When we think of the most promising and talented Thai's it's very hard not to be impressed by Jomthong Chuwatana, despite a long break from boxing to concentrate on other things, notably his Muay Thai. For those who had seen Jomthong in Muay Thai however his transition to boxing would have been little surprise considering how good he was with his hands.
In 2010 Jomthong began his transition to that of a boxer and just over 2 years after his debut he stepped up in class to fight for the OPBF Super Featherweight title against tough South Korean Dong Hyuk Kim. Despite fighting on hostile territory against a reigning champion and a tough and talented fighter Jomthong just did what he does so well and won.
The fight was a slow grinding job by Jomthong who seemed in control of the bout from early on with his heavy and sharp shots though credit goes to Kim who fought valiantly and showed off the Korean heart that used to make Korean fighters must watch fighters. Sadly it wasn't his heart that let him down here but instead his face which had become very badly swollen on the right side and the doctor had no option but to stop the fight.
From what we understand Kim suffered a very serious injury that has kept him out of the ring for a prolonged time, though there is talk in South Korea that he may be making a comeback either later this year or early next year. For Jomthong however it was evidence of just how nasty his shots are.
(We apologise for the lack of sound, the video we were sent featured all the sound played at around double speed meaning it ran it's course after 20 minutes, we made the decision to use a sound-less version instead of that)
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