September 8th 2017-Estadio Deportistas Alvearenses, General Alvear, Mendoza, Argentina
Eaktawan BTU Ruaviking (22-4, 15) Vs Juan Carlos Reveco (38-3, 19)
Last week fight fans in Argentina saw Thailand's Eaktawan BTU Ruaviking [ตะวัน BTU เรือไวกิ้ง], AKA Komgrich Nantapech, take on former world champion Juan Carlos Reveco.
August 12th 2016-Viengsa, Surat Thani, Thailand
Eaktawan BTU Ruaviking (20-3, 13) vs Demsi Manufoe (10-4, 7)
Earlier today fans in Thailand saw Eaktawan BTU Ruaviking [เอกตะวัน BTU เรือไวกิ้ง], AKA Eaktawan Mor Krunthepthonburi, take on Demsi Manufoe.
July 8th 2016-Samroiyod Beach, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi (19-3, 13) Vs Jayar Diama (7-7-5, 3)
This past Friday fight fans in Thailand had the chance to see world ranked Flyweight Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi [เอกตะวัน BTU เรือไวกิ้ง] face off against Filipino foe Jayar Diama, in a bout for Eaktawan's IBF Asia title.
June 19th 2015-Bangkok University, Thonburi Campus, Bangkok, Thailand
Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi (13-3, 9)* vs Lionel Legada (13-8-1, 6)
Recently Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi moved over to the Kiatkreerin stable of fighters, his first fight as a Kiatkreerin guy saw him take on Filipino fighter Lionel Legada, who had previously been world ranked.
*Eaktawan is believed to have had a loss that is on boxrec under an alternative name, "Tawanrung Eausampan", we have included this in our record.
(Video courtesy of tko.in.th)
March 13th 2015- Bangkok University, Thonburi Campus, Bangkok, Thailand
Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi (7-0, 6) vs Ardi Tefa (6-3, 4)
One of our favourite Thai prospects is the highly exciting Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi who claimed the WBA Asia Flyweight title last year. Recently we saw Eaktawan defending his title as he took on Ardi Tefa of Indonesia in a bout that was little more stay busy contest for the promising Thai fighter.
(Video courtesy of tko.in.th)
This past year we've seen several Thai's catch our attention with solid performances and good steps forward. Of course the most notable of those came at the top level with both Amnat Ruenroeng and Wanheng Menayothin really impressing us however several younger fighters have done the same, including the promising Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi. Recently we saw Eaktawan taking on the familiar Ichal Tobida, who had last fought in September losing to former world champion Ryo Miyazaki.
On paper the bout was a step up for the promising Thai though it always looked like a manageable one for one of the most promising young Thai's. What made it a better test however was that Tobida believed he could win and fought as if he could come away with the victory. As a result of Tobida's belief we ended up with some really fun action here, especially in round 3.
(Video courtesy of ทีเคโอ มวยโลก)
There are a number of Thai prospects that we like though arguably our favourite is Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi who looks like he has the tools to go a very long way in the sport as long as he can develop those tools properly with experience.
Eaktawan moved to 5-0 with arguably his least impressive performance though a thoroughly controlled one against Indonesian journeyman Gaspar Ampolo. The first round was less than impressive from Eaktawan. In round two we saw the Thai pick up his pace before moving up another gear in round three and stopping the Indonesian.
The bout shows that Eaktawan still has defensive issues that need sorting but he is going to be so much fun to follow.
(Video courtesy of World boxing - Boxing)
Sometimes a fighter can really amaze on his debut though not show the same form when he steps in against someone with some experience. We were scared in some ways that that was what was going to happen in the case of Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi who really blew us away in destruction of Chamuakpetch Kor Kamolwat.
Thankfully for Eaktawan he continued to impress and when he stepped up to fight the experienced Jemmy Gobel from Indonesia he looked an even better prospect than the one who had impressed us on his debut. The variety of shots and composure where still there but he had started to tighten up defensively and was less reliant on just pulling his head back.
There were still some issues but Eaktawan looked very promising once again and, notably, this fight saw him claim the WBA Asia Super Flyweight title suggesting that his team are happy for him to be in 12 rounders and are going to be aggressive with his match making. Hopefully that will translate to a serious bout in the near future.
One of the many rising Thai prospects is Super Flyweight hopeful Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi who began his professional campaign back in September 2013 when he debuted against Chamuakpetch Kor Kamolwat and immediately looked like "one to watch".
Straight from the off Eaktawan showed an ability to go forward or backwards at will, it wasn't his opponent forcing him to do anything but all his choice. He then quickly showed a lovely variety of shots, wonderful composure and intelligent stalking mentality. It was clear his opponent was over-matched but it was still a joy to see Eaktawan in action and the KO to finish the contest was nothing short of terrifying.
Of course for all the positives there were some issues, most of which were defensive issues that will be sorted out with experience and gym time. The way he pulls his head back for example, though there was so many positives to take from this debut that we're very excited.
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