The Cyber Boxing Zone Newswire
|Two OPBF Champs Win in Non-Title Bouts in Korea: Joe Koizumi|
July 6, 1999
YOSAM CHOI TKO5 MARTIN ACEVEDO
Choi, a short but game boxer-puncher, attempted to finish him early, so he looked tense and nervous in trying to throw big shots. Acevedo kept circling well to keep his distance, but Choi maintained the pressure.
The Mexican sustained a bad gash on the left eyebrow, and it became so worsened that he could continue fighting. The referee declared a halt upon the KBC physician's advice.
Choi raised his mark to 20-1, 10 KOs.
JONGKWON BAEK KO6 ESTEBAN LORENZO
Baek wasn't a typical Korean peek-a-boo stylist but an upright stylist. Though Lorenzo showed a good opening attack in the first round, Baek kept stalking him from the second round on.
Baek, 20-0, 18 KOs, rained a combinations and made him kneed down for the count.
KOREAN SUPER-FEATHER TITLE BOUT
Lee was a very durable fighter who had gone the distance with Kengo Nagashima in his quest for the OPBF title in Tokyo on June 5. But Chun battered him with fast combos from all angles, and bloodied him from the opening canto.
Lee's incessant combination sank him in the fatal session. This reporter was a witness of Lee's desperate fight agaisnt Nagashima, and was surprised at Lee's KO defeat by Chun. The Korean national champ wasn't a hard-puncher, but he could hit in combination effectively.
Ex-OPBF super-light champ JONGHOON YUH, 162 1/4, looked fat and heavy, but outmaneuvered Korean #1 welter contender DAESAN LEE, 161 1/4, winning a unanimous decision over 8.
Some 2,000 spectators were in attendance at Kudok Gymnasium.
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