The Thai looked aggressive from the opening moments, but lacked the skills needed to match his aggression, and instead it was Reveco who managed to get his shots off, landing shots with both hands. There were moments that the Thai had success, using his size and natural strength to press Reveco with some success but on the whole it was the combinations of the local favourite that impressed and looked incredibly fluid as he showed not only skills but also his experience.
As the bout wore on Eaktawan really did just refuse to back down from the fight, pursuing Reveco hard in the later stages and having some eye catching moments in round 11, but much like Yoshihiro Kamegai against Miguel Cotto, the aggression and pressure was never effective enough to have Reveco in too many issues. It was more competitive than the Kamegai Vs Cotto bout.
When we came to the final bell there was no doubting the winner, despite the effort of the Thai, and Reveco was well deserving of the victory, but Eaktawan certainly came to fight and will come again with his exciting style, gutsy mentality and refusal to just accept a loss. He never stopped trying and will be welcomed back at Oriental level in a heart beat. He's a solid fighter but no world beater, yet, though the potential is for him to rebuild and he seems to have the mentality to bounce back time and time again.
For Reveco a bout with Nietes either later this year or early next year would be an attractive match up,a good pay day and a winnable contest, which would be very fun to watch and feature a very high skill level. Hopefully that bout takes place sooner rather than later.