HONG TO DEFEND WBO FEMALE TITLE IN KOREA TODAY AGAINST JAPAN’S YAMADA
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.