Yesterday we saw Taiwain put on a very rare card, but a pretty notable one, despite the fact their was 10 debutants on the card.
The show was, of course, not a hugely high level card but was over all an entertaining one with 7 bouts in total.
Whilst we won't go through them all individually there was a few of fighters who really did impress.
One of those was Indian female fighter Suman Kumari (3-1-1, 1), who looked confident from the start of her bout and dominated Shr Ling Ting (0-1) over 4 rounds. Although Kumari doesn't strike us as a future world champion she shined here, showing great movement, variety and speed to take a shut out decision win. We're really hoping to see more of her in the future.
Another guy who shined was Yu Ting Lin (1-0), who twice dropped Jialun Lu (0-1), but couldn't close the show, in a very commanding win. Lin is young, at just 21, and could become one of the countries hopes with the right training. We also thought that Sheng Tien Hsieh (0-0-1) showed some nice touches of skill, but defensive issues saw him being dropped and only managing to salvage a draw with Chun Hao Tseng (0-0-1) in a battle of 18 year olds. If Hsieh can get a good trainer to work on his issues we believe he could go on to good things down the line.
The star of the show however was Chia Ching Hung (5-1-1, 5) who claimed the OPBF Youth Super Featherweight title, by stopping Anurak Madua (6-4, 4) in the second round. The finish came from a huge right hand that dropped Madua, who got to his feet, before going back to a knee and taking the 10 count. It's worth noting that the Thai had been stopped in his 3 previous losses, but this still a huge win for Hung and Taiwanese boxing, which is still in it's infancy, but is certainly something we're expecting to see grow in the coming years.
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