Sunday, September 9th: In the immortal words of George Burns..”You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.” That statement rings true for MuayThai elder statesman, Jomhod from Bangkok’s Eminentair gym as he proved age is just number on today’s Ch7 stadium show.
The veteran champion supremely defended his coveted super-flyweight championship belt and sent a clear message to all challengers: There is still fire and fight left in the old dog!
30-years young and a 3-weight division champion of the iconic Ch7 stadium, Jomhod set a thunderous tone in the opening two rounds of today’s main event against the title challenger, Watcherapon from PK Saenchai, sending his opponent crashing to the canvas from a beautiful left hand — Watcherapon took the eight count — but a shell of his former self after that monstrous punch from the champion.
The end of the second round signified a slight change in fortunes for the challenger as his gym boss, Sia Kaek, lit a fire under his fighter in between rounds and Watcherapon sent Jomhod flying to the canvas for an eight-count in the third round.
Round four saw the master using all his subversive and intelligent tactics to subdue Watcherapon winking the round with clever ring guile.
The fifth and final round was a chance for the champion to further showcase his vast ring experience as he set about defending his wife lead — the final bell rang aloud — the judges scorecards were unanimous in keeping Jomhod as champion of the super-flyweight division: judge one: 48/47, judge two: 48/46 and judge three: 48/46.
Today’s pre-main event pitted Yodkhunpon from Sitkaewprapon gym against Jocho Nusimueng in a battle set at 129Lbs. It was to be Jocho’s tenacity and determination that saw him take a points victory over Yodkhunpon.
The second contest of the afternoon featured 21-year old Domtong against 18-year old Lanyakaew. Domtong snapped Lanyakaew’s five fight winning streak, taking the win on points, from behind a solid performance of want and perseverance.
The opening bout saw Paedminburi youngster Gorn square off against Banchachart in a pulsating encounter, which saw Banchachart seal a points win behind a controlled display of effective positioning landing the more precise strikes over the five rounds.