Earlier today the Korean Boxing Management organisation, better known as BoxingM announced that they had ended their relationship with with upstart Koran Boxing Council, KABC. Ending their agreement very early.
The two parties had agreed to work together last November, for a period of 12 months or 12 shows however the the agreement was terminated yesterday, just over 6 months into their deal.
The reason for ending the deal seems to have come following cancellation of shows by KABC, who also had a very low level of quality on their cards and really did little to change. BoxingM did offer advice but it appears that advice was either ignored or not implemented fully and their relationship broke down.
Given how the first few KABC shows were, and if we're being honest they were some of the worst we've ever seen, this may serve as a wake up call for them to sort their stuff out before they end up folding all together. For BoxingM the move to distance themselves does help save their reputation from harm of being associated with an organisation which really didn't do anything to really help professional boxing in Korea.
The always political, and very messy, Korean boxing scene doesn't need more players involved and if the KABC can't manage to put on events of value their fighters really are better off else where. BoxingM themselves are putting on good shows, the KBF also put on some decent cards, though not a high number, and the KBA are also worth some interest. The KABC however were always fighting an uphill battle, and it appears that that battle just got a lot, lot more difficult by losing one of their key allies
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