The Korean fight scene might have all but died earlier this year though it seems that the KBF are happy to restart with Ye Joon Kim (9-1-2, 4)* at the fore front of their effort to create a new Korean boxing star.
The charismatic Kim is an interesting guy in and out of the ring though it appears that he is viewed as potentially the most promising and exciting of the Korean's currently plying their trade in the sport, a view backed up by the fact he is the current WBC Youth champion at Super Bantamweight.
Kim won the title last year when he traveled to Japan and stopped Akihiro Matsumoto in 9 rounds. He has since defended the belt once with a recent victory over Thai visitor Susu Sithjadaeng and will be looking for his defense on November 9th when he takes on another visitor, Japan's Yoshiyuki Takabayashi (8-4, 3).
Going in to the bout Takabayashi will know this is a very tough test especially when one considers he has never been in a scheduled 10 rounder before and was stopped last time out by Shota Hayashi, interestingly however the Japanese fighter will be the bigger man as he'll be coming down from Featherweight for this contest.
*-Record taken courtesy of the KBF and not boxrec.com, boxrec.com do not currently list the Kim/Susu bout for some reason that we don't fully understand
(Image courtesy of http://www.koreaboxing.or.kr)
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