The Return of Denis Kang - 3/11 - Korea

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ffforgottenx
3/9/07 8:52:36AM
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March 8, 2007
KANG RETURNS THIS SUNDAY

Kang Makes Return This Sunday at Spirit MC
By FCF Staff

Pride welterweight contender Denis Kang (28-8-1) is scheduled to fight in South Korea this Sunday, March 11th, at the Spirit MC’s Interleague 5 event. The American Top Team fighter will face Chae Jung Kyu, whom Kang described to FCF as a “tough Korean with an iron chin and good cardio.” Kang will be looking to rebound this weekend after losing to Kazuo Misaki in the welterweight Grand Prix Finals last November at Pride Bushido’s Survival event. Kang injured his right arm defeating Akihiro Gono that same evening, and as a result, has not competed since that night.

Kang is virtually a “household name” in South Korea in, and is featured prominently in an Everlast advertising campaign throughout the country. The 29-year-old fighter’s Father is Korean, and as a result, fans in that country have embraced Kang as one of their own. Kang is 8-0 with one no contest competing for the Spirit MC promotion in South Korea, and in his most recent fight there, he defeated Albert Basconcelles by KO in just 12 seconds at Spirit MC 8 last April.

Prior to the finals of the welterweight Grand Prix last November, Kang had gone 5-0 competing in Pride, a streak that included wins over Murilo Rua, Amar Suloev and Andrei Semenov.

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kang back in action =
madmarck
3/9/07 11:59:56AM
So is Kang still under contract with Pride? I had thought he had been released since not hearing about him. But i guess his injury kept him out of comission. He is half Korean what is his other origin, i think its french. I know he was born in France.
Stickan
3/9/07 6:52:12PM
isn't he also canadian?

Sad to see that he's on a small korean show and not with Pride ... great fighter with a great future ahead of him.
migo
3/9/07 11:12:12PM
Spirit MC is good for him. It's local so gives him better advertising value in Korea.

He's not quite household. Every one of my students knows Choi Hong Man, maybe 30% of them know Denis Kang. He needs to fight more in Korea to become a real household name.
Jeffanori-Gomi
3/10/07 3:15:05AM

Posted by Stickan

isn't he also canadian?

Sad to see that he's on a small korean show and not with Pride ... great fighter with a great future ahead of him.



My Coach was one of Kangs Training partners a few years back.

Kang rules!
madmarck
3/10/07 11:43:48AM

Posted by Stickan

isn't he also canadian?

Sad to see that he's on a small korean show and not with Pride ... great fighter with a great future ahead of him.


He is a immigrant. I checked it out. And he was born in France. Its just a far away part. It is St Pieree And Miquelon. There are 2 joined islands about 12 miles off the coast of Canada, Not far from where i live actually. So Techinically he was born in France just not he mainland.
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