This past Saturday was a notable one for Korean fight fans as Boxing M held their latest show, and crowned two new Korean champions in what was an intriguing show from start to end.
The main event of the card was a Boxing M Light Middleweight title fight that saw Cameroonian Asylum seeker Heuk San Lee (3-0-1, 1) [이흑산] over-come Gyu Won Lee (4-3-1, 2) [이규원] for the title. Lee, also known as Abdoulaye Assan, came to career in 2015 as part of the Military World Games, and applied for refugee status soon afterwards. His first appeal for Asylum was rejected but he has made a second attempt, which is now pending.
The southpaw used his skills and movement to over-come an 11 year age gap, en route to taking a unanimous decision, with scores of 99-92, 96-95 and 96-94. And he hopes that the title will help him avoid being sent back to Cameroon, where he fears a lengthy prison setence.
In the other title bout Gwang Shik Na (3-7, 1) [나광식] over-came Da Won Seo (3-7, 1) [서다원], with scores of 98-93, 97-94 and 97-96, to claim the Super Flyweight title.
(Image courtesy of Yonhap news)
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