Boxing...and South Korea now has two world champions Kim Sang-hyon became the country's second world?
SV Round 3 with Kim Sang-hyon (South Korea in plain dark shorts) forcing Saensak Muangsurin onto the ropes. Muangsurin fights his way back into the centre of the ring
SV Muangsurin advances towards opponent but takes a number of good counter punches to the face
CU Kim forces opponent onto ropes and lands a number of good punches to the head and body
Kim forces Muangsurin across ring and onto ropes with series of right and left to the head and body
SV & CU crowd watch as Muangsurin moves forward aiming left and rights at opponent (TWO SHOTS)
SV fighters trade blows in centre of ring as crowd look on (TWO SHOTS)
SV Muangsurin falls to the canvas in thirteenth round and is counted out by the referee (same shots) PAN TO Kim being congratulated by his seconds as he celebrates his victory with arms aloft
Korea's first world title of 1978 came in September when Kim Sung-jun defeated another Thai, Nertnoi Vorasingh to capture the WBC light fly-weight crown.
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Background: Boxing...and South Korea now has two world champions Kim Sang-hyon became the country's second world champion when he captured the World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight title in Seoul on Saturday (30 December). It was a surprise victory for Kim who knocked out the former-world and Thai champion, Saensak Muangsurin in the thirteenth round of a scheduled fifteen round contest.
SYNOPSIS: Kim, gave the champion, wearing the striped shorts, problems from the start of the fight. Muangsurin used his experience to get out of trouble, and took the fight to his opponent, hoping to land one of his famous left hooks. But Kim was not overawed by the advancing champion, landing a number of good counter-punches.
It was Muangsurin's eighth title defence in three and a half years. As the bout progressed, he realised he had a real fight on his hands. In the eleventh round the champion looked unsteady as Kim forced him across the ring with a combination of left and rights to the head and body.
Muangsurin, seemed a little short of peak fitness having spent eight months out of the ring because of an eye injury. He realised he was behind on points and needed to score well to retain his title.
The champion's rally was short-lived.
In the thirteenth round, Kim knocked Muangsurin to the canvas. The crowd of two thousand in the Chamsil Student Gymnasium went wild as Muangsurin failed to beat the count. It was a great victory for the unknown Korean, the world title, in his twenty-fifth professional fight.