WBC flyweight king Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (83-3-1, 45 KOs) retained his title via unanimous 12 round decision over No. 1 contender Edgar Sosa (43-7, 26 KOs) on Friday at 11st Royal Infantry Regiment in Bangkok, Thailand.
At the end of 12 rounds The Thai hero was judged the winner on all three judges cards by scores of 116-111, 117-110 and 117-110.
The impressive win was the 26th world title fight for Wonjonkam, who first the WBC title in March 2001, defending it 17 time before losing to Daisuke Naito in 2007 and regaining it again in 2010.
The action was fast and furious from the opening bell as both fighters exchanged punches at close-range for first four rounds. The left counterpunches of Pongsaklek were more accurate than Sosa’s punches and after four rounds the official scores announced were 39-37,40-36,40-36 for Wonjonkam.
The champion dominated the middle rounds by banging in the left counter and body punches as Sosa failed to avoid the heavy onslaught.
The score announced after round eight were 79-73,79-73, 80-72. In round nine, an accidental head clash forced the fight to be stopped for a minute or two.
After a break, referee Massimo Barrovecchio mistakenly deducted a point from Pongsaklek thinking Sosa’s cut was caused by the previous head clash even though the cut was due to Pongsaklek’s punches.
On the undercard Petch Sor Chitpattana (7-0, 7 KOs) scored a third round tko win over Indonesian Rian Djabar to retain his WBC youth 112 lb title.
light flyweight Noknoi Sitthiprasert (34-4, 20 KOs) won all six rounds 60-54 against Indonesian Ricky Manufoe.
Light-flyweight Kompayak Porpramook (43-3, 29 KOs) floored Agus Situmorang with a body shot, then smashed him with a right uppercut in round three before the bout was stopped.
October 22, 2011