The Korean boxing scene is certainly a mess at the moment with multiple oganisations and factions all leading to a very splintered running of the sport in the country. Today however the KBC took centre stage as AK Promotions streamed a show, dubbed "Homecoming" on their youtube channel.
The card didn't feature massive names nor did it feature future world champions, but it did give us 5 bouts, and several hours of entertaining action, with a couple of KBC title bouts.
The first of those title bouts came in the show's penultimate bout and saw the wild Woo Min Won (7-1, 4) successfully claim the KBC 140lb title.
From the opening moments Won let his hands go with crude and wild shots aimed in the general direction of his opponent, Jin Soo Kim (6-5, 3). Many of the shots missed the target whilst Kim himself took his chance to land some intelligent blows and through the first round it seemed Kim had his man figured out.
Despite being hit in the opening round Won wasn't to be discouraged and in round 2 found himself making contact with his foe relatively early in to the round. This time Won's power was felt by Kim who was dropped hard. Kim, showing the typical Korean boxing spirit, recovered to his feet but the damage was done and Won knew that he had a wounded fighter in front of him.
A follow up attack by Won would send Kim down for the second time in the fight. This time Kim wasn't to recover with the out being waved off as Kim struggled to got back to his feet.
With this win Won becomes the new Korean champion at 140lbs. Technically he doesn't look to be anything special, but he's confident, brash and has real belief in his power. Given the style in which he fought today he may not have a long reign as the champion but he'll rarely be in a dull fight.
(Image of Won courtesy of http://akpromotions.co.kr)
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