Anyone who has followed this site for a while will know that we are huge fans of Min Wook Kim, the Korean warrior known as "The Sniper". Kim is one of the few shining lights in Korean boxing, along with Ja Ik Goo, and is, at the time of writing, the last Korean man to hold an OPBF title.
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.
Here we include some of the best, most interesting, most exciting or most eye catching videos from around the Asian boxing world.