In the final seconds of round 6 Berwela landed a huge sweeping left hand that landed clean on the chin of the local and sent him down in a heap. To his credit Saengan tried to recover to his feet, but the bout was waved off as Berwela began to celebrate the biggest win of his career.
The loss is a huge set back for the Thai, who showed real issues with his ability to take a shot, though at just 18 he does have a lot of time to rebuild. For Berwela however this is the sort of win that should secure him at least one more big bout in Thailand.
Earlier today fans saw Thai youngster Saenganan Sithsaithong (16-0, 7) [แสงอนันต์ ศิษย์ทรายทอง] extend his winning record, and claim the IBF Pan Pacific bantamweight title, with a narrow win against Eric Panza (9-7-1, 2).
The 16 year old Thai was given a real test by his Filipino foe, who will likely feel aggrieved, with all 3 judges scoring the bout 115-113 to Saenganan.
The Thai youngster is regarded by some in the country as one of the more notable prospects, though we do wonder if the fact he keeps moving up in weight is going to be an issue. Less than 18 months ago he was a Light Flyweight and whilst he has developed physically he's not looked like a great force at Bantamweight, thus far.
On the same show fans also saw Olympic champion Manus Boonjumnong (5-0, 3) [มนัส บุญจำนงค์] continue his perfect start to his professional career with a victory over a yet to be confirmed opponent. Manus stopped his foe in the 5th of 8 scheduled rounds.
(Image courtesy of Thairec.com)
Over the last 24 Kiatkreerin have announced a notable bout for one of Thailand's hottest young boxers.
The fighter in question is 16 year old Saenganan Sithsaithong* (15-0, 7) [แสงอนันต์'วัยแค่] who will be fighting fir the IBF Pan Pacific Bantamweight title on March 25th against Filipino foe Eric Panza (9-6-1, 2).
For the talented Saenganan this is the first major bout he's had with the Kiatkreerin stable and will see him looking to add to a belt collection that already includes WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental titles at both Light Flyweight and Bantamweight, with the youngster winning the first of those titles at just 14 years old.
For Panza this is a good chance to score a notable win and he is a live under-dog here despite losing 2 of his last 3 bouts, including a decision in Thailand to Petch Sor Chitpattana.
The bout, along with a contest involving Manus Boonjumnong (4-0, 2) [มนัส บุญจำนงค์], will be aired on Thairath, which stream their content officially on their own youtube channel.
*Saenganan seems to have changed his name again, and is using a different name at the moment.
(Image courtesy of http://www.smmsport.com)
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