Earlier today Fight fans in Thailand saw the promising Thong Sithluangphophun (19-0, 12) [ทอง ศิษย์หลวงพ่อพูล] retain his PABA Featherweight title with a straight-forward stoppage win against Filipino foe Jovill Marayan (9-21-3, 4).
From the opening round Thong looked several levels above his Filipino opponent and although Marayan did get through with some shots, including a good right hand in round, they never really seemed to trouble the Thai.
At the start oif round 4 Thong looked like he had had enough of messing about quickly saw off Marayan, within seconds of the round beginning who suffered his 11th stoppage loss, and his third defeat in the Land of Smiles.
The stoppage was so unexpected that Thai TV station were still showing replays of round 3 when Marayan was knocked down from a series of uppercuts. By the time the TV cut back Marayan was trying to beat the count, but was instead counted out.