On June 6th the Won Boxing Stadium in Wangjae, Seoul, will play host to the next KBM title fight, with Kook Min Moon (7-1-1, 5) [문국민] battling against Tae Sun Kim (5-1-1, 2) [김태선] for the KBM Super Featherweight title.
The 21 year Moon made his debut in 2017 and despite suffering an early career loss, losing in his third professional bout, he has rebuilt well and gone 5-0-1 in his last 6, including winning his last 3 by TKO. Notably all of his bouts so far have been 4 or 6 rounders and this will be his first bout over 10 rounds, a big ask of the youngster, but if he can pick up the win he can really use the title to advance his career and move towards a potential Oriental title fight. Despite the pandemic he has been active and has fougth twice in the last 12 months, including once back in January.
Of course Moon isn't the only guy involved here and Kim will also be looking to pick up a win and the title. His debut came back in 2015, and he was active in the first 12 months of his career, with bouts in his first 8 months. Sadly though he took 2 years from the ring, between 2016 and 2018, and hasn't been particularly active recently either, with his last bouts coming in 2019. Despiute that he'll also know that a win here could help him boost his career, massively. To date he actually has the more notable result on his record, a 2019 draw with Jong Seong Kang, but that was more than 2 years ago, and it's hard to know what his ring rust will be like.
For fans wanting to watch the bout will be streamed live on YouTube via the KBM channel, though the bout may end up being hidden behind a paywall and only viewable for KBM Youtube members, essentially paid subscribers.
Yesterday the KBM (Boxing Management Korea) announced the details regarding their next Boxing M Super Featherweight title fight.
The bout will see Kook Min Moon (7-1-1, 5) take on Tae Sun Kim (5-1-1, 2) on June 6th, with the men battling to win a title that was recently vacated by Urmat Amankulov (5-1-2, 4), who dropped from the Super Featherweight division to Featherweight.
The situation with the title has been a rather fluid one over the last 6 months or so. Originally the plan had been for Urmat to defend his title against Kim in December, before Urmat decided to move down in weight. Then the plan was for Moon and Kim to fight on April 4th, before that was delayed, with Moon suffering an injury that saw the bout needing to be rescheduled, with the men then agreeing to the June 6th date.
Coming in to this Kim really is lacking momentum. He has gone 1-1-1 in his last 3 bouts, dating back to mid 2018, and he didn't fight at all in 2020. Although an exciting fighter he has lacked in terms of noteworthy wins, with his standout result being a 2019 draw with the all action Jong Seong Kang, who has kicked on from that results.
The 21 year old Moon on the other hand is entering the bout on the back of a 6 fight unbeaten run which has seen winning 5 and drawing one. Not only is form behind moon but so to is recent activity, with the youngster winning 2 bouts last year and one earlier this year. He certainly has the moment heading into this match up
The bout is set to be streamed, along with the under-card, on the Boxing M YouTube channel.
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