Yesterday, November 6th, saw the official weigh in for Friday's South Korean show in Seoul. The card, which is mostly 4 rounders between relatively obscure fighters, features an interesting main event between a Korean local fighter Bong-Joon Suk (7-1-2, 2) and Filipino visitor Vergel Nebran (12-8-1, 8).
At the weigh in both men made weight though they looked like they belonged in very different divisions with Suk towering over his Filipino foe.
Whilst the natural size difference didn't come as much of a shock, especially when you consider Nebran is a Bantamweight, it is likely to be a major hindrance to the Filipino who looks several inches shorter than the Korean Featherweight champion.
Whilst size and form both favour the Korean it's worth noting that Nebran has fought at a higher level than the Korean and he may be able to call on that experience to see him through here.
The co-feature on the card is also an interesting one as Korean Lightweight champion Sa-Ya Lee (5-2, 3) attempts to make the first defense of the Korean title he won back in April when he stopped Sang-Joon Park with just 75 seconds left of their 10 rounds.
Lee will be battling against former Super Featherweight champion Sung-Tae Kim (5-9-1, 2) who is ending a 3 year break from the ring following back-to-back losses to Koji Kawamura, in an OPBF title bout, and Dong-Hyuk Kim.
Like the main event this bout is interesting though we need to favour the active man against the returning former champion even though the under-dog is far more experienced in terms of total fights and quality of opponents.
Interestingly this card isn't recognised by boxrec.com though it clearly taking place so we're curious as to whether boxrec.com will recognise it as an unsanctioned card or just add it after they get results. Whatever the case is there we are rather confused by Boxrec's recent updates regarding Korea which have, sadly, been less than satisfactory.
(Images courtesy of http://www.koreaboxing.or.kr)
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