The KPBF may not be one of the more recognisable outfits in global boxing but the "Korean Professional Boxing Federation" is one of the many national bodies in charge of the "sweet science" in Korea. Earlier they announced two international title fights set to be fought under their banner, with both bouts taking place in Incheon on April 30th.
The most notable of those two bouts sees Jong-Min Jung (6-7, 2) [정종민] defending his PABA Featherweight title against Filipino Jason Redondo (11-4-1, 7) in what looks to be a very tough first defense for the Korean. Jung has won his last 2 bouts but is 2-2 in his last 4, and is 3-3 in his last 3. Notably he has faced some good fighters, including Ye Joon Kim, who stopped him in 8 rounds in 2014, and Jung Oh Son, who claimed a decision over him in 2012. The Korean has mixed with good fighters but has never beaten anyone of note.
Redondo on the other hand has lost 2 of his last 3, including one loss to Thai veteran Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo. Whilst he lacks but wins he does hold a notable decision victory over Jerry Nardo. As well as Nardo and Chonlatarn he has shard the ring with Jaime Barcelona and Jimmy Paypa, though lost decision to both of those men. Interestingly this will be Redondo's third bout on the round in 4 contests, having fought in Thailand and China last year, and he is currently 1-1 outside of the Philippines.
The other title bout will see Woo Hyun Kim (5-1, 1)* [김우현] battling against Jayar Diama (7-6-5, 3) for a regional WBA title title.
For Kim, a former KPBF Flyweight champion, this looks to be a step up in class, however it's hard to really know how good he is given that his boxrec record is very incomplete. Whilst Boxrec list him as being 2-0 the KPBF provide a 5-1 record suggesting that this won't be his first bout since he won the KPBF title back in 2014. On the other hand we know that Diama has a complete record and the Filipino had acquitted himself well following a 1-5-4 start to his professional career, including a bizarre 0-0-4 run to begin his career. Last time out Diama was in China where he ran Ma Yi Ming very close, in what was a horrible robbery, and it suggests that there is some promise with Diama despite the less than flattering record. This one could be a a very good match up.
*As noted Kim's record on boxrec is different to his KPBF one.
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