DirectorKwak Kyung-taek Music directorMin-hwa Yun Duration CountrySouth Korea
Release dateJune 28, 2002 (2002-06-28) CastYu Oh-seong (Kim Deuk-gu), Chea Min-Seo (Lee Kyeong-mi), Doo-hong Jung (Lee Sang-bok), Seung-won Yun (Kim - Hyeon-ji), Ji Dae-han (Hwang Jun-seok) Similar moviesPainted Fire (2002), Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (2002), Dempsey (1983), Body and Soul (1981), On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
TaglineThe heart of a Warrior. The Fight of his Life
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Champion (Hangul: 챔피언) is a 2002 South Korean film directed by Kwak Kyung-taek, about South Korean boxer Duk Koo Kim, portrayed by Yu Oh-seong.
A biopic, Champion details the life of Duk Koo Kim, South Korea's most popular boxer, who, in his rise to international fame, faced the reigning lightweight champion Ray Mancini at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 13, 1982. Kim ultimately lost the match after fourteen rounds, and within minutes, dropped into a coma from which he never recovered. The match changed boxing rules around the world; and affected South Korea especially.