March 18th 2000-Jinju Gymnasium, Jinju, South Korea
Jung Oh Son (0-0) vs Yoon Jin Kook (0-0)
In the spring of 2000 fans saw future world title challenger Jung Oh Son make his professional debut, taking on Yoon Jin Kook.
June 6th 2007-Gwanakgu Hall, Seoul, South Korea
Jung Oh Son (11-4-1, 3) vs Jung Wan Kim (9-3, 5)
In the summer of 2007 Korean fighters Jung Oh Son and Jung Wan Kim faced off in a bout for the then vacant Korean Super Flyweight title.
May 25th 2002- Dajin High School, Seoul, South Korea
Jung Oh Son (5-1-1) vs Na Nam Kook (4-0, 1)
In May 2002 Korean fight fans saw Jung Oh Son battle against Na Nam Kook for the then vacant Korean Flyweight title.
February 13th 2002-Jangchung Gymnasium, Seoul, South Korea
Jung Oh Son (4-1-1) vs Yura Dima (10-2-1, 6)
In 2002 Korean fighter Jung Oh Son, who would later fight for the WBA Bantamweight title, took on Mongolian Yura Dima.
August 15th 2010-Goseong Gymnasium, Goseong, South Korea
Jung Oh Son (15-4-1, 4) vs Falazona Fidal (12-20, 4)
In August 2010 the then PABA Super Flyweight champion Jung Oh Son [손정오] made the first defense of his title, face off against Falazona Fidal.
May 1st 2010-Citizen Gymnasium, Asan, South Korea
Jung Oh Son (14-4-1, 4) vs Hendrik Barongsay (19-10-2, 11)
In 2010 Korean fighter Jung Oh Son [손정오] battled Indonesian Hendrik Barongsay in a bout for the PABA Super Flyweight title. Just a few years later Son would fight for the WBA Bantamweight title against Koki Kameda.
November 28th 2009-Sangju Gymnasium, Sangju, South Korea
Jung Oh Son (13-4-1, 4) Vs Won Sun Park (3-2-1, 1)
Not many Korean fighters have fought for world titles in the 21st century. One of the few is Jung Oh Son [손정오] who can be seen here facing Won Sun Park, he would later face Koki Kameda in a WBA Bantamweight title fight.
December 16th 2012-Gwanakgu Hall, Seoul, South Korea
Jung-Oh Son (19-4-2, 6) vs Jong Min Jung (3-4)
In 2012 Korean fans saw Jung Oh Sun take on Jong Min Jung, in what would be Sun's final bout before his 2013 world title bout with Koki Kameda.
Between the 1970's an 1990's bouts between South Korean fighters and Japanese fighters were common things at the world level. Now however just seeing a Korean with a world ranking is a rarity and seeing a Korean in a world title fight is sorely missed by ourselves.
The last Korean man to fight in a world title fight was Jung Oh Son who, on November 19th 2013, challenged the then WBA Bantamweight champion Koki Kameda. The bout was widely expected to be a mismatch with many feeling that Kameda had picked a patsy to make an easy defence against, something he had often done whilst avoid real challenges. What transpired however was vastly different to what was expected and instead of the fight being an easy defence for the Japanese southpaw he was actually pushed all the way, and dropped, in a bout that he was very lucky to win.
Although Kameda was successful in the defence of his title it was to be his final Bantamweight title defence before he vacated the title to campaign at Super Flyweight. Unfortunately for him the Kameda Gym would lose their license just months later and as a result he hasn't fought in 8 months following this bout. Strangely Son has also been inactive since this fight which is a real shame considering how close he came to becoming a world champion in what would have been one of the biggest upsets of 2013.
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