KBM Korean light heavyweight champion Kwak Ki-seong (30, Suwon Typhoon Gymnasium) faces world number one Imam Kataev (29, Russia). If Kwak catches the ‘big man’ Kataev, the challenge for the world championship is expected to materialize.
The boxing academy (principal Kwang-soo Kim)카지노, who was in charge of training Kwak, announced on the 3rd that the match between Kwak and Kataev will be held at the Kudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales, Australia on the 12th. The match was decided as the undercard of the WBO world title match between Tim Chu and Tony Harrison.
After turning pro in November 2022, Kataev has recorded 2 wins (2 KOs) in 2 matches and is also living an amateur life. Kataev is the number 1 amateur light heavyweight in the world. He recently competed in an international boxing event held in Morocco and won the -80Kg class by defeating Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Allen Lopez (Cuba). In both pro fights, he won by KO in the first round.
As his opponent is a giant, if Kwak wins against Kataev, it is expected that he will rise as a boxing star. It is said that Kwak trained with heavyweight national heavyweight players Taek-min Kim and Dong-hoe Kim at the Geumseong Boxing Gym in Buyeo, South Chungcheong Province, and analyzed Kataev’s strengths and weaknesses with WBA Asian Super Middleweight Champion Yoon Deok-no at the Suwon Typhoon Gymnasium.
Director Kim said, “Kataev is currently the world’s strongest boxer, both in name and reality.”