Earlier this weekend fans in Korea had the chance to catch a KBF promoted show in Busan. The card was headlined by an international bout, which saw a local fighter taking on a notable Indonesian visitor, and also featured a Korean, KBF, title fighter at 140lbs, as well as one of Korea's most promising prospects.
The main event saw the unbeaten Dong Hoon Yook (9-0, 5)* [육동훈] score an 8th round TKO win against Indonesian veteran Hero Tito (11-10-1, 3). On paper this looked like a good test for the unbeaten Yook, who had claimed the KBF title last year but hadn't fought anyone of any note coming in to this one. Tito, who had only been stopped twice previously to this bout, was expected to at least take the local the distance but was unable to see out the later stages with Yook proving his credentials as one of Korea's most promising fighters.
The title bout saw the title change hands as Dong Hee Kim (5-1-1, 1)* [김동희] claimed a 12 round decision win over Woo Shin Kim (6-2-3, 2). This was Woo Shin's first defense of the title, following his title victory last April against Sung Tae Kim, though he was unable to over-come Dong Hee who scored his most notable win to date.
One other bout of note occurred on the under-card and saw Hyun Woo Yuh (3-0, 3)* [유현우], who made extremely light work of the experienced Rusmin Kie Raha (14-9-2, 3). Yuh, touted as one of Korea's brightest prospects, needed just 157 seconds to see off the Indonesian visitor. Whilst this was the 6th stoppage loss for Kie Raha the brevity of the bout is notable with only Kazuya Maruki stopping the Indonesian quicker.
(Image and records courtesy of the KBF, note records with "*"differ from boxrec records)
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