By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
World bantamweight contender Tantong Kiattaweesuk (13-0) was impressive in scoring a four round stoppage of Wan Jun Hui (5-9-1) to retain IBF Pan Pacific bantamweight title at Tambon Dantabtako, Ratchaburi, Thailand on Thursday. Southpaw Kiattaweesuk attacked the tall Chinese boxer from first bell cutting off the ring continually to score with effective head and body punches. The importation scored with accurate long range punches on the back move but they did not have the power to gain Kiattaweesuk’s respect. In round four IBF#14 Kiattaweesuk dropped Hui three times at which point the referee Sanong Au-Im crowned the Thai boxer at 2.40 of the round.
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Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “Kiattaweesuk looked good in stopping the chinese dragon Wan Jun Hui who had pushed the WBO #6 Sod Looknongyangtoy to a points decision in June. I plan to bring chinese boxers to Thailand for international contests. China will become a very strong boxing nation within a few years and I plan to give them opportunity in Thailand. Kiattaweesuk is one of the best boxers in the world in the bantamweight division and I have offered him as sparring partner to WBC/WBA super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan who defends the title against southpaw opponent in December. I would like to thank the manager of Channel Seven Somopong Archanukrow who is also IBF representative in Thailand. He continues to help boxing in Thailand by having outstanding international contests televised nationally every month on channel seven.”
In the main supporting bout former world rated featherweight Fahsai Sakkreerin (26-2, 12 KOs) dropped Wan Xing Hua for the full ten count after delivering a power body shot in round three. Junior featherweight Mike “Mike Tyson” Tawtchai (15-0) won a crowd pleasing six round decision over Sornpichai Kiatchaiyou. Bangkok prison inmate Patomsul Patompothong boxed a four round draw with Attachai Permthongmal of a lightweight contest. Promoter: Jimmy Chaichotchuang.