Su Yun Hong to defend against unbeaten Mako Yamada

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.