In recent years we have seen a number of strange stories about non-boxers turnign their hand to boxing. In the UK that was seen with Cricketer Freddie Flintoff, in Japan musician Yuki Kurei, who has incidentally ended his career 0-2, and in the US we're about to see Connor McGregor make his professional boxing debut against the legendary Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The latest "non-boxer" to head to the professional ranks is former professional gamer - turn - model No Jin Wook, who has signed with Korean promoter Andy Kim and looks to make his debut before the end of 2017.
In the world of "E-Sports" Wook was a King having won major trophies in 2008 and 2009, including a Warcraft III Cup. Following his success with a controller in his hand he went on to become a model, strutting his stuff at the 2013 Seoul Fashion Week.
Unlike Flintoff and Kurei however Wook isn't some total novice to the sport, having been training since he was a child, and he is said to be eyeying up things like a Korean Super Middleweigth title, and potentially even an Oriental title down the line.
As with Japanese fighters Korean's have to pass a test to get a boxing license, and it's thought that Wook will be having his pro-test in September before aiming for a November debut, and will have an affiliation to the Boxing M group, as well as having his career guided by Andy Kim, who also promotes fast rising Pakistani Muhammad Waseem, who is expected to fight for a world title in the very near future.
(Image courtesy of sports.mk.co.kr)
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