This coming Sunday there's two cards in Korea, one from Busan and one from Seoul.
Seoul, South Korea
The Seoul card, from the KBA, is the more interesting of the two shows. It's not a huge one but it does have the more notable names on it.
On paper the most significant bout is an 8 rounder between local Nam Jun Lee (10-6-3, 4) and Chinese foe Yong Peng (8-9-2, 5). The 36 year old Lee was last seen in the ring back in May, when he lost to Shuya Masaki. That Lee's only fight in the last 2 years, following solid wins over Sa Myung Noh and Jelbirt Gomera. The 27 year old Peng has been inconsistent since turning professional and he'll need a career best performance to pick up the win here, on his international debut.
In a solid supporting bout the once beaten Uzbek fighter Abdurasul Ismoilov (6-1, 3) will be up against unbeaten Chinese fighter Nuomin (4-0, 1). The 23 year old Ismoilov will be fighting for the first time since losing in a WBA Asia Lightweight title bout last September, to Hwang Kil Kim, but will be strongly favoured to get back to winning ways here. Aged 20 Nuomin is a young fighter who will be making his international debut and also stepping up, massively here.
In a female bout the unbeaten Bo Mi Re Shin (8-0-3, 3) will face off with Indian foe Suman Kumari (4-2-1, 1). The 25 year old Shin started her career 3-0-3 and since then has reeled off 5 straight wins and got her career up and running. Although Shin lacks a really big win, she did stop Chika Mizutani in 2018 and is building some real momentum. Kumari is 1-1 outside of India but would need a massive performance here to notch her second win on the road. Kumari will be giving away a lot of natural size here and will really struggle to keep the local fighter at bay. This could end up being an ugly mismatch.
Busan, South Korea
The other Korean show is a Boxing M card featuring very low level action.
The biggest bout here is a 6 rounder between Kook Min Moon (4-1-1, 2) and Dae Young Lee (2-12-2). On paper this isn't a particularly competitive bout, but we have seen Moon being dropped in the past and he is certainly not unbeatable. for fans who follow the Korean scene Moon is best known for his 75 second win over Yo Sub Lee, in a bout that saw both men being dropped. Lee on the other hand is 40 and has gone 0-6-2 since his last win, almost 2 years ago. This should be an easy win for Moon.