Earlier today Korakuen Hall played host to the latest show from the long running Dyanmic Glove series of shows. The show wasn't the most notable in the series' history, but it was a chance for Teiken to show case some of their notable prospects, with the show held in front of just over 800 fans at Korakuen Hall, and a show that is set to be shown this coming week on NTV G+.
The show kicked off with the debut of former amateur stand out Hiroki Ogawa (1-0, 1) [小川寛樹], who took out Thai teenager Phongthep Bunchari (1-1, 1) in 4 rounds. Ogawa spent much of the first round pressing and poking, showing good patience, before moving through the gears as the bout went on, and in round 4 left hands to the body sent the Thai down for the 10 count.
In a second Japan Vs Thai bout we saw the once beaten Kenshi Noda (3-1, 1) [野田賢史] bounce back from a 2020 loss to Toshiki Kawamitsu, as he took a 6 round decision win over Kitidech Hirunsuk (9-3, 5). Noda controlled this bout through out, and after 6 rounds it was hard to give the Thai anything, in fact none of the judges gave him even a share of the round, turning in identical 60-54 scorecards for Noda.
Another bout that went the distance saw the highly skilled Junya Shimada (2-0) [嶋田淳也] take a decision over Rechel Calo (3-1, 1). Shimada was in control of much of this bout, and was aggressive through out, however Calo came to fight and was looking to land his heavy right hands through out, making Shimada take things serious and keep on his P's and Q's. A good win for Shimada, with scores of 60-54 and 59-55, twice, and one that saw him shaking some ring rust after more than a year out of the ring.
The fourth bout on the show saw the once beaten Hiromasa Urakawa (8-1, 6) [浦川大将] score a 4th round TKO win over Thai puncher Perapan Judkan (8-2, 7). The bout started with Urakawa being cautious, but by round 2 he had seen enough of the Thai to fight fire with fire, which resulted in some messy action and head clashes, with Judkan being deducted a point for use of the head in round 2. In round 4 a jaw sent Judkan down, and the referee waved off the bout without issuing a count.
We saw another 4th round TKO in the bout that followed, as the very promising Hiroto Yashiro (3-0, 3) [矢代博斗] over-came Thai visitor Suphaphon Hanvichachay (3-1, 2), in a battle of southpaws. Yashiro started well, and looked sharp, but was caught by a clean left hand in round 2. Yashiro covered from that left hand and finished the round struggle, before hammering the Thai in round 4, forcing the visiting team to throw in the towel and save their man.
In the chief support bout of the show former standout amateur Gonte Lee (4-0-1, 2) [李健太] made light work of Moo Hyun Kim (9-3, 5), scoring a 2nd round TKO. Lee measured his range well through the opening round before dropping Kim with a short left hand in round 2. Kim beat the count but was under pressure immediately and the referee stopped the bout 50 seconds into the round. After the bout Lee stated that his aim was to become the Japanese champion, and whilst he is some way from a Japanese title fight, it does seem likely he will get a shot in the next year or two, and he certainly has the tools to become a fixture on the title scene.
The main event of the show saw Ryota Toyoshima (16-2-1, 10) [豊嶋亮太] retain the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight title, as he stopped Filipino challenger Adam Diu Abdulhamid (17-11, 9) in 5 rounds. Toyoshima looked the more polished fighter from the off, and landed to the body well in the opening, before mixing up more body shots in round 2. Abdulhamid tried to counter back but failed to get the breakthroughs he was wanting and couldn't slow down the champion who kept pressing and kept landing, eventually forcing a stoppage in round 5, with the referee saving the challenge, whi was on the back foot and offering very little.
Earlier this week Boxing Management Korea (KBM) announced the next fight for their Lightweight title, and it'll be coming surprisingly soon, with a date set of May 2nd!
The match up will see defending champion Moo Hyun Kim (6-1, 2) make his first defense of the title, which he won back in November 2020, as he takes on the once beaten Yun Seong Kim (4-1, 2), who is dropping down in weight for the bout.
Of the two men it's champion who is the more well known, and with good reason. The talented Kim has managed to fight internationally, scoring 2 wins in Japan including a very decent one over Hironori Shigeta, and of course managed to win the KBM title last year, when he stopped Dong Hyun Won in Hwaseong, stopping Won in 7 rounds. Although no world beater he's proven to be a decent fighter, and has rebuilt well from a 2017 loss to Gyu Beom Jeon, in what was his first 6 rounder.
The 26 year old challenger is much less well known and has fought much of his career at 140lbs. He is best known for losing in 2019 to the then touted Jeong Han Cha, an exciting Korean puncher who was being seen as one of the most exciting emerging talents in Korea at the time. Since then Kim has returned to the ring once, stopping Jin Hwan Kim in 2 rounds, in what was a bit of a mismatch.
Coming in to this the champion will clearly be the favourite, though the challenger will be a man with a point to prove.
For fans wanting to watch the bout, along with several under-card bouts, will be streamed on the Boxing M YouTube channel.
Results from KBM title double header!
Earlier today Boxing Management Korea, better known as KBM or Boxing M, held a title double header in Hwaseong.
The first of those title bouts was KBM Lightweight title fight, as Moo Hyun Kim (6-1, 2) [김무현] claimed the most notable win of his career and over-came Dong Hyun Won (3-4) [원동현], with a 7th round TKO over Won.
Kim was the better fighter through out, dropping his man in the opening round then eventually breaking Won's resolve in the 7th round, right at the end of the round. This was brutal, all action, thrill a minute battling, with Kim just having too much of everything for Won.
The 27 year old Kim has bounced back well since a 2017 loss to Gyu Beom Jeon and this was his third straight win, and his first title win. Sadly for Won the 36 old has now lost 3 in a row and it's hard to imagine him getting another shot at a belt before he hangs them up.
In the other title bout KBM Heavyweight champion Sung Min Lee (7-1-1, 2) [이성민] retained his title with a 10 round majority draw against Hyun Tae Bae (6-1-2, 4) [배현태]. This was very much what fans of Korean boxing have come to expect. It was a war, with both men giving their all, and fighting each other to a stand still. Both men rocked numerous times through the bout as both men showed themselves to be free swinging fighters.
Although we've not got the scorecards for this one we were told that Bae was the winner on one card whilst the other two had the bout even, in what was an exhausting bout for both men.
Interestingly both of these bouts were fought under new rules for KBM bouts. Previously the KBM title bouts were fought under rules similar to the WBC's accidental foul rule. Now however that rule has been scrapped, and a fighter will no loner be deducted a point for an accidental foul They have also stated that the WBC themselves are scrapping the rule going forward.
Earlier today Boxing Management Korea (KBM) announced a host of changes to their up coming line up, many of which are alternations to title fights that were previously set for November.
Up at Heavyweight we'll see Sung Min Lee (7-1, 2) [이성민] defending his title against Hyun Tae Bae (6-1-1, 4) [배현태] on November 14th, with Bae replacing Jae Min Kim (2-3-2, 1) [김재민]. This has come about after Min had to pull out for what is described as "personal circumstances".
Thankfully this does seem like a big upgrade at Heavyweight, with Bae looking a much better challenger, and he is a former Korean Cruiserweight champion.
On the same date we'll also see a KBM Lightweight title fight, as Moo Hyun Kim (5-1, 1) [김무현] and Dong Hyun Won (3-3) [원동현] battle for the vacant belt. Kim comes in to the bout having notched back to back wins since a 2017 loss to Gyu Beom Jeon whilst the 36 year old Won has suffered back to back losses, and likely knows it is now or never if he wants to win a title. This bout was scheduled for November 21st but has been brought forward by a week.
The plan to have a double header on November 15th have now been forced to change.
That's due to Hyun Jin Moon (4-0-1, 4) [왼쪽이] and Da Won Gang (4-0, 2) [강다원] having their clash for the KBM Light Welterweight title being cancelled, as Moon has been forced off the show. As a result this planned double header has been reduced to a single title show, with In Soo Jang (5-2-1) [장인수] and Jae Hyun Jo (4-1-3, 1) [조재현] battling for the KBM Bantamweight title.
Sadly for Gang this is not the first time he's seen his title fight pushed back and we could fully understand the talented youngster getting very frustrated at how his promising career has gone this year.
As a result of the changes the plans to hold a show on November 21st have now been cancelled all together, with the only other KBM show being a Battle Royal card on November 29th, as the months goes out with a bang.
Earlier this week Korean Boxing Management (KBM) announced that there was now a bout set to crown their new Lightweight champion.
The bout is set to take place on November 21st and will see the once beaten Moo Hyun Kim (5-1, 1) [김무현] take on veteran Dong Hyun Won (3-3) [원동현], who will turn 37 on the day of the fight.
Coming in the 27 year old Kim has scored back to back wins following his sole loss, to Gyu Boem Jeon, and appears to have his career back on track. Won on the other hand has struggled for form, and has lost his last 2 bouts, though he did score a couple of wins in 2019 and shouldn't be written off.
For those interested the title has been vacated by previous champion Oh Gon Kwon (7-2-3, 5), who is partaking in military service and then plans to increase his weight and begin fighting at 140lbs.
The bout will take place in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, and at the moment it's unclear whether fans will be allowed and whether the fight will be streamed online, televised, or recorded for viewers.
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