September 11th 2013-Bodymaker Colosseum, Osaka, Osaka, Japan
Kazuto Ioka (12-0, 8) Vs Kwanthai Sithmorseng (43-1-1, 22)
The second defense of the WBA Light Flyweight title by Kazuto Ioka [井岡 一翔] saw the Osakan battle against Thai veteran Kwanthai Sithmorseng.
May 6th 2015- Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan
Ryoichi Taguchi (22-2-1, 8) Vs Kwanthai Sithmorseng (49-3-1, 26)
Last year we saw Ryoichi Taguchi claim his biggest win as he out pointed Peruvian Alberto Rossel and claimed the WBA Light Flyweight title. In his first defense of that title the "Baby Faced Assassin" took on Thai veteran Kwanthai Sithmorseng, a former WBA Minimumweight champion.
(Video courtesy of tko.in.th)
January 6th 2015- Rattanakosin Sompot Lad Krabang School , Bangkok, Thailand
Kwanthai Sithmorseng (48-3-1, 25) Vs Ponidi (1-12-1)
Former world champion Kwanthai Sithmorseng has had a brilliant career in some ways though recently he has struggled. Coming into 2015 he had lost of his previous 7 bouts, including a loss to then WBA Light Flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka and more recently to Thai teenage Stamp Kiatniwat. To kick off 2015 Kwanthai took on the limited Ponidi of Indonesia.
(Video courtesy of TKO.in.th)
December 24th 2014-Thailand
Kwanthai Sithmorseng (47-3-1, 25) Vs Heri Amol (34-21-4, 14)
One of the Christmas Eve bouts this year saw former world champion Kwanthai Sithmorseng battle against journeyman Heri Amol. The bout was a mismatch but it was a good way to stay busy for Kwanthai who will likely be wanting to have busy 2015 as he moves towards one more bout for a world title.
(Video courtesy of ทีเคโอ มวยโลก)
Thailand is certainly going through a lot of changes in it's boxing right now with many of the old guard, such as Denkaosan Kaovichit, looking likely to retire in the coming 12-24 months whilst the new guard arrives on the scene. Arguably the most promising of "the new guard" is Stamp Kiatniwat, fighting as Stamp Kratingdaenggym for this particular bout.
Stamp is a much touted teenage who scored the most impressive win of his career so far when he over-came former world title holder Kwanthai Sithmorseng in a recent 12 rounder that really should have put Stamp on to boxing map, despite the fact he is still a very, very young and prodigious talent.
Although Stamp didn't dominate the contest he that he's very much a man with the potential to go a very long away in this sport and the desire to prove himself as a talented young fighter. This win, may not earn him a world title fight but certainly shows that his desire is there to become one of the future stars of boxing in Thailand.
One thing that is very interesting about this fight is that we are so used to seeing Thai fights fought in the day time under the intense and sunlight that this fight almost looks "wrong" being fought in the night time, a very unique experience for a fight in Thailand.
(Video is thanks to World boxing - Boxing )
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