ICX Seoul results: Dong-Su Kim defeats Kevin Burmester, becomes WKN World lightweight champion.
Kickboxing promotion ICX Seoul was held on Sunday May 14 at Jangchung Gymnasium. The event featured the A-list Korean fighters up against international opponents out of Germany, Thailand, Japan, China, Mongolia, Taipei and Hong Kong. The stacked nine-fight card marked the first time when a prestigious WKN World championship belt was challenged on the territory of Korea. The gala promoted by Sportizen aired live on SpoTV.
Kim Dong-Su of Korea faced off Kevin Burmester (Eiberg) of Germany. The challenge was for the World Kickboxing Network lightweight title. The technical five-round bout went on distance. The unanimous judges decision proclaimed the representative of the country-host as the winner of the contest. Consequently, Dong-Su made history as the first Korean kickboxer to win the WKN title on his home soil.
Also on the main card Lee Sunghyun of Korea stopped Batjargal of Mongolia in the second round with the leg kick. As well, Lee Jiwaen of Korea earned the first round TKO victory against Sin Yi Eva of Hong Kong. Noh Jaegil of Korea KO’d Ting Chieh of Taipei with punch in Round 2.
In summary, ICX Seoul continues the long term collaboration between the major kickboxing governing – the WKN and Korea. The country is prominent for building stars including K-1 giant Hong Man Choi, Jae Gil Noh and Chang Hyung Lee. For several years, numerous fighters out of Korea partake it the various WKN promotions throughout Europe. In addition, the President of the World Kickboxing Network Stephane Cabrera visited Seoul in January, where the number of the upcoming events have been scheduled.
ICX Seoul results
WKN lightweight title: Kim Dongsu def. Kevin Eiberg by decision
Super lightweight: Lee Sunghyun def. Batjargal by TKO R2 0:58 (Leg kick)
Super flyweight: Lee Jiwaen def. Sin Yi Eva by TKO R1 1:12 (Referee stoppage)
Welterweight: Noh Jaegil def. Ting Chieh by KO R2 0:52 (Punch)
Middleweight: Zhang Yang def. Kim Segi by TKO R2 0:56 (Punches)
Heavyweight: Ju Mangi def. Rui Hanajawa by KO R2 1:52 (High kick)
Lightweight: Lee Chanhyeong def. Rungravee Sasiprapa by KO R1 0:57 (Punch)
Lightweight: Mj Kim def. Julia Wolf by KO R1 1:12 (Punch)
Middleweight: Ha Unpyo def. Choi Wooyeong by decision
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