Back in January the KBM held a small, but meaningful, show at the Kimjunghoon Boxing Center in Pyeongtaek. Whilst the venue was a very small one the card was a very significant one and featured a number of KBM title eliminators. Those bouts seem like they were essentially trying to set up the domestic title scene for the coming months with several interesting matches falling in to place as a results of those contests.
Two of those title eliminators in January took place at 154lbs where we saw teenager Sung Min Yuh (4-0) [유성민] defeat Se Yul Yang (3-5-2, 1) [양세열] and, Do Ha Kim (7-1) [김도하] over-come Seung Hee Lee (4-7, 1) [이승희]. Theses contests set up an excellent looking bout between Yuh and Kim for the title, though at the time there was no date set aside for the bout. That however changed recently, with a date and location being announced by the KBM.
Despite having a date set we still need to wait a while on this one, with the contest scheduled for May 3rd, on a show in Daejeon.
Notably this will be the first title bout for either man, but more interestingly it will also serve as a rematch of the Battle Royal 3 final at Light Middleweight, which took place last November. That bout saw Yuh take the victory by decision and give Kim his sole defeat.
Of the two men it does seem like Yuh has to be regarded as the favourite, given his prior win over Kim and his more impressive skill set, however Kim will be in the ring seeking revenge and will be driven by more than just winning the title.
At the moment no under-card details have been announced for this card, though given the show is almost 3 months away that's not too much of a surprise.
Note Kim was previously known as Yoo Seung Jun (7-1) [전유승] until he fought in his eliminator changing
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