20 Aug 2019

Thailand’s rising boxing star, Aphichet Petmanee, this past weekend became the new WBC Asia lightweight champion after defeating his compatriot, Suriya Tatakhun, over ten action-packed rounds of boxing at the Workpoint TV studios in Bangkok.

One of the most astonishing aspects of the exponential rise of Apichet in the pro ranks is the fact that with only five professional boxing fights under his belt he is now the King of WBC Asia 135 pound division.

The SuratThani native outlasted Suriya — for the second time — they squared off back in June with Apichet winning on that occasion, too!

This fight was another close encounter as both boxers gave as good as they, on most occasions. Apichet fought the contest behind his solid, fast-paced jab to set his range and tee up his combinations.

Former three-time world title challenger, Suriya, found the going tough in the early parts of the contest, especially with his offensive timing! He would later recover his effectiveness in that context to bring the contest back to much nearer margin at its end.

Ten rounds flew by — thirty minutes of action — we had a new WBC Asia champion crowned and it was to be Aphichet‘s day as all three ringside judges scored the bout: 96-94 in his favor.

On behalf of WBC Asia President, Pol. General Kovid Bhakdibhumi, and the entire team at WBC Asian Boxing Council, we would like to congratulate Aphichet on his victory.


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