By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Khomsan
IBF#10 122 pounder Mike “Tyson” Tawatchai (33-7-1,22 KOs) stopped Boy Dondee Pumar (10-6-3) in seven rounds of a scheduled twelve round IBF Asia title bout at the Purea school, Loei, Thailand on Wednesday. Pumar suffered a cut over the eye in round one that was caused by an accidental head clash but was ruled okay to continue. In round seven the cut became severe and referee had the ringside doctor inspect the cut who ruled it to severe to continue. Tawatchai who was ahead on the cards by 68-66, 69-65, 68-65 was awarded a technical decision.
IBF#14 140 pounder Patomsuk Pathompothong (27-2-1, 17 KOs) outpointed Jose Ocampo (17-8-1) over eight rounds of a crowd pleasing contest.
Thai 126 pounder Maxsaisai Suthsaithong (15-4-0) outscored Pathomsith Pathompothong (8-1) over eight rounds
Thailand based Japanese 147 pounder Takamori Akita (8-4-1) stopped Ratchasri Sithsaithong (0-1) in round two of scheduled eight round bout.
Leading IBF Asian promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said “Tawatchai is chasing a shot at the IBF world title. He looked strong today dominating Pumar. IBF world rated 140 lb Patomsuk Parhompothong also was impressive in defeating Jose Ocampo. My flyweight boxer Amnat Ruenroeng captured the IBF world tile recently and Tawatchai and now Pathompothong deserve their world title opportunity.”
Televised throughout Thailand on Channel seven television network