By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Sroi Mungmee
WBA#3 flyweight Kompayak CP Freshmart (50-4,35 KOs) successfully captured the WBA interim flyweight title when he scored a sixth round TKO over WBA#6 Jean Piero Perez (20-6-1,14 KOs) on Friday at the City Hall Ground of Khonkaen Province, Thailand.
The referee was Ferlin Marsch (New Zealand). The judges were Francisco Martinez (New Zealand), John Poturai (USA) and Juan Manuel Garcia Reyes (Spain). The supervisor was Alan Kim (Korea). This was an impressive comeback of Kompayak, a former WBC lightfly title holder, who lost his WBC crown to Adrian “El Confesor” Hernandez in their rematch on October 6 last year in Toluca, Mexico.
The first round was a close affair when Kompayak displayed his aggression on Perez who also did well with his counterpunches. From round two, the Thai fighter effectively weakened the Venezuelan with his vicious bodyshots, clearly gaining the scores both round two and three. Perez came back in round four as he displayed his fast footwork and also countered the local hero with his quick jabs punctuated by his right straights which cut Kompayak’s left eyebrow. In round five, Kompayak speeded his assault, landing his tough right hooks and bodyshots which almost dropped his opponent in the last minute of the round. Finally, the show was ended when the former WBC king landed a big uppercut, then he displayed one-sided attack which forced referee Marsch to stop the bout at 1:48 of round six.
In other action, WBC#3 lightfly Yodmongkol Wor Saengthep (29-2,18 KOs) scored a technical decision over Filipino Jerry Tomogdan (11-4-2,7 KOs). An accidental headclash in round four cut Yodmongkol’s eyebrow which became more serious in round five. So the fight was sent to the scorecards which the Thai fighter comfortably lead on all 50-44. Yodmongkol retained his WBC youth 108lb title for the eleventh time.
WBC#30 strawweight Freshmart Niyomtrong (3-0,2 KOs) dropped Filipino Mark Anthony Florida (8-3,7 KOs) once in round four and twice more in round five, finally scoring a TKO at 2:16. Niyomtrong retained his WBC youth 105lb title for the second time.
Thai legendary Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (88-5-2,47 KOs) dropped Nimroj Daniel twice and scored a TKO at 1:18 of the opening round.
WBC#4 flyweight Noknoi Sithtiprasert (42-4,24 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Morakote Pattanakarngym in a six round non-title bout.
And WBC#34 flyweight Morakot CP Freshmart (3-0,2 KOs) destroyed Petchchumpol Sor Visetkit at 1:29 of the opening round.
This event was promoted by Piyarat Vachirarattanawongse of Petchpiya Boxing Promotion.