Considering what he has done it may be surprising to know that Kim lost his debut, being stopped by fellow Korean Taek Min Kim in a bout that Min Wook Kim simply wasn't ready for. It was over-aggressive match making though it was match making made in the belief that his team knew they had a special talent on their hands.
Just over 2 months after Kim's debut loss he returned to the ring to fight fellow novice Tae Kyung Um. Um, just like Kim, was fighting in his second professional bout following a stoppage loss on debut. Although the men had identical records their was a gulf in terms of the relative skills of the two men with Kim being several levels above Um who failed to last a round with the talented and very promising Kim.
Interestingly whilst Kim has become a beacon of sorts for Korean boxing Um has vanished from the boxing world. His record stands at 0-4-2 and he hasn't fought in over 30 months suggesting that he's now done with professional boxing. For Kim however the future is bright with rumours of him appearing on an upcoming Top Rank card in Singapore.