Will Hyun-Mi Choi Go for Undisputed After Beating Vanessa Bradford?
WBA junior lightweight champion Hyun-Mi Choi (20-0-1, 5 KOs) has successfully defended the title against Vanessa Bradford (6-4- 2 KOs). Next up could possibly be the undisputed bout with unified champion Alycia “The Bomb” Baumgardner (13-1, 7KO).
Choi is the division’s longest reigning champion since being elevated from interim titlist to full champion in 2013. A former WBA featherweight champion, she has made ten title defenses with the latest victory over Bradford.
After ten fast-paced rounds of action, Choi was awarded a unanimous decision in front of a cheering hometown crowd at the Olympic Park Gymnasium in Seoul. The WBA took to social media to congratulate the champion on retaining the title.
UNDISPUTED IS HOPEFULLY NEXT
Baumgardner is coming off another career performance victory over former unified champion Mikaela Mayer on October 15. The unified champion has made it clear the only thing she wants next is undisputed. Choi made her American debut on the DAZN platform against Calista Silgado in 2020.
The champions were in negotiations to fight before Baumgardner fought Mayer. Despite negotiations failing in the past, things are likely to be different with undisputed on the line.
Choi never grows tired of throwing relentless combination punches in an aggressive manner while working behind the jab. Baumgardner is highly athletic with quick reflexes. She’s also a good counterpuncher that can rip off fast combinations. This fight, if made, has all the ingredients of being a fan-friendly contest.
By: Garrisson Bland