Earlier today in Thailand we had the chance to see an interesting show from TL Promotions, with the show being aired on Thairath and the social media accounts of TL Promotions themselves.
The first of two notable bouts on the card saw former Thai amateur standout Tanes Ongjunta (8-1, 4) [จอมโว ก.ศักดิ์ลำพูน] pick up his biggest win to date, and the WBA Asia Flyweight title, as he over-came former world champion Kompayak TC Muay Thai (61-12, 41), [คมพยัคฆ์ ทีซีมวยไทย].
The bout took an expected pattern early on, and never really changed too much.
From the off the tactics were clear. Kompayak was going to bring the pressure. A lot of pressure. Tanes on the other hand had to box and move, using his youth, his speed and his natural size advantages to neutralise the pressure of the aging veteran. Early on this worked fine on Ongjunta who looked the more complete fighter and picked his moments well. He was on the backfoot, but never particularly uncomfortable as he used his boxing skills well.
As the rounds by the pressure did lessen a bit, with Kompayak unable to keep the pace up, which was hardly a surprise given his age and we've seen him in recent bouts, but he was always game and never backed off. He was always trying to make Tanes work, and Tanes always had to keep focused on the task at hand.
After 10 rounds we went to the scorecards and there was no questioning the decision, with Ongjunta taking the victory. It was, pretty much, what was expected with Kompayak playing his part and giving Tanes a good, solid test.
Following the win for Tanes we moved on to the main event, which saw 17 year old Light Welterweight prospect Phoobadin Yoohanngoh (11-0, 6) [แสงอาทิตย์ ลูกทรายกองดิน], aka Sangarthit Looksaikongdin, make his second defense of the WBA Asia Light Welterweight title. He was up against former world title challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (61-8, 41) [ชลธาร อ.พิริยะภิญโญ], aka Suriya Tatakhun, who had previously taken both Chris John and Vasiliy Lomachenko the 12 round distance.
Early on the naturally bigger Phoobadin took his time, used his jab and younger legs to control the range and tempo of the bout, and kept Chonlatarn at a comfortable range. It was a simple, straight forward start for the teenager, who looked like a genuinely experienced fighter in the early going. As the rounds went on Phoobadin began to pick up the pace more, and in rounds 4 and 5 he started to really beat up the veteran who was looking dejected and like a beaten man. He was brave but crumbling, both mentally and physically. It seemed like the ending was nigh.
To his credit Chonlatarn really did tough things out longer than expected and wasn't dropped until round 7, when the pressure, and clean punches of the talented teen sent him to the canvas for the first time. It seemed he was unsure if he wanted to get back up, but did so, quite gingerly. No one would have blamed him for staying down. The very next round he was down for the second time. This time the referee took the decision to call a halt to the bout, saving Chonlatarn from further punishment.
For Phoobadin this was performance that showed he has got a very mature head on his shoulders. He took his time, he broke his man down, and he didn't take too many risks. It was polished, but it was also a safe opponent with Chonlatarn being much smaller, older, and battle worn.
Sadly for Phoobadin it's unclear now what he can really do. He can stay in Thailand, and meander along without getting the developmental fights his talent deserves, or, we dare say, he needs to get his passport out when the pandemic finally ends and travels over to Europe or the US, and works with one of their promoters to develop his skills and his reputation in the sport. There simply isn't enough talent in the region to develop him fully, even if his team do manage to bring in fighters from the Philippines, Australia and Tanzania, we've seen in the past. He's an exceptionally talented young man, and hopefully geography won't be the bottleneck in his career.
Tomorrow in Thailand we'll see the next show from TL Promotions, who look to show case two of their most exciting hopefuls.
One of those hopefuls is 17 year old Light Welterweight prospect Phoobadin Yoohanngoh (10-0, 5) [แสงอาทิตย์ ลูกทรายกองดิน], aka Sangarthit Looksaikongdin, who will make his second defense of the WBA Asia Light Welterweight title as he takes on former world title challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (61-7, 41) [ชลธาร อ.พิริยะภิญโญ], aka Suriya Tatakhun.
On paper this is a big step up for Phoobadin, given that Chonlatarn has fought for world titles and shared the ring with the likes of Vasiliy Lomachenko and Chris John, but the unbeaten teenager is the much bigger, younger, fresher, stronger man, and should have too much for the veteran,
The other bout will see Tanes Ongjunta (7-1, 4) [จอมโว ก.ศักดิ์ลำพูน] battle against former world champion Kompayak TC Muay Thai (61-11, 41), [คมพยัคฆ์ ทีซีมวยไทย], aka Kompayak Porpramook or Suriyan Satorn.
Tanes, just like Phoobadin, is a novice compared to his opponent but like Phoobadin he's the younger, fresher and naturally bigger man.
Today the 4 men took part in their weigh in for their bouts and although we weren't given the specific weights it has been reported that all 4 men made weight for the contests. Despite all 4 making weight it should be noted that the veterans were dwarfed by the novices. Phoobadin really did tower over Chonlatarn, though that's not a surprise given that Chonlatarn is a natural Featherweight. Saying that however we were surprised to see Tanes look so much bigger than Kompayak, who looked like a child in comparison to his foe.
For fans wanting to watch this bout it will be aired from 16:00 to 18:00 on Thairath, which is Thai TV channel 32, and will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube, though the promoter's pages.
(Image courtesy of The Fighter Thailand)
Earlier today Thai promotional outfit TL Promotions announced their next show under the "The Fighter" banner and it's an interesting double header, with two young and emerging talent battling against veterans of the Thai scene. It's not a massive card, by any stretch, but it's an interesting one, and one that will be available to view, for free.
The main event will see 17 year old sensation Phoobadin Yoohanngoh (10-0, 5) [แสงอาทิตย์ ลูกทรายกองดิน], aka Sangarthit Looksaikongdin, defending his WBA Asia Light Welterweight title against former world title challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (61-7, 41) [ชลธาร อ.พิริยะภิญโญ], aka Suriya Tatakhun.
Despite making his debut back in 2018, as a 14 year old, we really saw Phoobadin announce himself as one to watch in 2020. He impressed in July, when he beat Muay Thai stand out Kulabdam Sor.Jor.Piek-U-Thai, to win the WBA Asia title, and then stopped the talented Atchariya Wirojanasunobol a few months later to record his first defense. Those wins, as well as some training clips from Thailand, saw Phoobadin's profile sky rocket, and he is now on the verge of becoming one of the most notable fighters in Thailand.
Chonlatarn on the other hand is a proper veteran. The 36 year old has been a professional since 2003 and has faced some genuinely big names during his 68 fight career. Fans who recognise his name will likely be aware that he has shared the ring with the likes of Yoddamrong Sithyodthong, Chris John, Vasyl Lomachenko and Miguel Berchelt. Sadly though he was schooled by "Loma" and blasted by Berchelt, and since then he aged, and is naturally a tiny fighter at 140lbs. In theory his experience should see him asking some questions of Phoobadin, but we suspect he'll get stopped by the younger, bigger man.
The other bout announced for the show will see Tanes Ongjunta (7-1, 4) [จอมโว ก.ศักดิ์ลำพูน] battle against Kompayak TC Muay Thai (61-11, 41), [คมพยัคฆ์ ทีซีมวยไทย], aka Kompayak Porpramook or Suriyan Satorn, with this bout being for the WBA Asia Flyweight title.
The once beaten Ongjunta is a 28 year old who was a solid amateur before beginning his professional careeer in 2019. After winning his irst 4 bouts he was upset by unheralded Filipino Adrian Lerasan in March 2020, though has bounced back with 3 straight wins and got his career back on track.
Kompayak on the other hand is grizzled veteran, who is now 38 years old and made his debut all the way back in 2000. At his best he was world class, and did actually hold the WBC Light Flyweight following an amazing win over Adrian Hernandez in 2011. Sadly his reign was a short one and now a days he has become something of a domestic gate keeper picking up losses against the likes of Nonthasith Petchnamthong and Phongsaphon Panyakum last year. Despite picking up losses, losing 6 of his last 8, he always comes to fight and should make for an entertaining bout here, even if he does come up short.
For fans wanting to watch this show, it will be aired live on Thairath and on Facebook, though either the TL Promotions page or "The Fighter" page.
After rumour and speculation we now, finally, know what's next for former 2-time WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-5-1, 41) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น]!
The exciting and well like Thai puncher has been confirmed as returning to the ring on March 7th as part of the next WP Boxing event, which will shown on Work Point in Thailand, and is also likely to be shown on DAZN in the US.
The details regarding the bout aren't really that clear at the moment, as in who he will face and how long the bout will be, but to have a date is at least something. As is the fact we know the event will take place in Thailand, from Work Point studios.
For Srisaket this will be his first bout in almost a year, following lats April's loss to Juan Francisco Estrada, and will let him shake off some ring rust before returning to a high level later in the year.
Although Srisaket is the big attraction for the show from what we understand he won't actually be the main event. That honour goes to a match up between teenager Thananchai Charunphak (7-1, 5) veteran Kompayak Porpramook (60-8, 41), aka Suriyan Satorn, who face off in a Flyweight bout.
It's also worth noting that the schedule for the Work Point shows for 2020 is known. This March 7th card will be the first, with the others taking place on April 4th, May 2nd, June 13th or June 20th, July 4th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th. So not only do we know when Srisaket will be back but also when the stellar WP Boxing events are scheduled. In the past they have been available through US DAZN, and are likely to be available this year as well for US subscribers to the streaming service.
(Image courtesy of มวยโลกแฟนคลับ)
BOXERS MAKE WEIGHT IN CHONGQING
By Rene Bonsubre,Jr
CHONGQING,CHINA- Wengfeng Ge (11W-1,6KO’s) of China and Suriyan Satorn (60-7,41KO’s) of Thailand will battle for the vacant WBO Global Flyweight title this Saturday October 26 at the Yubei Stadium in Chongqing. Both easily made weight, Ge weighed in at 111.3lbs while Satorn was at 111.5 lbs during the official weigh-in held at the fight venue.
Ge will be looking to bounce back from his first pro loss against Filipino Giemel Magramo last January in Suzhou. Ge suffered an eye injury and the swelling around his eye - which also had a cut - got worse leading to the tenth round stoppage.
Ge has scored wins against former IBF world champ Amnat Ruenroeng and Filipino prospects Melmark Dignos and Ivan Soriano.
Satorn, also known as Kompayak Porpramook, won the WBC light flyweight world title in 2011 against Mexican Adrian Hernandez. After one defense against Filipino Jonathan Taconing, he lost to Hernandez in their rematch. In his previous appearance in China last January, Satorn lost to Jing Xiang by unanimous decision for the WBC Silver light flyweight title.
Chunlei Lin (9-3,2KO’s) of China and Galih Susanto (17-9-1,4KO’s) of Indonesia will dispute the WBC ABCO Silver super bantamweight title. Lin stepped on the scales at 121.4lbs while Susanto weighed 119.7lbs.
Susanto has shared the ring and lost to quality Filipino boxers like former title-holders Marlon Tapales and Jhack Tepora. Lin has beaten Indonesian Rocky Manufoe and lost to Japanese Shun Wakabayashi.
The undercards will feature a female fight between Jianping Ouyang (China) vs Charimae Salvador (Philippines). Both Ouyang (3-1-1,1KO) and Salvador (4-3,1KO) weighed 104.9lbs. For the rest of the undercards - Ruidong Zhou (3-1) vs Xiong Xiao (Pro debut), DianXing Zhu (3-0,2KO’s) vs Detao Wu (pro debut) and Wen Song Liu (2-1,2KO’s) vs Peng Huang (1-3-1,1KO).
This weigh-in and fights are supervised and sanctioned by the Professional Boxing Commission of China.
Photo – Ge Wenfeng (Left) and Suriyan Satorn pose during the weigh-in ceremony
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