Yesterday fight fans in Shenzhen saw teenage hopeful Ahatelike Muerzhabieke (8-1-1, 5) [阿哈特里克·木尔扎别克] score his biggest win to date, stopping Thai visitor Chaloemporn Sawatsuk (18-6, 14) in the 6th round, to claim the WBO China National Super Middleweight title.
Sources who watched the contest reported that the 19 year old Chinese fighter was too fast from the opening moments, and proved to not only have the edge in speed but also in power, dropping the Thai hard en route to securing the stoppage, which came at 1:38 of round 6.
Prior to the referee stepping in the teenager was well up on the score cards, with the judges having scored the contest 48-44, and 49-43, twice, to Muerzhabieke.
The Chinese youngster, who has looked like a diamond in the rough before this win, has now notched 6 straight wins after an inauspicious 2-1-1 start to his professional career and appears to be coming of age with a win that netted him his first professional title.
Sadly for the Thai this is 6th loss in 7 straight bouts and the 29 year old form the Island of Smiles really needs to consider his future in the sport. Not only has he lost 6 in recent years, but all of those defeats have been inside the distance and it's hard to imagine the sport being good for his health.
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