Fans tuning in to KBS N Sports this morning were lucky enough to see an exciting card from the Mungyung Gymnasium. The card may not have had much attention in the West though it was a card that was worth tuning in to, especially if you were in Korea.
Much of the interesting regarding the card was focused on some female title action. One of those female title bouts saw Hyun Mi Choi successfully defend her WBA female Super Featherweight title with a clear decision victory over Japanese veteran Chika Mizutani. That bout was an excellent performance by Choi who once again showed off the skills that have seen her become one of Korea's most talked about boxers, and prove that she was more than just a Korean refugee who had escaped the North.
The other female bout was also won by a Korean though was widely over-shadowed by Choi's bout.
This bout saw the rough and tough Dan Bi Kim (11-3-2, 4)* defend the WIBF Light Flyweight title as she over-came Thai visitor Petchngam Sor Prasobchoke (7-1, 1) with a 4th round KO and, in fairness to Kim, really impressed.
The Korean, who has been known to liberally use her head and eat shots in an attempt to break her opponents by all means, looked excellent from the opening bell, letting her hands go at the right time and grinding her Thai foe who had little answer. Unfortunately though the writing was on the wall just before the end of round 3 as Petchngam was dropped and saved by the bell.
That was just a temporary reprieve for the Thai who was dropped hard in round 4 where she remained until the bout was stopped.
Kim, who got completely outclassed last year by Susi Kentikian, looked to have learned a lot recently and we'll looking forward to seeing her again. As for Petchngam she just looked out of her depth and her record was paper thin in terms of competition prior to this contest, her lack of experience really showed here.
*Kim's record may be wrong, and boxrec are missing a number of her fights, including a technical draw with Su Yun Hong and her title win over Lookkwan Sithpracha.
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