South Korea meets Thailand in what is sure to be a firefight in the super lightweight 140lb category.
Chan Ho Song is a star on the rise, and could very easily develop into the best pro that South Korea has produced in recent years. At only 19 years of age, he has already chalked up 8 straight wins, and tellingly, has improved out of sight every time that he has entered the ring. This boy is very different to the traditional dour, gritty Korean style that you are maybe familiar with.
Song is fast, has a high workrate, nice footwork, and really works some clever angles. He is definitely durable, and he is developing some power to go with his accurate hands. This is a certainly a boxer to watch for the future - he will be top level !
Anuson Thonglueang has already created some media attention in Thailand, where he has put together 12 wins with only one loss in extra quick time. Similar to his South Korean counterpart, he is a dynamic all action fighter, and he really knows how to be effective inside the ropes.
Whilst his opponents have been lesser calibre than Song, he has dispatched them convincingly, and with real menace ! Anuson Thonglueang as obliterated 9 of his 12 victims by knockout, so Chan Ho Song will need to be careful of engaging in a trading battle with this dangerous Thai.
Chan Ho Song and Anuson Thonglueang will lock horns for the WBO Oriental Youth title.
Chan Ho Song v Anuson Thonglueang
8 rounds WBO Oriental Youth Super Lightweight
THE GRAND HO TRAM RESORT VIETNAM
Saturday December 10