Earlier this year we saw Thailand's Mike Tawatchai (37-8-1, 21) losing in an IBF Super Bantamweight world title eliminator, being widely out pointed by the excellent Shingo Wake in Japan. Since then Tawatchai has fought twice, with the most recent of those bouts coming this past Monday in Hua Hin.
The bout earlier this week saw Tawatchai battling against the brave but limited Indonesian Galih Susanto (10-6-1, 1), with Tawatchai defending his IBF Pan Pacific Super Bantamweight title title for the first time.
Susanto attempted to fight Tawatchai in the early stages, and at times backed up the world ranked Thai, though overall it was the home fighter landing the better blows, using his jab well and blocking much of the offensive work thrown from Susanto. The Indonesian, who started brightly, just seemed to lack that little bit extra and was willing to go backwards as, and when, Tawatchai wanted him to.
Although Susanto clearly came to do more than just make up the numbers he was out fought and by the final bell their was no real argument about the winner, with Tawatchai taking a wide decision on all 3 cards.
Also on the card was the talented Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr (29-4-1, 15), who out pointed the limited and light punching Boy Tanto (9-18, 1) over 6 relatively unexciting rounds. Fahlan showed little in terms of killer instinct and Tanto did little to trouble the Thai.
Both of these bouts were televised on Thairath as part of the under-card for Amnat Ruenroeng's bout against Myung Ho Lee. For fans who are interested the whole card can be seen below, courtesy of Thairath.
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