Kim, fighting in a walk out bout, made light work of the over-matched Erick Daniel Martinez (11-4-1, 5), who was stopped from a body shot in the 5th round of a scheduled 8 round bout.
Prior to the stoppage Martinez had been deducted a point, in round 3, for spitting out his mouth piece.
For the Mexican this was a 4th straight loss, and sees his record continue to crumble after an 11-0-1 start to his professional career. For Kim however the win continued his winning streak, which now stands at 14 straight wins 4 straight stoppages, 3 of which have come in the last year. Incidentally the last man to go the distance with Kim, Shinya Iwabuchi [岩渕 真也] will be fighting for Kim's old title in February whilst Kim continues to make a name for himself with the hardcore fans in the West.