Sometimes the best way to beat fire is with fire and that seemed to be the mentality of Filipino Dan Nazareno Jr when he challenged OPBF Light Welterweight champion Min Wook Kim back in November 2012.
Kim had beaten Nazareno's Filipino compatriot Romeo Jakosalem for the title just 6 months earlier and was making his second defence of the belt. Nazareno didn't seem to care about the reputation of the South Korean slugger and instead went on the offensive from the opening seconds scoring a knockdown of Kim after just 13 seconds. Having had success from the off Nazareno tried to force an opening stoppage.
Unfortunately for the Filipino he was unable to finish the job in the opening round. That however didn't deter him and in the opening seconds of round 2 he again stunned Kim with a heavy handed assault that forced the champion on to eat a considerable amount of leather. Sadly for Nazareno he fell foul of the old adage regarding a fighter "shooting their wad" and quickly the bout turned on it's head as Kim battered an exhausted looking Nazareno until the referee stopped the bout.
In regards to action this was great stuff and shows exactly why we love Min Wook Kim though it also shows why Nazareno is such a feared fighter and why he too needs to be regarded as one of the most exciting but yet unheralded Filipinos in boxing.
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