One of the great things about following the Asian scene is that we see things that many won't see. One of those great things happened back in August when we got a very short bout, which ended with one of the best KO's of the Year. It wasn't an all out war, it was too short for that, but was because of the brilliant finish that deserved to go on every highlight reel for the year's for the best KO's of 2019.
Ho Joon Jung (0-0) vs Si Woo Lee (0-0)
Debutant pairing of Ho Joon Jung and Si Woo Lee met in a KBC Rookie of the Year bout at Featherweight. Neither man had much to go on, and even now concrete details of both men are lacking. The only real information we have to go on about the two fighters were the ages. Jung was a 17 year old whilst Lee was 19, as mentioned both were debutants and there was nothing we could possibly do to get any idea what we were to expect.
Despite no expectations of anything special we got a explosive finish after around only 90 seconds!
Juny, in the black and gold shorts, looked the more natural boxer but Lee was the aggressor for the most part, pressing the fight, trying to get close and neutralise the reach and height of Jung. Just 50 seconds in the two men found themselves trading blows, and from there on the bout seemed to instantly get a huge shot of excitement. That excitement would end in dramatic fashion.
Whilst this bout isn't an out and out piece of boxing treasure the ending is! And we need to say a huge thanks to @Hock1717 for helping unearth this contest, we suggest all boxing fans follow him for all the great work he does in sharing more of the sport!
Takahiro Onaga is a regular contributor to Asian Boxing and will now be a featured writer in his own column where his takes his shot at various things in the boxing world.