Earlier today it was revealed that former Thai amateur standout Apichet Petchmanee (1-0, 1) will return to the ring on December 22nd as he gets his first title bout.
The talented Apichet, who debuted in debuted in October and stopped the then 13-0 Attanon Kunlawong in 2 rounds, will be up against fellow unbeaten Thai Sadudee Tor Buamas (8-0, 6), himself a former PABA champion, in a bout for the OPBF "silver" Light Welterweight title.
In theory the champion will have their eye on the OPBF regular title, held by Japan's Rikki Naito (23-2, 7) [内藤 律樹], and that would be something to look forward to in the new year given the amateur pedigree of Apichet and the power of Sadudee.
The bout will be shown on Workpoint, so there will be an international stream available for the contest and looks to be yet another treat boxing fans will be getting in the run up to Christmas.
Earlier today fight fans in had the chance to tune into Workpoint TV to see the debut of former amateur standout Apichet Petchmanee (1-0, 1), who stopped the once touted Attanon Kunlawong (13-1, 10), aka Kongthara KKP, in 2 rounds!
Apichet, who had experience in the WSB as well as the amateur scene, looked every bit an accomplished fighter in the ring as he moved around smartly, looked for counters and struck with some very eye catching body shots. His more experienced foe managed to land the occasional blow of note, but Apichet rode them well whilst connecting cleanly when he landed himself.
In round 2 Apichet seemed to be sent out with with the order making an impression and he did just that, taking the fight to his man and drilling him with a number of right hands up top. Around 100 seconds into round 2 a huge straight right hand to the body Attanon down in agony, in what was a delayed reaction. To his credit he got back to his feet, and continued trying to fight back, but he was a wounded fighter and Apichet went in for the finish, dropping his man again with a crunching left hook to the body after a brutal assault.
Although it's unclear when he will fight for the second time this was a huge win for Apichet and the type of performance that should put him on the boxing map. To do that on his debut is very impressive, and amazing he seemed to do so whilst fighting well within himself.
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