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Ju Hee Kim Retains WBF World Title

Posted on March 30 2012                                              Bookmark and Share
By: Clive Baum            


South Korea icon and hero Ju Hee Kim showed exactly why she is the light flyweight champion with an emphatic 6th round stoppage over the game Ploynapa Sakrungrueng from Thailand to retain her World Boxing Federation World Title Friday March 30 in Seoul.

Before a packed University Hall of almost three thousand, Kim thrilled the many students at the university where she studied with a dominant display, and improved her impressive record to 16-1-1 (7). Sakrungrueng dropped to 5-2 (0).

After an even and slow paced first round, Ju Hee showed impressive skills and a good work rate, while Sakrungrueng was always dangerous on the counter. However, as the fight wore on the champion gained more and more control, and finally overwhelmed the challenger in the sixth.

Ju Hee will defend again in North Korea at the end of the year. Special mention must be made of WBF representative Moon Sung for his outstanding contribution to the excellence of the event. WBF Supervisor in attendance was president Howard Goldberg from South Africa.

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