November 2nd 2017-Wansheng Sports and Culture Stadium, Chong Qing, China
Ik Yang (19-2-0-1, 14) Vs Adam Diu Abdulhamid (11-4, 4)
Earlier this month Chinese fight fans saw former world title contender Ik Yang [杨连慧] take on Filipino foes Adam Diu Abdulhamid.
November 24th 2013-Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
Ik Yang (13-0-0-1, 9) vs Hero Tito (16-3-1, 6)
In 2013 fight fans saw Chinese wild man Ik Yang [杨连慧] take on Hero Tito in Macao.
October 28th 2012-Dangjin Gymnasium Dangjin, South Korea
IK Yang (10-0, 6) vs Pongsiri Jayuth (1-2)
Long before Ik Yang [杨连慧] linked up with Top Rank he was making a name for himself in South Korea. One of those early career bouts saw him face Pongsiri Jayuth.
July 23rd 206-MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Ik Yang (19-1-0-1, 14) Vs Leonardo Zappavigna (34-2, 24
This past Saturday fight fans saw Ik Yang [杨连慧] battle against Australian Leonardo Zappavigna in a significant bout on a big US card.
May 31st 2014- Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
IK Yang (14-0-0-1, 9) vs Geisler AP (5-2, 3)
Over the last few years we've seen Chinese slugger Ik Yang [杨连慧] make a name for himself for his wild style. Here we one of his shortest bouts, as he easily saw off Geisler AP.
March 7th 2015- Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China
Ik Yang (18-0-0-1, 13) Vs Patomsuk Pathompothong (29-2-1, 18)
China's big star Zou Shiming may not have been to everyone's taste but it's hard to dislike his compatriot Ik Yang who has a style that draws fans excites audiences. In his most notable bout to date we saw Yang battle against experienced Thai Patomsuk Pathompothong in an IBF Light Welterweight eliminator.
December 16th 2014- Mercedes-Benz Arena, Shanghai, China
Ik Yang (17-0-0-1, 12) Vs Fahsai Sakkreerin (41-5-1, 22)
The Chinese boxing scene has really began to take off over the last year or two and one of the most country's most exciting fighters is Ik Yang, a former South Korean national champion who has continually caught the eye due to his heavy hands and aggressive mentality. In his most recent bout Yang battled against Thai veteran Fahsai Sakkreerin as both men battled for the IBF Pan Pacific title at 140lbs.
Whilst Chinese boxing is still in it's infancy we cannot help but admire some of it's fighters, most notably the always exciting Ik Yang. Yang, who first made a name by fighting in South Korea, though has quickly become a staple of Top Rank's Macau shows.
Part of the appeal with Yang is his style which is flawed, especially defensively, though exciting, powerful and fun.
That excitement and power was on show just a few weeks ago when he fought Thailand's Sukkasem Kietyongyuth and really wiped the floor with the Thai. It wasn't technically impressive but in terms of the performance it again showed us why Yang is one of, if not the, most exciting fighter in China. He may never be a world champion but he will forever be an exciting must watch and highly entertaining man and for that alone we will love following Yang.
This coming weekend sees China's IK Yang, AKA Yang Lian Hui, returning for his third successive bout in Macau under the Top Rank banner. What many won't know about about the Chinese fighter is that he actually made his Macau debut before Top Rank started holding regular shows in the Chinese Special Administrative Region and, on his Macau debut, he showed the potential that has helped make him one of the few Chinese fighters who has received international praise.
On his Macau debut Yang fought Indonesian fight Elly Ray. Ray was making the first defence of the WBO China Zone Lightweight title though hardly looked like a champion as Yang clowned him, out boxed him and thoroughly dominated him in a performance that was nothing short of excellent.
At the time of this bout Yang had fought in 9 previous contests, with 8 of those taking place in South Korea where he had made his name and won a national title, beating Wong Jon Jon for that belt. This bout however was different to those and gave him a chance to impress American fans, which is exactly what he did.
Yang Lian Hui, AKA Ik Yang, has been one of the very few Chinese fighters that has managed to earn admiration from American fans journalists. That's not to say he's China's first international boxing star but many fans who have seen him do admire his style and skill which have been compared favourably to American fighters. Surprisingly however Yang wasn't a product of the Chinese system but instead he was developed in South Korea.
It was in South Korea that Yang won his first ever professional boxing title, the South Korean Lightweight title.
Yang won that belt in May 2012 when he took on the more experienced Jong Won Won and proved himself as one of the best fighters in South Korea by dominating Won with a stylish and aggressive performance. Of course the Chinese fighter wasn't flawless but he showed the traits that have made him him so popular and have helped him become a staple of Top Rank's Macau shows.
Sadly for Korean fans this was the Yang's penultimate fight in Korea as the allure of boxing in the US and now Macau seem to have been too much for him to resist, especially when you consider the fact that the Korean scene is currently crumbling.
In regards to the quality of the video, we are sorry it's not in HD, the video was very difficult to hunt down but we felt, even in this quality, that it was worth posting given that Yang now seems to be on the verge of becoming a major star.
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