Earlier today, as part of the latest WP Boxing event, fans saw world ranked Thai hopeful Chainoi Worawut (12-0-1, 11) record his latest win, and retain the WBC Asian Boxing Council Super Bantamweight title as he defeated Thai based Filipino Joel Kwong (5-10, 5), in the main event of the show.
Prior to the bout Kwong spoke confidently, in a pre-recorded TV bit for Work Point, but in the ring he really failed to convey that confidence. Instead he was quickly backed up and the pressure of Chainoi built, and built through the fight until he drowned Kwong in the 4th round, of a scheduled 8.
To his credit Kwong did try to fight back, but by just round 2 he was more fighting back in desperate than in belief he could win, and the bout really wasn't particularly competitive, or the test Chainoi needs before stepping up. Thankfully however Chainoi didn't take much punishment himself and should be ready for another fight before the year is over.
Among the other fights on this card was the latest win for 20 year old prospect Phongsaphon Panyakum (10-1, 5), who stopped the previously unbeaten Arthit Kaewbantid (3-1, 2) in the 3rd round to record his 10th straight win, and it's impressive to see how much he has improved since his debut loss, to Kai Ishizawa in 2017. Despite the loss to his name Phongsaphon is certainly one to keep an eye on.
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