July 10, 2020

Lee to defend OPBF 154lb belt against Watanabe tomorrow

By Fightnews.com

Report, photo by Joe Koizumi

OPBF 154-pound champion Jung-Kyoung Lee (7-2-1, 3 KOs), Korea, will defend his newly acquired belt in his initial defense against mandatory challenger Akinori Watanabe (37-7-1, 31 KOs), a hard-punching Japanese southpaw, tomorrow (Sunday) in Seoul, Korea.

Lee, one of a few Korean prospects, acquired the vacant OPBF belt when he finished Australian Samuel Colomban with a single southpaw left in the seventh session here this January. Though his first defense against Watanabe was once scheduled in April, it was postponed until August because of Lee’s injury at the shoulder rotator cuff. But Lee, standing six feet, has recovered and is reportedly well-conditioned prior to his tough test against the Japanese veteran, It will be promoted by TAP Promotions presided by Beatrice Kim, a lady promoter.