By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang
Light middleweight Patomsuk Pathompothong (20-1-1, 12 KOs) outpointed Filipino Dondon Sultan (18-19-3, 10 KOs) over twelve rounds with the WBC Asia title up for grabs on Friday at the Bantamool school, Janthanuri, Thailand. Scores 117-111, 118-110, 119-109. Pathompothong controlled the action as he boxed aggressively in all of the rounds and outworked Sultan consistently.
Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “Patomsuk defeated a very experienced opponent today who has boxed many world class boxers. Sultan holds a win over Solomon Egberime who is currently world rated and also former world amateur champion Anton Solopov who defeated Miguel Cotto.”
Also in action, IBF #9 Fahsai Sakkreerin (38-3) who defeated Filipino lightweight champion Edgar Gabejan (23-27-5) to win the vacant WBC Asia 135 pound championship. Sakkreerin suffered a cut over his right eye due to accidental head clash in round five and the referee deducted a point from Ganejan. At 1.13 of round six the fight was stopped because the injury to Sakkreerin’s eye was too severe for the bout to continue. It went to the scorecards and the Thai was awarded the technical decision by 59-55, 59-55, 58-56. Chaichotchuang said, “Fahsai looked strong today now boxing as a lightweight. He is ready for the best 135 pound boxers in the world.”
Televised throughout Thailand on Channel Seven Television Network.