Korean Jin-Shik Choi at the Darwin Oval in the Northern Territory.

The 25-year-old Choi had a record of 17-1 (15) going into the fight and had won eight straight.

Interestingly, Jin-Shik Choi's only loss going into the fight was to Rod Sequenan (Ellis' first defense), two years earlier by 12th-round knockout

Today, Michael is a boxing analyst in the media and appears on SEN 1116 as well as writing for the Herald Sun.

His rise to become a world champions is enthral and motivational...

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