By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang
Beijing Olympian Amnat Ruenroeng (8-0) scored a clear twelve round decision over Filipino journeyman Michael Rodriguez (13-35-1) on Friday to capture the vacant IBF Asia flyweight title at Wat Promthannimit, Ratchaburi, Thailand. Ruenroeng displayed outstanding skills and controlled most of the rounds Scores 118-110, 118-110, 117-111.
In the main supporting contest hot 108 pound prospect Fahlan “Junior” Sakkreerin (17-2,12KO’s) stopped Toncer Manufoe ( 5-2) in round one.
Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “Amnat Ruenroeng was impressive today with win over Michael Rodriguez who extended WBA 105 pound champion Pornsawan Porpramook in 2012 losing by decision. I am proud that Amnat Ruenroeng has become the first IBF Asia champion and I am confident he will be a future world champion. Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr has now won 17 fights with 12 KO’s and showed he could follow in his father’s footsteps and be a world champion. His father, Fahlan Sakkreerin Sr., was IBF world champion in 1990.”
Other results: Featherweight Patomsith Pathompothong (1-0) outpointed Yodkun Sithsaithong (0-1) over four rounds. Female 122-pound boxer Wanpen Pathompothong (1-1) scored a three round knockout over Saithan Pothongym (1-1) of scheduled four round bout.
Televised throughout Thailand on Channel Seven Television Network.