According to several sources in Korea we will see Korean puncher Je Ni Ma (9-1-3, 8) [마제니] return to the ring on October 9th as he gets the biggest fight of his career so far.
The KBF Middleweight champion was in the ring back in July when he retained his title with a victory against Se Ho Jo, a bout that can be seen below, that bout wasn't just a title defense for Ma but also a warm up ahead of a bout for the OPBF Light Middleweight silver title.
At the moment no opponent has been named for Ma's bout but it's been mentioned that it will be a Filipino who will be named in the coming days and will be ranked in the top 8 by the OPBF, leading.
Although no opponent is yet listed Ma knows the bout will be Sejong City and will be a step up in class, it will also headline a card with a pair of KBF title bouts taking place below his bout, with those bouts taking place at Light Welterweight and Super Middleweight.
Note-Boxrec do not yet list the bout with Joo.
Earlier today Korean fans got the chance to see KBF hopeful Ye Joon Kim (14-1-2, 7) [김예준] in action as he took on, and over-came, Thai tough guy Patomsith Pathompothong (15-5, 5) [ปฐมสิทธิ์ เกษตรพัฒนา] in Ulsan.
Kim, arguably the most promising fighter currently plying his career in Korea, used his more rounded skills and speed to outbox and out punch the Thai, who refused to give in but simply couldn't match the Korean youngster who showed signs of really maturing, at last.
The Korean 23 year old, who hasn't lost since being beaten in his second professional bout by Sa Myung Noh more than 4 years ago, did more than enough to impress the judges who scored him a winner with wide scores of 99-91, twice, and 98-93.
On the same card Sa Myung Noh (10-2, 3) [노사명] over-came a poor start to stop Min Suk Choi (3-3-1, 2) [최민석] and retain the KBF Featherweight title. Noh was dropped in the opening round before fighting back to score a 7th round TKO.
Also on this card fans saw Russian born Korean Je Ni Ma (8-1-3, 7) [마제니] score a dominant 3rd round win over Indonesian veteran Michael Speed Sigarlaki (16-19-2, 14). Sigarlaki was down numerous times before eventually being stopped in one of the most one sided bouts in recent memory.
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