Tomorrow fight fans in Korea will be able to see a mouth watering international clash as heavy handed Japanese fighter Masamichi Yabuki (7-3, 7) [佐藤政道] battles #1 ranked Korean contender Min Chul Bae (5-1-1, 4) [배민철] in a Flyweight bout.
Today Yabuki posted on twitter that both men had made weight, by 100g, meaning that bout came in around 111.8lbs.
From the picture that Yabuki posted on social media it appears that both fighters are in amazing shape, and both have taken this bout very seriously. That should be no surprise given that the winner will be pushed up the OPBF rankings and towards a regional title fight.
Sad it appears the bout isn't going to be televised, a real shame given how fantastic the match up is, though we do expected it to be officially uploaded to Youtube in the coming weeks.
(Image - Masamichi Yabuki's twitter)
Earlier today the Korean Boxing Federation (KBF), announced a double header to be held in the Deagu Metropolitan City thanks to KJ Promotions and Won Il Promotions.
The first part of the double header will see Masamichi Yabuki (7-3, 7) [佐藤政道] battle #1 ranked Korean contender Min Chul Bae (5-1-1, 4) [배민철], something that we had previously reported back in December. This is a really good match up and is being promoted as an OPBF ranking match, suggesting the winner will take a huge step towards an OPBF title fight.
The other part of the double header, the main event in fact, is a KBF Middleweight title bout between Sung Jae Jo (7-0, 6) [조성재] and Gyung Mo Yuh (3-5-3) [유경모], with Jo looking to make his first defense of the title.
The main event is scheduled for 10 rounds whilst the co-feature is set to be an 8 round bout.
Earlier today we were informed that Japanese Flyweight Masamichi Yabuki (7-3, 7) [佐藤政道] will be returning to the ring on January 27th for his first bout on international soil.
The heavy handed Japanese fighter will be travelling to Korea for the bout, which will see him facing off with #1 ranked Korean contender Min Chul Bae (5-1-1, 4) in what looks like a fire fight in the making.
Yabuki has lost 2 of his last 3, being taken out in a round in April by Seigo Yuri Akui and losing a split decision to Cuban talent Daniel Matellon, but has proven his ability with early wins against the likes of Rysouke Nasu, Masashi Tada and Gilberto Pedroza. At the age of 26 he is regarded as a domestic prospect, and given his power he is a very exciting fighter worthy of more fan interest than he has had so far.
Bae is less well know than Yabuki but has impressed on the Korean domestic scene, scoring wins over fellow domestic novices, such as In Soo Jang and Joo Ho Lee. Despite being regarded as the #1 domestic contender this is a big step up in class for him, and he will go in as the under-dog, despite home advantage.
We're awaiting more details in regards to this card, but we are excited to see what 2019 gives fight in Korea, as the country slowly seems to be building a bit of momentum in it's boxing scene.
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