Earlier today in Shanghai fans got the chance to see China's Ik Yang (17-0-0-1, 12) dismantle over-matched Thai Sukkasem Kietyongyuth (13-3, 8) to claim the WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight title.
Yang, one of the most exciting fighters from China, dropped he Thai in the opening round before scoring a brutal stoppage in round 8 to further enhance his reputation as one of the most exciting young Lightweight on the planet.
Although it was Yang's power that highlighted the contest there was enough skill on offer from the Chinese to suggest that he has got a bright future ahead of him, as long as he's matched well.
Unfortunately for Yang there is speculation that this victory was tainted. Their is some thought to suggest that he wasn't actually under 135lbs and that the scales were either incorrect or tampered. The idea behind the scales being wrong came from the main event which saw both fighters coming in more than 2lbs under the the Light Flyweight division. Of the 4 fighters in title bouts Yang was the only one within 2 lbs of his limit.
At the moment the speculation is just that, though we do admit that it is awfully peculiar that so many fighters were comfortably under the limit.
(Image courtesy of the13thround)
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