The fifth bout on "Ring of Champions" saw former South Korean Lightweight champion Ik Yang (16-0-0-1, 11) care of Thailand's Rachamongkol Sor Pleonchit (14-9, 6) in double quick fashion.
Inside a minute Rachamongkol was dropped as Yang went on the immediate offensive. The Thai got back to his feet and tried to make things difficult for Yang but was rocked again later in the round as Yang's aggressiveness and power really took control of the round and proved the intentions Yang had of not just winning but winning impressively.
The Thai, to his credit, managed to see out the opening round and seemed to find his confidence in the second round as he landed some shots of his own in the opening minute. Unfortunately for the Thai his early success in the round was soon forgotten as Yang staggered him with right hands and taunted the Thai. By the end of the second round it appeared Yang was just having fun shaking up the Thai almost every time he landed cleanly.
In round 3 Yang dropped the Thai for the second time and this time the knockdown was hard and Rachamongkol struggled to get to his feet. Although he beat the count the referee, Filipino Danrex Tapdasan, made the right decision to stop the bout with Rachmongkol still on wobbly legs.
With Yang's exciting style, heavy hands and explosive punching he has the potential to be a real star anywhere he chooses to fight, be it Macau, mainland China, back in Korea or the US. The only thing we hope is that he's kept active and kept on TV as he is too much fun to be hidden away from the eyes of fans!
Incidentally this was Yang's 4th bout in Macau and it's come more than 2 years after his Macau debut against Elly Ray. For those who haven't seen much of Yang we do have a number of his fights on video section including his Korean title fight with Jong Won Won.
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