Earlier this month the KBC announced that their star Ye Joon Kim (12-1-2, 6) would be returning to the ring on December 12th to defend his IBF Youth Super Bantamweight title. The Korean youngster will be up against former world title challenger Angky Angkotta (27-11-1, 14)*, who is well known for a pair of fights with Jorge Arce, for the WBO Super Flyweight and WBO Bantamweight titles.
On paper it's a big step up for Kim though the reality is that he's continuing to develop whilst treading water with Angkota posing little threat now a days.
Aged 34 the Indonesian challenger is a fighter who was once considered as one of the best Indonesian fighters out there and he does hold some notable wins, including the only defeat of Donnie Nietes, a win over Sonny Boy Jaro. Sadly however in recent years he has struggled. He has lost his last 4, including a stoppage loss to Genesis Servania, and won just once in his 8 bouts, in bouts dating back more than 4 years.
For Kim, who is unbeaten since a decision loss to Sa Myung Noh in his second pro bout more than 3 years ago, this is a chance to score a 9th successive win and continue to develop as the KBC's face of professional boxing.
The bout is set to be aired on Korean channel MBC Sports and will be the main event of an other less than stellar card with the end being held in Jeju.
*The KBC list Angkotta's record as 32-11-1 (18), Kim is known to have had a bout that isn't included on the boxrec.com database.
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