Early today in Seoul fans saw South Korean Lightweight champion Sa-Ya Lee (6-2, 3) successfully retain his title with a clear decision win over compatriot Sung-Tae Kim (5-10-1, 2).
The bout was Lee's first since winning the South Korean title in April with a 10th round victory over
Sang-Joon Park and in the end it was a relatively easy defense for the champion who won by scores of 99-92, 99-93 and 100-92 over Kim.
Whilst Lee had been inactive for 7 months he had been much more active recently than Kim who was returning to the ring for his bout in in more than 3 years, following a technical decision loss to the very good Dong-Hyuk Kim in July 2011.
Sadly for Kim this was a third straight loss following defeats to Dong-Hyuk Kim and Koji Kawamura, back in January 2010.
We're unsure what will be next for Lee though we hope it won't take another 7 months to see him in the ring again.
(Image courtesy of http://www.koreaboxing.or.kr)
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