By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Thailand bantamweight Tantong Kiattaweesuk (13-0) was impressive in scoring a shutout twelve round decision over Richard Olisa (18-8-1) of the Philippines to retain the IBF pan pacific title at the Petchakasem University, Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. Kiattaweesuk connected with accurate head and body combinations consistently to keep the aggressive Olisa off balance in all the rounds. In round nine the Thai sustained a cut to his forehead due to an accidental head clash. At the conclusion the scores were 120-108, 120-108, 120-108. Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “I am very happy with the performance of my boxer, Kiattaweesuk. Olisa has had good wins in Thailand previously and holds a knockout win over a WBC rated boxer David Nakhonluangpromotion.”
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On the undercard, WBC #5 mini flyweight Denver Cuello (17-2-5) outscored Ruslee Samoh (8-2) over six rounds. Cuello displayed clever footwork and delivered effective punches to the head and body of the aggressive Thai. Come backing former world title challenger, Fahsung 3k Battery (59-9-2), was held to a draw over six rounds by the Bangkok University student Vacharakrit Senahan (15-1-1). 3K Battery lost to Steve Molitor in a tough twelve round IBF 122 pound title bout and was also in action against boxing’s best pound for pound boxer Manny Pacquiao losing in a exciting battle in four rounds. Promotion was televised throughout Thailand on channel seven television network. Promoter: Jimmy Chaichotchuang.