The diminutive Korean fighter, who won the title last time out with a decision win over Ma Li, hasn't yet had her opponent named for the bout but we've been told not to expect anyone too testing for the Korean given the time frame for the bout.
Hong first came to fame back in 2012 when she out pointed Teeraporn Pannimit for the WBO female Mnimumweight. She made a couple of defenses of that title before losing the belt in February 2014 to Japanese teenager Mako Yamada, who went on to vacate the title and announce her retirement soon after winning the title.
Since that loss Hong has gone 2-0-1, though two of those bouts, including a technical draw with Dan Bi Kim, are missing from her boxrec record as they were fought under the auspices of the KBF, a supposed renegade organisation. The only one of those bouts that is recorded on boxrec was her win over Ma Li, who herself is said to be missing numerous bouts from her record.
For fans interested in watching Hong defend her belt the bout is set to be televised on MBC Sports+