Daniel Kim Loses By Decision

October 28, 2013
Kim (right) was the quicker fighter and possessed the stronger defense, but he just couldn’t muster enough punches to win. ((Photo - Brett Ostrowski, sharpexposures@gmail.com)

Kim (right) was the quicker fighter and possessed stronger defense, but he just couldn’t muster enough punches to win. (Photo – Brett Ostrowski, sharpexposures@gmail.com)

 

Cerritos resident and UC Irvine graduate Daniel Kim, 23, lost his professional boxing debut on Friday night at Pechanga Resort &Casino in Temecula.

Korean American former women’s boxing world champion and 3-time kickboxing world champion Kim Messer-Caminschi was in attendance, and the following is what she reported after the fight.

Daniel Kim could have beaten Cory Muldrew, but he just didn’t pull the trigger. He was just too cautious for most of the fight. In the fourth round, he opened up and landed clean shots and definitely won the round, but it was too late by then. He needs to get meaner and shift into high gear if he wants to succeed.

He is disappointed, but is not giving up. He said he understands now that he needs to be more like when he plays basketball. More aggressive, meaner, and play with a sense of urgency.

As far as the ladies go, it was an action-packed fight from the first round to the last. Both ladies came out fast and furious, with judges’ scores swaying back and forth for the first three rounds.

Amaris Quintana, the longer, lanky fighter, had her moments of slickness, but Sindy Amador’s relentless, aggressive pressure showed from the fourth round on. Both worked their strong body shots, but Amador’s multi-punch combinations gave her the rounds. Quintana rallied to win the last round, but not enough to take the fight from the more experienced Amador.

Sindy Amador wins by unanimous decision.

Daniel Kim posed with Kim Messer before the fight.

Daniel Kim posed with Kim Messer before the fight.

One Comment

  1. DI

    October 28, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    You can win next time!
    Good job!

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