By William Ridgard-
Ongjunta takes on 41-1-1 Majungoen for the WBO Oriental Flyweight Title on May 7th in Thailand.
For starters, Majungoen has more ring experience than Ongjunta, having fought in 169 more rounds. Ongjunta, on the other hand, has the better win of the two, a decision win against Suriyan Satorn (61-11) for the WBA Asia Flyweight title in early 2021. While Majungoen has greater experience and a more impressive record, it is devoid of any notable wins, with the majority of his victories coming against boxers with losing records or even debutants.
Now, in terms of style and how Ongjunta will approach this bout, we expect him to maintain his come-forward aggressive style from previous fights. Ongjunta's impressive footwork allows him to generate angles and use his impressive shot selection and combinations to the body and head, all whilst he is on the front foot and fighting with an aggressive tempo. Despite the fact that he throws a lot of punches per round, he lacks actual power, as evidenced by his only 4 KOs. This suggests that if his opponent can withstand the barrage of punches and fire back, he could be in trouble, as demonstrated by his only loss to Adrian Lerasan, who, after taking Ongjunta's best shots and knowing he could withstand the power, fought back fearlessly, and stopped Ongjunta in the eighth round.
There is not much known about Majungoen, as there are no fights of his on tape, but what we do know is that he carries a KO percentage of 47% and is unbeaten in 7 years. He has also won multiple titles, including recently the WBC Asian Silver Super Flyweight Title against Lerdchai Chaiyawed (6-6).
I predict the contest will be competitive throughout, with Ongjunta winning the early rounds with his fast pace and aggression, but Majungoen, with his experience, will take control later in the fight. Overall, I predict Ongjunta will win by a slim margin on points, but anything might happen.
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