Last time we did one of these we spoke about magic moments in boxing, and then went on to share Yuichi Kasai knocking the gumshield out of Osamu Nagaishi's mouth in brilliant KO. Today we have another similarly obscure but brutal moment, though this time it's from South Korea, feature two debutants and probably the smallest ring we've ever seen. This was one of those gems that 99.9% of the boxing community will never have seen, whilst those who have seen it have likely rewatched it. Several times.
Jin Su Kim (0-0) Vs Andrew Silva (0-0)
In one corner was Korean teenager Jin Su Kim, an 18 year old southpaw from Ansan who was making his professional debut. Stood at 5'10" he had a long and lanky frame at Welterweight, and towered over his opponent.
That opponent was Korean based Canadian Andrew Silva, a 26 year old who looked like a man compared to the boy he was up against. Silva, like Kim, was also making his debut but at 5'5" he was giving away significant height and reach to the youngster.
The reality is that very little was known about either man at the time. In fact back in May 2015, when the bout took place, Silva was known by just his first name of "Andrew", causing further intrigue into the bout among the curious of the hardcore.
When the referee was giving the two men their instructions two things were clear. The ring was tiny and Kim looked like he was a foot taller than Silva. Their may have only been 5" difference in height but it looked more. The two men looked like they belonged in very different weight classes.
From the opening bell Kim looked to use his physical advantages boxing at range, not an easy task in such a small ring. Silva came forward trying to rough up the youngster but nothing in the first 2 minutes hinted at what we were about to see.
Almost out of nowhere Kim landed a perfect 1-2, with his straight left instantly turning off Silva's lights as the Canadian's crashed face first into the canvas. He was out cold down for quite a few seconds before his team helped him.
We don't imagine many have seen this KO, despite the fact it took place more than 5 years ago, but it's one that really does need to be seen, rewatched and relived! It's that good!
Thinking Out East
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