Controversies in boxing are nothing new, especially where they favour the home fighter or the bigger name man. For many that is exactly what happened when controversy allowed Kompayak Porpramook, the then WBC Light Flyweight champion, to retain his title in his fight with Filipino challenger Jonathan Taconing.
This fight, which took place back on May 3rd 2012 could easily have changed the face of boxing had it gone the other way. Had the bout been scored fairly or the fight ending cut judged to have come from a punch and not an accidental foul we may not have seen Naoya Inoue claiming a world title in his 6th fight or instead we might have seen Inoue fight against Taconing in what would have been a special contest.
Taconing, a rough, hard hitting slugger and Kompayak, a Thai war horse, both traded bombs through out but the controversy over the ending and the judging will always leave fans split over who should have won the bout. Unfortunately though no rematch was ever fought and instead the Thai would lose his title to Adrian Hernandez in his next fight and the rest, as they say, is history.
Interestingly that history has seen both men involved in some thrillers. Notably Kompayak's fight with Koki Eto, which can be watched here whilst Taconing has recently won the OPBF Light Flyweight title, which we are hoping to get a video for one day.
(Video courtesy of ไทยเรค ชุมชนคนมวยโลก)
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