We'll be the first to say that not many South Korean fighters right now really take out fancy or catch our eye. One of the few exceptions is Ja Ik Goo who, we are massive fans of.
Good really has all the tools to make a big name for himself. He has skills, he has the Korean mentality, he has speed, he has a amateur background, he has power and, most importantly, he has the wonderful killer instinct.
Almost all of those traits were on show in Goo's second professional bout when he took out Kazuki Hayashi in spectacular fashion. The bout started slowly, though after about 2 minutes Goo opened up with one of the most breath taking assaults we've ever seen from a novice and left Hayashi out cold near the ropes showing his speed, combination and power in thoroughly impressive fashion.
Amazingly just 1 fight later Goo claimed the Korean Light Welterweight title stopping the experienced Taek Min Kim to further enhance his reputation as the most exciting young fighter in Korean boxing. Hopefully he'll manage to get some international exposure sooner rather than later as he has all the traits of a man who could bring major attention to Korean boxing. Interestingly Hayashi has yet to return to the ring following his painful loss.
(Video courtesy of Hyun KIM)