Who is DK Yoo? Background, record, championships, biggest wins of Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent

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Filipino fighter and politican Manny Pacquiao steps back into the ring for the first time since his professional retirement to take on martial artist DK Yoo.

Pacquiao has won belts across eight weight divisions and is a pound-for-pound great, who lost to Yordenis Ugas last year to prompt his retirement.

DK Yo meanwhile claims expertise across disciplines such as Jeet Kune Do, Systema, Tai Chi, Wing chun, and his own Warfare Combat System.

The pair fight this Saturday in Seoul, at the Seoul Arena in South Korea.

DAZN takes a look at the career of Yoo ahead of Saturday's fight below. 

What is DK Yoo's professional record? 

DK Yoo has yet to step inside the ring for a professional boxing fight, and has yet to win a championship in any major fighting franchise.

When is Pacquiao vs. Yoo? Date, start time

  • Date: Saturday, December 10
  • Card start time: 10.00 p.m. ET / 3.00 a.m. GMT
  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 1 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. GMT

The preliminary card is set to get underway at 10.00 p.m. ET / 3.00 a.m. GMT with the Pacquiao vs. Yoo ringwalks scheduled for 1 a.m. ET / 6 a.m. GMT. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

What channel/stream is Pacquiao vs. Yoo?

  • U.S & ROW: Fite TV

The fight will be broadcast on FITE TV.

Where is the Pacquiao vs. Yoo fight?

The fight will be staged at the Seoul Arena in Seoul, South Korea.

Manny Pacquiao record and bio

  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Date of Birth: December 17, 1978
  • Height: 5' 5.5"     
  • Reach: 67"    
  • Total Fights: 72
  • Record: 62-8-2 (39 KOs)   

DK Yoo record and bio

  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: April 17, 1979     
  • Height: 5' 7"   
  • Reach: N/A    
  • Total Fights:  N/A
  • Record:  N/A     

Pacquiao vs. Yoo fight card

  • Manny Pacquiao vs. DK Yoo; Middleweight
  • Jose Luis Castillo vs. Min Guk Ju
  • Min Wook Kim vs. Marcus Davidson
  • Abel Mendoza vs. Cristian Ruben Mino
  • Nico Hernandez vs. Jae Young Kim
  • Maurice Lee vs. Shin Yong Kim
  • Marcell Davidson vs. Yoon Bin Han
  • Sean Garcia vs. Seung Ho Yang

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