Thai boxing has been rising from it's slumber in recent weeks thanks to victories by both Kompayak Porpramook (over Jean Piero Perez) and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (over Yota Sato) in world title bouts. This rise was helped today with two former world champion scoring victories that will help their back to the top.
In Nakhon Sawan former WBO Bantamweight champion Pungluang Sor Singyu (44-2, 29) scored his first win since losing his titlein Namibia to Paulus Ambunda. Sor Singyu made light work of Juma Fundi (19-9-1, 9) as he reclaimed the WBO International Bantamweight title, a title that will him he remain highly ranked by the WBO.
On the card that featured Sor Singyu there was 3 other bouts.
The unbeaten Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym (22-0-1, 9) stopped the Thai based Frenchman Tarek Krab (1-4, 1), in what can only be described as a mismatch. There was also a victory for Paithong Muangsima (1-1) who out pointed Susu Sithjadeang (6-3, 2)
In Ban Mi fans saw Tepparith Kokietgym (23-3, 13), the former WBA Super Flyweight champion, scoring his second successive victory after being stopped by Kohei Kono back on December 31st. Tepparith had a relatively solid, though 1 sided, victory over the limited Flipino Jecker Buhawe (14-8-1, 9). The scorecards, all reading 119-109 in favour of Kokietgym were reflective of the nature of the bout, though Kokietgym certainly wasn't looking like a man ready to regain a world title quite yet.
Surprisingly in the Dominican Republic a pair of Kazakhstan born fighters also picked up victories, both men stopping their opponents in the opening round. The most notable of those was a a stoppage for Kanat Islam (13-0, 11) who forced the retirement of Jose Antonio Rodriguez (3-15-2, 3) at theend of the opener. The other saw Zhankhozh Turarov (8-0, 3) stopping Alejandro Lebron (4-48-3, 3) in 77 seconds.
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