We, as boxing fans, are a little bit sick in the head at times and whilst we might all say we enjoy boxing many of us are lying to ourselves and everyone else. What we really enjoy isn't boxing, instead it's a fight. It's not the sweet science that we love but mindless violence and macho mentality of two men who just want to batter the other to a stand still. There is something that seems to appeal to us about savage violence so much more than the a physical chess match.
With that said let us introduce one bout that had little in terms of technical boxing and nuance and was instead a war between men. This contest, from 16th July 2011 isn't a fight you will see mentioned in Ring Magazine, Boxing News, Boxing Monthly or anything like that though was possibly the best fight of the year and it saw Taek Min Kim, of South Korea, battle against Indonesia's Sonny Manakane. The bout was the first defence by Kim of the PABA Featherweight title and showed just how much the belt meant to both men.
For the fight we saw next to no defence in a contest that could be accurately described as an all time great slug fest. Both men just threw shots with little regard of what was coming back and whilst it wasn't the most skilled contest it was thrilling none stop action that featured numerous round of the year contenders, especially round 4.
In the US we often see Compubox used to demonstrate the action and accuracy of the fighters. We're scared that if compubox had to do this fight it's poor computer system would crash with ridiculous activity and connect rate of both men. In regards to the accuracy it seemed neither man could miss, until they both began showing signs of exhaustion and missing shots. It wasn't defensive work making either guy miss but their own tiredness.
The bad thing about fights like this is that neither man is ever the same and sadly that's been the case here. Thankfully however both men did get their chance to be in a bout that brought the best out of each other even if it did significantly age them in terms of boxing and of course it gave us a reason to share the bout with fight fans like yourselves. You may not have heard of the fighters, you may never seem them again, but we beg you to give this thriller just 20 minutes of your time, you will not regret it!
(Video courtesy of SPELV SUPERSINDO)
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