Just moments ago on the latest WP Boxing event, streamed live by Workpoint and DAZN in the US, we saw fast rising Thai prospect Chainoi Worawut (8-0-1, 8) score his biggest to date, stopping Filipino tough guy Alvin Medura (9-5, 7) to claim the WBC Asian Boxing Council Super Bantamweight title.
The opening round saw Worawut go out with the intention of making this a short night, and was all over Medura with bombs being thrown from very early on. The intention was clear, become the first man to stop Medura. The aggression saw Worawut looking in control, before being tagged by a counter shot very late in the round and being dropped himself. It swung what could have been a 10-8 round in his favour to a probably 10-9 to Medura.
The knockdown seemed to effect the Thai in the second round, and he looked very unsure of himself for the first 90 seconds or so as Medura came forward. It wasn't until the later part of the round that Worawut began to have success of his own, though even then Medura seemed like he had the power to fire back and hurt the Thai.
In round 3 we finally saw the Thai go for it fully again, with his confidence rebuilt Medura wasn't going out without a fight though and every time he seemed to be hurt he would fire back with a big shot, forcing Worawut to back off and reconsider things. This was particularly notable in round 4, when both just unloaded bombs on each other. The power was certainly with Worawut, who landed a series of huge right hands, but the toughness. Madura though had toughness and experience to see out the storm and keep coming.
It wasn't until round 5 that we finally saw Medura begin to look tired, right at the end of the round it looked. It looked like the pressure and pace of the bout was starting to get to him, but he was still firing back in round 6, despite his face now having a second cut, leaving his left eye cut above and below.
The doctor would take a look at the cut, and whilst it wasn't terrible, he did decide to wave it off, with no argument from the Filipino. We suspect that whilst the cut alone wasn't worth stopping the fight for Medura realised he had missed his opportunity and was running out of steam.
With this win Worawut showed, again, that he is naturally a heavy, heavy handed fighter and not someone who should be taken lightly. He did however show that his chin could be an issue, that he was impatient and a little reckless, all things to work on. For Medura the bout, again, showed what an excellent test he is for prospects, and he will not be an easy night for any young hopeful.
Tomorrow fight will be able to see fast rising Thai prospect Chainoi Worawut (7-0-1, 7) take on Filipino foe Alvin Medura (9-4, 7) in Thailand, with the two men battling for the WBC Asian Boxing Council Super Bantamweight title.
Today the two men took part in their weigh in and both fighters hit the scales under the Super Bantamweight limit with absolutely no issues at all.
For fans who haven't seen much of Worawut, also known as Thattana Luangphon, he is regarded as one of the top prospects in Thailand and has genuine power. He's not that polished, yet, but with wins over Yuya Nakamura and Muhammad Ashiq there is real potential with him and the hope is that he can go on to become a major force for Thailand. At the weigh in he was 121.7lbs for the bout and looked in good shape.
Medura on the other hand is a tough Filipino who is riding the biggest win of his career into this bout, a shock upset win in August over Mugicha Nakagawa. He was 121lbs at the weigh in, a full 1lb under the divisional limit.
The bout, which will take place in Bang Phun, will be available on Workpoint in Thailand DAZN in the US.
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Earlier today fans, in both Thailand and the US, were able to see the latest WP Boxing card, which was available on Work Point in Thailand and DAZN in the US, and took place in the Workpoint Studios in Bang Phun.
The broadcast opened up with former world title challenger Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (44-9, 20), aka Karoon Jarupianlerd, taking a close and hotly contested 6 round decision win over Filipino Renz Rosia (15-9-1, 8). The bout wasn't the most entertaining we saw during the day, but was hotly contest and neither man had come to the ring to make up the numbers. The second half certainly felt like the pace, from both, was increased and as we went to the bell it was hard to know who had won. In the end the decision went to the local, though had this taken place outside of Thailand we would assume the decision would have gone to Rosia.
The main event of the card saw Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai (47-1-1, 37), otherwise known as Nawaphon Kaikanha stopping Indonesian visitor Patrick Liukhoto (9-2-1, 7). The bout saw Nawaphon pressing the action through out and eventually he broke down the visitor to record his second defense of the WBC Asian Boxing Council Bantamweight title. It's now clear, more than ever, that Nawaphon needs a serious step up in class again and that wasting at this level will not prepare him when he does fight another top fighter, so fingers crossed he will take on a serious test in the not so distant future. He's too good to keep wasting his time at this level.
Also on this card was fast rising youngster Chainoi Worawut (7-0-1, 7), aka Thattana Luangphon, who stopped Indonesian journeyman Hendrik Barongsay (29-31-3, 18) in the 4th round of their bout. At 22 years old Chainoi is a talented youngster, but we'd again like to see him stepping up in class, especially if he's to feature in a notable on a WP Boxing card.
Earlier today fight fans turning in to Work Point for the latest WP Boxing event saw local prospect Chainoi Worawut (4-0-1, 4), aka Thattana Luangphon, claim his first title.
The unbeaten Thai was taking on Singaporean Muhammad Ashiq (6-1-1, 5) in a bout for the WBC Youth Super Bantamweight title. On paper it looked an interesting match up, given that both men were unbeaten, but in reality it was a mismatch.
The Thai, a genuine prospect, quickly found his rhythm and landed big shots early in the open round. He allowed Ashiq some offense but in reality it was a clearly round for the local, well before he dropped Worawut at the very end of the round.
The Singaporean beat the count, and went out for round 2, though seemed to be well aware that he was out matched, out gunned, and skilled. Body shots from Worawut hurt Ashiq, and had him on the retreat before he landed a huge right hand to drop Ashiq hard. This time the Singaporean wouldn't beat the count, with Worawut taking home his 4th early win in 5 bouts, along with his neew title.
On November 17th Thai fans will get a treat with WorkPoint show casing one of their top domestic prospects in a good test.
The prospect in question is 21 year old puncher Chainoi Worawut (3-0, 3) [ชายน้อย วรวุฒิ] who takes on decent domestic foe Rakniran Muadransarakam (13-2, 8) [รักนิรันดร์ หมวดรันสารคาม] in a notable step up in class.
The unbeaten man made his debut this past May, stopping Hui Lu in 2 rounds, and has since stopped a domestic foe as well as Japan's Yuya Nakamura, this is however a notable step up and and Rakniran has yet to be stopped, with his only losses coming by decision, losing a technical decision in 2016 to Shota Kawaguchi and a close decision to Petchbarngborn Kokietgym earlier this year.
At the moment we're not aware of what other bouts are on this show, but the main event alone makes it worth tuning in for.
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