By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang
IBF#15 light welterweight Patomsuk Pathompothong (22-1-1, 13KOs) outscored Japanese importation Takamori Akita (7-3-1, 5KOs) over twelve action rounds at Phitsanulok, Thailand on Thursday. Akita came to fight and did not take a backward step but was out worked by the powerful Thai 140 pounder who shows improvement with each bout. Akita edged Pathompothong in rounds five, nine and twelve but at the conclusion the Thai won by scores 117-111, 117-111 and 117-111.
Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said “Akita boxed Pathompothong in May 2012 and it was a war. Both Akita and Pathompothong again boxed a war, this time over twelve rounds that was seen on television throughout Thailand. It is good that Japanese boxers are challenging for IBF championships. I plan to have more Japanese boxers visit Thailand and give them opportunity to challenge for IBF titles.”
IBF#8 super featherweight Fahsai Sakkreerin (38-3-1, 20KOs) boxed a second round technical draw with Filipino Amor Tino (14-12-3, 4KOs) in a scheduled six round bout. After winning round one Sakkreerin suffered a cut under the left eye due to accidental head clash.
Bantamweight Mike “Tyson” Tawatchai (27-1-1, 18KOs) outpointed tough Filipino Richard Olisa (23-20-2, 12KOs) over six rounds. Tawatchai controlled the action in most of the rounds as he boxed aggressively and out worked his opponent.
Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang Televised by Channel seven throughout Thailand