Earlier today Boxing M announced that their Super Bantamweight champion Han Bin Suh (4-0-2, 3) [서한빈] will defend his title on July 15th against Jong Won Jung (5-7-2, 4) [정종원], in what will be Suh's first defense of the title he won back in April.
The 19 year old champion made his debut in early 2017 and despite suffering back to back draws, in his 4th and 5th fights, he bounced back with his career best win in April when he stopped Dae Young Lee in 8 rounds to claim the previously vacant Korean title. The challenger on the other hand is a 32 year old who had actually fought to a draw with Dae Young Lee back in February. That draw ended a 3-fight losing run, including 2 stoppage losses on the road in Japan.
Unfortunately the challenger will go into this bout as a huge under-dog given his record, and the fact he had already suffered 4 stoppage losses in his 14 fight career.
This title bout is scheduled for July 15th in Daejeon.
Interestingly Boxing M also revealed that the winner will have to make a mandatory defense against 32 year old veteran Jong Min Jung (9-9, 3) [정종민] in their next bout.
We've gotten word earlier today that Korea's unbeaten Su-Yun Hong (9-0, 5) will make the third defense of her WBO Minimumweight title on February 9th 2014 as she takes on Japans unbeaten teenager Mako Yamada (5-0, 2). The fight, scheduled to take place at the Chuncheon Lakeside Gym in the north of the country, will be Hong's first defense since she defeated current WBC Minimumweight champion Mari Ando back in August.
Going in to the bout Hong will be a clear favourite. This is her fourth WBO world title bout whilst Hamada is taking a massive step up. To date the combined record of Hamada's opponents have been 13-7-1 a massive difference to that of Hong whose last 3 opponents had a combined record of 35-13-1. Despite this Hamada will go in to the bout full of confidence having beaten 2 unbeaten fighters already in here career.
As well as this female title bout we're also expecting to see a 2 other title bouts on the show.
The first of these is expected to be for the Korean Bantamweight title as champion Jong-Min Jung (4-6, 1) defends his belt for the first time. Jung is expected to face Ye-Joon Kim (6-1-2, 1) in what looks, on paper, to be a fight that you need to favour the challenger in.
In the second title bout, also a Korean title fight, we expect Korean Light Welterweight champion Taek-Min Kim (15-6, 10) to face unbeaten challenger Ja-Ik Goo (2-0, 2). Goo, who has stopped both of his opponents so far inside a round will be taking a major step up though Kim has been stopped 3 times, including stoppage losses in 2 of his 3 bouts.
Although this card is yet to be listed on boxrec.com we have it on VERY good authority that it will be taking place.
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