Earlier this year we saw South Korean fighter Sa-Ya Lee claim the national Lightweight title with a 10th round victory over Sang-Joon Park. Recently he recorded the first defense of that title as he defeated former national Super Featherweight champion Sung-Tae Kim with a clear decision over 10 rounds. For Lee the bout was his first as a champion whilst for Kim it was a long awaited return to the ring after losing his national title to Dong-Hyuk Kim more than 3 years ago.
We won't try and tell you this was a great bout but it is is nice to see a Korean show with a bit of glitz and glamour courtesy of AK Promotions who's whole card looked very different to many recent Korean shows that appeared to be fought in school gyms in front of a handful of people. Hopefully the show was a success for the promoter who may well be able to help reinvent the Korean boxing scene which is looking like it's almost dead.
(Note this bout is not yet listed on boxrec.com)
(Video courtesy of k-boxing
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