June 13th 2015- Thailand
Norasing Kokietgym (15-0-1, 11) Vs Tommy Seran (24-5, 15)
Thailand's unbeaten Norasing Kokietgym is slowly working his way up the rankings. This past Saturday he faced his best opponent to date, Indonesia's Tommy Seran, in what looked like a good test on paper.
(Video courtesy of tko.in.th)
One of the many rising stars of Thai boxing is Norasing Kokietgym who despite being a relative novice is already a world ranked fighter who appears to be heading towards a world title fight in the next year or two.
Norasing recently claimed the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Super Flyweight title with a 2nd round KO against Filipino journeyman Geboi Mansalayao. The bout that may have had a title attached to it but really was little more than a stay busy fight for Norasing who was in control from the opening bell and never really broke sweat, in fact the punches Manasalayao landed could very easily have been counted on one hand.
(Video courtesy of Boxers in Thailand World boxing - Boxing)
The problem with a lot of Thai's is that we don't really know how good they are until the fight someone notable. Sometimes it turns out that they are pretty good, such as Amnat Ruenroeng who impressed against Rocky Fuentes, whilst other times they have hyper-inflated records based on their activity domestically as opposed to their actual ability.
One man we're feeling could be as good as advertised is PABA Super Flyweight Super champion Norasingh Kokietgym, who scored one of his more notable victories last November when he stopped the usually testing Indonesian fighter Heri Amol.
Amol isn't a mind blowing fighter but he's the sort of guy who has made a name for himself on the Asian scene by being a journeyman who can test fighters and give then an occasional scare, as he did when he dropped Kazuto Ioka. Sadly for Amol this fight proved 2 things. Firstly he's not a Super Flyweight and secondly that Norasingh is a pretty solid fighter.
Interestingly Amol has been selected as the debut opponent for Japanese youngster Ken Shiro and we're expecting to see Amol give Ken Shiro a very good test. For that fight Amol will be fighting at 108lbs his more natural division, and he should give a more solid performance than he did here.
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