Two WBF Champions successfully defended their titles on Saturday, when International Welterweight champ Loic Foure won a unanimous
decision over Kobe Vandekerkhove in France, and Women’s Light Flyweight
champ Ju Hee Kim scored a stoppage win over Ploynapa Sakrungrueng in
Seoul, South Korea.
In France, Foure, making the first defense of his title, was given a
stern challenge by Belgian Champion Vandekerkhove, but in the end it was
the local man who prevailed on the scorecards at the Salle Omnisports
Judges Noel Monnet (France), Jean-Pierre Van Imschoot (Belgium) and
Alexander Plumanns (Germany) all had it in favor of Foure by scores of
96-95, 96-94 and 97-93 respectively.
With the victory, Foure took his professional ledger to 20-7-3 (4),
while Vandekerkhove drops to 21-15-3 (6). Promoter of the card was
In Seoul, incredibly popular Ju Hee Kim demonstrated that she is a
top-notch champion by defending her WBF title for the third time in a
rematch with Thailand’s Sakrungrueng. The pair also fought this past
March with Kim winning in round six, but this time the challenger
managed to stick around until the tenth.
Sakrungrueng did all she could to overcome the fast combinations and
pressure of Kim, but never really managed to gain the necessary momentum
to turn the tide. When Sakrungrueng once in a while had some success,
Kim turned up the heat and in the final round the referee had seen
enough and stopped the bout.
Ju Hee Kim, improved her record to 17-1-1 (8), and Sakrungrueng fell to 9-3 (0). The show was promoted by Geoin Promotion.
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