Korean's shine on second BoxingM show
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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