August 19th 2000-Sukhothai, Thailand
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai (28-2-1, 22) vs Allan Visayas (20-5, 14) II
In November 1996 Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai blew out Allan Visayas inside a round, the two men would then have a rematch 2000 with Yodsanan defending the PABA title against the Filipino fighter.
April 13th 2002-Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai (37-2-1, 31) vs Lakva Sim (16-2-1, 13)
In 2002 Thai fans got a treat as local action fighter Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai [ยอดสนั่น 3เคแบตเตอรี่] took on former world champion Lakva Sim [Дугарбаатарын Лхагва ], of Mongolia, for the then vacant WBA Super Featherweight title, which had been made vacant after the WBA had elevated Aceline Freitas's position to "Super Champion". IF you like your fights hard with heavy leather then this really is a treat and both men had to prove their toughness.
Interestingly this broadcast comes from Japan.
August 7th 2004-Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai (43-2-1, 36) vs Steve Forbes (24-2, 7)
After more than 40 successive fights in Thailand the exciting Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai [ยอดสนั่น 3เคแบตเตอรี่] went on the road fighting in Japan and the US, defending the WBA Super Featherweight title in both countries. On his US debut he took on Steve Forbes, a former IBF Super Featherweight champion who would later feature in the television show "The Contender".
February 8th 2004-Memorial Center, Gifu, Gifu, Japan
Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai (42-2-1, 35) vs Ryuhei Sugita (25-1-2, 21)
The "Thai Tyson" Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai [ยอดสนั่น 3เคแบตเตอรี่] fought his first 45 bouts at home in Thailand. His 46th bout however came in Japan when he took on Japan's Ryuhei Sugita [杉田竜平] in Suguita's birth place of Gifu.
In recent years Thai fighters have gotten a reputation for themselves as being stay at home fighters who often lose when they have to travel. That however wasn't the case for Yodsanan Sor Nanthachai who defended the WBA Featherweight title 3 times with each defense coming in a different country. The only one of those defenses that came at home was against American challenger Lamont Pearson on December 5th 2002. The bout, fought in front of a huge audience, coincided with the Thai King's birthday and was seen as a major sporting event.
The bout wasn't an easy one, especially not considering the all the pressure of performing in front of so many fans, but the aggressive and fun to watch Thai really showed his power, strength and ability at times before eventually taking out his American foe with a vicious body shot.
Following this win Yodsanan would defend his belt in Japan and the US before coming up short against Vicente Mosquera in a war in New York that saw numerous knockdowns and insane amounts of action.
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