August 13th 2006-Creo, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Jung Bum Kim (25-3-1, 21) vs Daigoro Yamamoto (11-2-3, 9)
In 2006 Korean fighter Jung Bum Kim [김정범] travelled to Japan to defend the OPBF Light Welterweight title against Japanese challenger Daigoro Yamamoto, in what was Kim's 3rd defense of the title.
October 20th 1999-Dangjin Primary School, Dangjin, South Korea
Jung Bum Kim (9-1-1, 8) vs Hyuk Jin Kwon (5-2, 4)
In October 1999 Korean fans saw Jung Bum Kim [김정범], a former OPBF champion, take on Hyuk Jin Kwon in what was Kim's second defense of the Korean Light Welterweight title, and like many of Kim's fight it was intense and highly entertaining for fans.
November 6th 2005-Shimizu Marine Building, Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan
Jung Bum Kim (23-3-1, 19) vs Tsukasa Kashiwagi (13-8-2, 10)
In October 2004 Jong Bum Kim claimed the OPBF Light Welterweight title. In Novemeber 2005 he made his first defense of the title, taking on Japan's Tsukasa Kashiwagi in a thrilling, brutal and violently short bout.
April 21st 2005-The Avalon, Hollywood, California, USA
Jung Bum Kim (23-2-1, 19) Vs Arturo Morua (22-6-1, 14)
In 2005 American fans got a chance to see the "Oriental Express" in action, as Jung Bum Kim rolled into Hollywood to battle Arturo Morua in an interesting looking 10 rounder.
September 15th 2001-Geumsan Gymnasium, Geumsan-Gun, Chungcheongnam-Do, South Korea
Jung Bum Kim (14-1-1, 11) vs Hwan Young Park (10-1, 10)
In 2001 Korean fight fans got an absolute treat, as Jung Bum Kim took on Hwan Young Park in a bout for the South Korean Light Welterweight title.
September 20th 2008- Jongha Gymnasium, Ulsan, South Korea
Jung-Bum Kim (30-3-1, 26) vs Singdet Nonpitayakom (2-1, 1)
Korean fighter Jung Bum Kim is often a forgotten man but the former OPBF champion, dubbed the "Orient Express", was actually a really fun to watch fighter and someone who we enjoy watching. We recently stumbled on his 2008 bout with Singdet Nonpitayakom and we'll be honest, this was a mismatch, but really like watching Kim fights.
October 13th 2007-Donggu Culture Hall, Daegu, South Korea
Jung Bum Kim (28-3-1, 24) Vs Songnarong Kiatsingnoi (5-3, 5)
One of the last notable Korean fighters was Jung Bum Kim [김정범] who held, and defended, the OPBF Light Welterweight crown in the 00's. Among those he faced as champion was Thailand's Songnarong Kiatsingnoi.
January 27th 2007-Namseoul University, Cheonan, South Korea
Jung-Bum Kim (26-3-1, 22) vs Sataporn Singwancha (17-3, 10)
Korean fighter Jung Bum Kim [김정범] was one of the last Korean's of note. The Korean held the OPBF title for several years and made numerous defenses, including this one over Thailand's game but limited Sataporn Singwancha [สถาพร สิงห์วังชา]in 2007.
Note-Kim's record on screen is 26-3-1 (21)
October 18th 2004- Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Jung-Bum Kim (22-2-1, 18) v Masakazu Satake (20-3-4, 13)
We've not seen many Korean fighters make a name for themselves over the last decade, and that is sad. One of the last really notable Korean fighters was Jung Bum Kim [김정범], AKA "The Oriental Express". In 2004 he fought in one of his most notable bouts as he took on the then OPBF 140lb champion Satake Masakazu [佐竹政一] of Japan. If you've not seen Kim before then we really do recommend watching this one, which was his international debut.
Note-The on screen graphic lists Kim as being 22-2-1 (17)
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