Kim Myung Hwan powers through Kim Jung Kyun at Angel’s Heroes 3
Angel’s Heroes 3 took place at Heroe’s Hall in Seoul on Saturday night. The seven-fight lineup had the judges earning their wages with only one contest ending inside the distance.
The headliner was a heavyweight tilt between Kim Myung Hwan and Kim Jung Kyun. Many expected Jung Kyun to utilize his speed and strength yet it was Myung Hwan who displayed more aggression and power to get a clean sweep on the judge’s scorecards.
Myung Hwan drew first blood by crushing a left straight and dropping Jung Kyun about a minute into the first frame. He followed his opponent to the floor and rode him while landing light punches to the cranium.
However, Jung Kyun was able to weather the damage and get back to his feet against the fence to survive the round.
A double leg takedown by Myung Hwan was the first taste of action to start the second. Jung Kyun was able to get up and reverse the position. When everything was looking to take a turn, Jung Kyun threw a knee directly into the groin which put a stop to the action.
After a brief recess, Myung Hwan hit a combination and clinched along the fence which allowed for both combatants to switch advantageous positions multiple times. For the remainder of the round, Myung Hwan completed two more takedowns while peppering with punches to open up his adversary’s face.
While Myun Hwan (2-1) gets back in the winning column after being knocked out in his last outing, Jung Kyun (1-1) loses for the first time as a professional.
Best of the rest
The other key matchup of the night had Lee Jun Oh extending his undefeated record by defeating Park Sang Hyun in a grueling two-round affair.
The fight played out within close quarters for most of the duration, however, it was Lee who connected with the harder shots that seemed to have the most impact. Late in the second he secured back control and rained down hammerfists, the closest anyone came to finishing the fight.
With the unanimous decision being called in favor of Lee, Park snaps his two-fight win streak and drops to 4-2. Meanwhile, Lee continues his rampage through the lower ranks and elevates his record to 5-0.
With two impressive victories in the Angel’s Heroes cage, the Nova MMA prospect should get the call-up to face a bigger name at the next AFC event in 2020.