At the beginning of this year it was only the hardcore and the Thai fans who knew the name "Amnat Ruenroeng". By the end of the year however almost every actual fan of the sport will know it after he became the IBF Flyweight champion and made defenses against both Kazuto Ioka, a split decision win in Japan, and McWilliams Arroyo, a very close decision in Thailand.
Whilst it's those defenses that have allowed Amnat to have his name mentioned in the Fighter of the Year conversations it does need to be noted that another stand out win was his title win, a very hard fought decision over Filipino road warrior Rocky Fuentes, another very good win on paper.
What's worth not particularly about this contest was that Amnat didn't cope well with the pressure in a number of middle rounds though showed his talent late to pull it out of the bag. It's also worth nothing that Fuentes will be challenging Roman Gonzalez later this year in what will give us a chance to compare Ruenroeng to Gonzalez. Sadly we suspect that could be another loss for the under-rated Fuentes.
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