Earlier today in Korea fans were able to see a small Korea Vs Japan card, featuring 5 contests that pitted the two countries against each other. Surprisingly it was Korea who ran out the overall winners, winning 3 of the 5 bouts.
Early on the card Jang Ki Kim (2-2, 1) took a decision victory over Japanese novice Goki Chiba (0-2) [千葉豪] to get the home team off to a good start. Things went from good to better for Korea as teenager Kyung Min Hwang (2-0, 2) took an an opening round KO win against Yasuhiro Okada (3-1, 1) [岡田靖弘].
Japan got off the mark in the third fight, as Tatsumasa Abe (2-0, 2) [阿部 龍征] stopped Seung Yoon Shin (3-2-3, 1) in the second round, with Abe scoring his second straight win on the road. Japan then leveled the scores with Kai Chiba (10-1, 7) [千葉開] defeating Jong Min Jung (9-9, 3) with a unanimous decision.
With the scores at 2-2 it all came down to a bout between Ro Joon Suh (6-0, 2) and Ken Koibuchi (4-3, 3) [鯉淵健], which Suh won by majority decision to take Korea over the line 3-2.
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