Earlier today Thai hopeful Satanmuanglek CP Freshmart (10-0, 4) [สะท้านเมืองเล็ก ซีพีเฟรชมาร์ท] recorded his 10th straight win as a professional, though did so with good fortune as he narrowly defeated Filipino Marco John Rementizo (8-3, 5).
The Filipino had travelled to Thailand to win and seemed to be the man landing the better shots through out, despite the Thai having some moments off the back foot. The Thai looked the naturally more gifted and heavier handed fighter but the Filipino seemed the man who did things that neutralised the skills of the Thai. It was the visitor who was timing his shots better, and looked more dangerous, with his jabs unsettling the timing of the Thai and his hooks landing clean. It was clear the Filipino had the will and desire, despite maybe not quite having the skills of his touted foe.
As the bout went on, into the later stages, the desire of the visitor became more and more evident as he continued to press the fight and force Satanmuanglek fight back and wrestle. The Thai looked exhausted at times and despite Rementizo throwing a lot he refused to slow down and back off.
Sadly for Rementizo's great effort he wouldn't be rewarded by the judges, as they all favoured the local with scores of 96-94, twice, and 97-93, to give Satanmuanglek his 3rd defense of the WBC Asian Boxing Council Minimumweight title. It was a very lucky win for the Thai, who wouldn't have got his hand raised had the bout not been in his homeland.
News! We try and give you the most interesting news stories from the Asian boxing world!