Earlier today Korean fans had their second chance to see action from the fledging BoxingM organisation, who are looking to become the premier organisaing body in Korea. The show wasn't a huge one but did feature two title bouts and several Korea Vs Japan bouts. Sadly for the Japanese fighters the card was a less than successful one, with none of the visitors picking up a win.
The card kicked off with an all-Korean 4 rounder between Gi Won Shin (3-0) and Hwang Kil Kim (1-1) with Shin winning a unanimous, but very close, decision. The bout was competitive and really well matched with two judges scoring it 39-38 and the other judge having it 40-38.
The first of the Korea Vs Japan bouts saw Joo Young Kim (5-1-3, 4) score a 2nd round stoppage over Japanese visitor Takaya Shishimaru (5-5, 2), who was fighting for the first time in more than 5 years.
The second of saw Ma Roo Jung (4-3-1, 1) score his first stoppage win as he over-came Daichi Yoshikawa (7-5, 5) with a 4th round TKO. Given that Yoshikawa had only been stopped once before the result does seem like a good one but the 35 year old Japanese fighter had fought just once in the last 9 years and wasn't given much of a chance here.
The third bout between the two countries was the first of the two title bouts and saw Woo Min Won (9-1, 5) over-come veteran Taisho Ozawa (21-9-2, 13) with a 10 round decision to claim a Boxing M title, officially dubbed the MS Boxing Lightweight title. Ozawa didn't travel to roll over and gave the local favourite a real test, but came up short with the Korean claiming a decision with scores of 96-94, 97-94 and 98-93. We're unsure what the MS Boxing title will be, but it's an interesting side note given the bout was originally announced as a WBC EPBC title bout, back when the show was first announced.
The other title bout, and the show's main event, saw Il Kwon Kim (7-3, 4) score an opening round blow out against Juk San Lee (6-4, 1), AKA Ryo Akahori, to claim the interim WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council Lightweight title, in what was a farcical main event featuring a guy who had fought just once in 5 years against a guy who had fought just once in 3 years.
(Image courtesy of BoxingM)
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