Japan's Shoji Oguma, on Sunday (18 May) scored a knockout victory over South Korean Champion park Chan-Hee to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) world flyweight title.
SV Japanese flyweight champion Shoji Oguma (dark shorts fighting Park Chan-Hee Korean flyweight champion (white shorts) in Seoul.
SV EIGHT ROUND: Chan-Hee, knocked down by Oguma, gets up and led to corner as bell rings.
SV Park being treated by trainer before start of ninth round.
GV Oguma starts to attack Chan-Hee, finally knocks him down with combination of punches. Referee holds up Omuga's hand.
GV Oguma being presented with trophy and surrounded by crowd.
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Background: Japan's Shoji Oguma, on Sunday (18 May) scored a knockout victory over South Korean Champion park Chan-Hee to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) world flyweight title.
SYNOPSIS: Oguma, the 28-year-old former world champion in the dark trunks, entered the ring the underdog. From the opening bell, he took the fight to Park with straight punches, hooks and uppercuts. In the early rounds, the fight went evenly. The Korean Champion, making his sixth defence since winning the title from Miguel Canto of Mexico, often Caught Oguma with series of his famed hooks.
When the eighth round began, Oguma was slightly ahead on points. Three rounds earlier, he'd staggered the champion with a punch to the chest. Midway through the round, Park went down on his knees after a slamming combination of hooks from Oguma. He had not recovered from several straight punches to the stomach earlier in the round. Reprieved by the ball, Park was led staggering to his corner.
He needed treatment from his manager, Suh Sun-Jong. Oguma, five years older than the Korean, went all out for the kill in the ninth. park had glassy eyes and was still dazed from the first knockdown. He tried desperately to tie up Oguma to avoid further punishment, but the southpaw flashed a right hook-left combination to the chin which sent Park tumbling.
It was all over. park, with blood streaming from a cut above his left eye, stumbled to his corner leaving the new champion to face the applause.
Oguma said he was happy to regain the world championship. "Park", he added, "was a good boxer, too."