One thing about great fights and great knockouts is that they don't need to feature the best fighters or the biggest names. In fact many of the great knockouts feature fighters who perhaps aren't well known at all. Today we get to talk about one such knockout from 2014, in fact it was one of the fights we mentioned back in 2014 as being among out KO's of the year, and it certainly wasn't a high profile KO but was still a gorgeous knockout.
Kongfah CP Freshmart (7-0, 3) Vs Saengthong Chor Pakdee (0-0)
In one corner was the then rising Kongfah CP Freshmart, also known as Jakkrawut Majoogoen. Kongfah was a genuinely promising young Thai, but was being matched relatively softly. He had won the WBC Youth Light Flyweight title very early in his career and made a defense of that belt, but was still very much taking on novices and local opponents to pad his record and allow him to develop his experience in the ring.
On the other hand Saengthong Chor Pakdee was a total unknown, and was seemingly making his debut. Very little information is available in regards to Saengthong, and this not only appears to be his debut, but also his only professional bout. And there's a good reason for that.
The first two rounds saw Kongfah taking control and like we see with many Thai prospects he looked several levels better than his foe, who was "giving it a go" but really looked over matched. Saenthong was playing his part in getting Kongfah some ring time and forced the hopeful to stay aware of shots coming back.
That was until round 3 when Kongfah put his foot on the gas and began fighting with more intensity. Midway through the round Kongfah landed a gorgeous left uppercut. The shot didn't look like a big one, but Saengthong instant dropped to his knees and then flat on his face.
It was as if the shot just turned the lights off on Saengthong and someone pressed the reset button.
Thankfully Saengthong did sit up under his own power but looked very confused when he came to.
Whilst Saengthong never fought against Kongfah is now 32-1 (16) with his only loss coming by stoppage Daigo Higa, and he is very much on the fringes of a world title fight.
Enjoy one of the most under-looked, and yet visually appealing KO's of recent years.
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