We've all heard of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, and we've decided to put our spin on things with "Six degrees of separation" looking to connect Asian fighters you may never have assumed were connected! Today we connect Kyotaro Fujimoto and...Pone Kingpetch.
Just as ground rules, we're not doing the more basic "A beat B who beat C who beat D" type of thing, but instead we want to link fighters in different ways. As a result we will limit A fought B connections, and try to get more varied connections together, as you'll see here!
Also we're very open to suggestions for fighters to link if you'd like to leave a comment!
1-Japanese Heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto will be fighting Daniel Dubois on December 21st at the Copper Box in London.
2-The Copper Box in London was also the venue that hosted the 2012 Olympic Games where Ryota Murata won an Olympic Gold medal.
3-After winning the Olympic gold medal at the London games Ryota Murata signed a promotional deal with Bob Arum and Top Rank, who co-promoted Murata with Japanese promoter Teiken.
4-Another Asian fighter who has been promoted by Top Rank and Bob Arum, is Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao, who spent years guided by Arum who helped to make "Pacman" a global boxing icon.
5-During his legendary career Manny Pacquiao has held a number of titles. His first international title was the OPBF Flyweight title, which he won in 1997 when he stopped Chokchai Chockvivat in 5 rounds back in 1997.
6-The OPBF Flyweight title, which has been around since the 1950's, was once held by Thai icon Pone Kingpetch, who was the first ever Thai world champion, winning the World Flyweight title in 1960 when he beat Argentina's Pascaul Perez.
Thinking Out East
With this site being pretty successful so far we've decided to open up about our own views and start what could be considered effectively an editorial style opinion column dubbed "Thinking Out East" (T.O.E).