We love the idea that Asian boxing is growing and this Tuesday sees major action returning to South Korea for the first time in years as the country hosts two world title fights. One female and one male.
The headline bout here sees Koki Kameda (31-1, 17) defending his WBA Bantamweight title against Korean Jung-Oh Son (20-4-2, 6). Son will be the first Korean world title challenger since Ji-Hoon Kim challenger Miguel Vazquez for the IBF Lightweight title back in 2010. Like Kim back then, Son will be viewed as a major under-dog though will be seeking to be the first male Korean champion since In-Jin Chi almost 7 years ago.
Kameda's fight will be joined by a female world title bout between Anabel Ortiz (12-3, 2) and Hye-Soo Park (3-6-1, 1). This will be the first defense by Ortiz of the WBA Minimumweight title that she claimed when she defeated Etsuko Tada back in July. On paper this appears to be a total mismatch and we can't really see anyway in which Ortiz will lose her title.
As well as the two title fights we also believe there will be a third notable bout on the show as the hard hitting Akinori Watanabe (29-4, 25) fights Kyung-Suk Kwak (10-8, 7). Boxrec have this down as a PABA title fight though the PABA themselves don't have this down as one. As with the other two fights on the show, it's hard to imagine the Korean fighter scoring a victory here.