Chuncheon, KOREA–An interesting bust-up takes place here today as reigning WBO mini flyweight world champion Su-Yun-Hong defends her title against Japan’s Mako Yamada over ten rounds at the city gymnasium.

This is a highly anticipated face-off between the two undefeated lady boxers, with both media outlets from both countries giving attention to the fight.

Hong came in at 105 lbs, while Yamada was 103 lbs at yesterday’s weigh-in supervised by WBO Asia Pacific chairman Leon Panoncillo.

Hong, unblemished in 9 scraps with 5 KO’s, will be making the third defense of the title he won back in 2012. Yamada, 19, is unbeaten in 6 bouts with 2 KO’s.

Promoter for today’s bout is YMW Promotions headed by Moyung-Woo Yuh.

Third man on the ring is lawyer Danrex Tapdasan while judges are ABC-accredited Salven Lagumbay of the Philippines, Japan’s Katsuhiko Nakamura, and Korea’s Joong-Suk Kwon.

Su-Yun Hong

We’ve gotten word earlier today that Korea’s unbeaten Su-Yun Hong (9-0, 5) will make the third defense of her WBO Minimumweight title on February 9th 2014 as she takes on Japans unbeaten teenager Mako Yamada (5-0, 2). The fight, scheduled to take place at the Chuncheon Lakeside Gym in the north of the country, will be Hong’s first defense since she defeated current WBC Minimumweight champion Mari Ando back in August.

Going in to the bout Hong will be a clear favourite. This is her fourth WBO world title bout whilst Hamada is taking a massive step up. To date the combined record of Hamada’s opponents have been 13-7-1 a massive difference to that of Hong whose last 3 opponents had a combined record of 35-13-1. Despite this Hamada will go in to the bout full of confidence having beaten 2 unbeaten fighters already in here career.

As well as this female title bout
we’re also expecting to see a 2 other title bouts on the show.

The first of these is expected to be for the Korean Bantamweight title as champion Jong-Min Jung (4-6, 1) defends his belt for the first time. Jung is expected to face
Ye-Joon Kim (6-1-2, 1) in what looks, on paper, to be a fight that you need to favour the challenger in.

In the
second title bout, also a Korean title fight, we expect Korean Light Welterweight champion
Taek-Min Kim (15-6, 10) to face unbeaten challenger Ja-Ik Goo (2-0, 2). Goo, who has stopped both of his opponents so far inside a round will be taking a major step up though Kim has been stopped 3 times, including stoppage losses in 2 of his 3 bouts.

Although this card is yet to be listed on we have it on VERY good authority that it will be taking place.