South Korean boxer vows to restore honor, spar with Uzbek pro boxers

After failing to win a single medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, South Korea’s men’s boxing team is doing special training ahead of the Hangzhou Games.

Their opponents are professional boxers from Uzbekistan.

Reporter Ham Murim was on the scene.

At the national boxing team’s training center, our athletes are getting ready for the Hangzhou Asian Games with a realistic sparring session.

Their opponents are eight professional boxers from boxing powerhouse Uzbekistan.

The men’s boxing team, which was disgraced with a 바카라사이트 bronze medal at the Asian Games five years ago, is trying to restore its honor by taking on the superior Uzbek boxers.

[Lee Sang-min / National Boxing Team: “My speed is okay, but I think I’m a bit weak in strength, so I’m thinking of focusing on strength for the rest of the time until the Asian Games.”]

It’s a good experience for our national team to face Uzbek athletes who combine strength and skill.

[Han Hyung-min/Boxing Team Head Coach: “I thought the players were inexperienced because they haven’t played many matches against foreign players, but I’m training them to remove the pressure of foreign players and take care of their confidence.”]

Abdulrasul, a southpaw with a professional record of 10-1-1 and six K0s, encouraged the team, saying, “I want them to fight well.

[Abdulasul/Uzbekistan professional boxer: “The sparring training was really good, the Korean fighters are outstanding fighters. Korean athletes are preparing for the Asian Games, and I wish them good luck.”]

South Korean boxing was the strongest in Asia until the 1990s, when it swept the gold medals in all weight classes at the 1986 Seoul Games.

A highlight of South Korea’s sporting history in the 20th century, Korean boxing is poised for a spectacular comeback at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

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