Bisek, Kim, And The Throwdown In Midtown

On Thursday evening, Andy Bisek (Minnesota Storm) and Kim Hyeon-woo (KOR) will meet up in Times Square at the annual Beat the Streets Gala. Bisek (world no. 5) and Kim (world no. 3) represent two of the very best at 75 kg, making this battle a potential precursor to a match with far more implications later this summer. Bisek, the popular, talented two-time World bronze medalist, is largely seen as a favorite to find the podium in Rio. Kim, for his part, has already experienced the high of high’s, having won gold at both the 2012 Olympics (66 kg) and 2013 World Championships (74 kg), respectively. However, there is nothing on the line tomorrow night in Midtown Manhattan. It’s an exhibition of sorts, a way to get these athletes under the bright lights for the world to see. A “one-off.” But that doesn’t make the probable action fans may witness any less compelling. Continue reading at