Female action returned to Thailand earlier this week as part of a 5 fight show in the Ban Rai Temple.
The lesser of two female bouts saw the experienced Thai Kanittha Kokietgym (20-5, 7) taking a decision over the debuting Ngamta Kwanjaisrikot (0-1) in what was, at least on paper a massive mismatch.
With Kanittha having previously fought for the WBC female Minimumweight title, and putting up a half decent effort against Japan's Naoko Fujioka, who was defending her belt for the first time, this really was about "levels". Ngamta may have seen out the final bell but don't be confused about the winner.
The more important of the two female bouts saw the destructive Rika Matsumoto (5-0, 5) claiming not just her 5th straight stoppage victory but also her first title. Matsumoto, facing off against win less Thai Lamnammoon Kwanjaisrikort (0-5) needed just 2 rounds to finish off the bout and claim the WBC Asian Boxing Council female Light Flyweight title.
Prior to this bout Matsumoto had defeated 4 debutants. We now hope she will be facing a fighter with a victory on their record next time out as she looked to build her record. There is talent there in the Thai based Japanese fighter though just how much talent is the real question.