July 20th 2009-Yangnam Spa Ulsan, South Korea
Dong Hyuk Kim (2-0, 1) vs Hyun Seung Oh (5-1-1, 1)
In 2009 future OPBF Super Featherweight champion Dong Hyuk Kim battled against Hyun Seung Oh.
April 17th 2009-I Park Mall, Seoul, South Korea
Dong Hyuk Kim (1-0, 1) Vs Han Kook Park (5-1-1, 1)
In April 2009 Korean fans got their second chance to see future OPBF champion Dong Hyuk Kim [김동혁], as he took on the more experienced Han Kook Park in a 4 round from the I Park Mall.
December 13th 2008-Ramada Plaza Hotel, Jeju, South Korea
Dong Hyuk Kim (0-0) vs Young Gul Kim (0-0)
In 2008 Korean fans had the chance to see Dong Hyuk Kim [김동혁] make his professional debut as he took on Young Gul Kim. For those who aren't aware Dong Hyuk Kim would later go on to claim an OPBF Super Featherweight title.
February 27th 2011- Gymnasium, Mungyeong, South Korea
Ji Hoon Kim (21-7, 18) Vs Dong Hyuk Kim (3-0, 1)
In recent years Korean fighters have struggled to make a mark above OPBF level with only one Korean really managing to make a name for himself. That was Ji Hoon Kim who got the chance to show his heart, bravery and power in the US. Sadly Ji Hoon Kim's limitations stopped him reaching the top though they did help make him, for a while, one of the sports must watch fighters. In his most notable bout in Korea Ji Hoon Kim fought compatriot Dong Hyuk Kim for the South Korean Lightweight title and the bout was something a bit special with both hammering home major shots in what become a grueling and exciting war that tested each man's resolve. If you've not seen this one it's well worth a watch.
Notable whilst Ji Hoon Kim was off making his name in the US Dong Hyuk Kim was winning the OPBF Super Featherweigth title, a title he lost to Jomthong Chuwatana courtesy of a gruesome injury. If you've not seen that fight it's another that is well worth a watch, especially if you do so ahead of Jomthong's upcoming defence against Daiki Kaneko.
When we think of the most promising and talented Thai's it's very hard not to be impressed by Jomthong Chuwatana, despite a long break from boxing to concentrate on other things, notably his Muay Thai. For those who had seen Jomthong in Muay Thai however his transition to boxing would have been little surprise considering how good he was with his hands.
In 2010 Jomthong began his transition to that of a boxer and just over 2 years after his debut he stepped up in class to fight for the OPBF Super Featherweight title against tough South Korean Dong Hyuk Kim. Despite fighting on hostile territory against a reigning champion and a tough and talented fighter Jomthong just did what he does so well and won.
The fight was a slow grinding job by Jomthong who seemed in control of the bout from early on with his heavy and sharp shots though credit goes to Kim who fought valiantly and showed off the Korean heart that used to make Korean fighters must watch fighters. Sadly it wasn't his heart that let him down here but instead his face which had become very badly swollen on the right side and the doctor had no option but to stop the fight.
From what we understand Kim suffered a very serious injury that has kept him out of the ring for a prolonged time, though there is talk in South Korea that he may be making a comeback either later this year or early next year. For Jomthong however it was evidence of just how nasty his shots are.
(We apologise for the lack of sound, the video we were sent featured all the sound played at around double speed meaning it ran it's course after 20 minutes, we made the decision to use a sound-less version instead of that)
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