It's not often we can describe bouts as “blood baths” but the encounter between Jaesung Lee and Takuya Watanabe from March 16th 2014 certainly does fulfil all the conditions of a blood bath courtesy of a nasty cut suffered by Watanabe in round 2. The cut, which was opened on the top of his head bled, and bled, and bled. It resulted in blood not just covering his face but also the shots of Lee, which at the end of the fight were red, parts of the ring and Lee.
Despite the blood Watanabe fought a brave fight and really gave fans some fantastic action in a fight that could really described as a "sloppy but action packed". Neither man possessed real developed skills, neither man seemed to care too much about defence and instead they just put one of the most fun to watch fights of the year several round of the year contenders, including the 9th round which was great fun to watch as well as the final minute of round 5.
We know Korean boxing is a shadow of it's former self but with fights as exciting as this being shown on Korean TV we really hope someone in the country can be inspired to pick up the sport and make a name for themselves. Sure the skill lacks, tough out the fight but with so much action, heart and bravery we cannot really complain about the sloppiness of the two men.
Enjoy what we are dubbing "the bloodiest fight of 2014"