Yesterday in Indonesia fight fans got their latest chance to see local prospect Ari Agustian (8-0, 8) score his latest win, stopping Thai visitor Suntorn Panhom (3-4, 2) to claim the WBC Asian Boxing Council Youth Lightweight title.
At the moment reports are conflicting, though it's clear this was an early stoppage win for Agustian.
Sources in Indonesia state the Thai had been down in round 2, before being stopped in round 3, though other sources suggest this was stopped in the second round.
This win is notable in some ways as it was Agustian's first since leaving Damianus Yordan and his first since May last year, when he scored an upset win in China against Baolin Kang. Hopefully it won't be another 11 months before we see Agustian fight again.
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This coming weekend unbeaten Indonesian prospect Ari Agustian (7-0, 7) will battle in a regional title fight against Suntorn Panhom (3-3, 2). Interestingly it's now been revealed that Agustian has changed his training set up in the build up to this bout.
The unbeaten Indonesian had previously been working with Damianus Yordan, the older brother of Daud Yordan. Apparently however they have split in rather odd circumstances, with Agustian said to have had problems and wanted to be independent, suggesting that Yordan wanted to instill a sense of discipline in the unbeaten 23 year old.
Despite leaving the guidance of Yordan the unbeaten fighter isn't going alone, and has joined up Cosmas Radias, his former amateur coach. He's been training in Pontiak for this bout and stated that he was ready for this bout, and was sure he would win.
Another young Indonesian fight on the same card is Andika "D'Golden Boy" Sabu (15-0, 8), who will be expecting a real test as he takes on the tough Romshane Sarguilla (7-2-2, 4), and he, like Agustian, sounded confident in comments made to the Indonesian press.
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