Sunday, August 12th: It was a day of more magical moments at today’s Channel7 stadium fights here in Bangkok with Ferrari JakkayanMuayThai claiming the coveted Ch7 lightweight title over former Ch7 stadium featherweight champion, Jamesak.
Their encounter started off slow with the opening two rounds having little or no drama as Ferrari set about slowly but surely landing sneaky right and left body-kicks on the frame of his opponent.
Round three was all Ferrari as he looked to set a somewhat dominant tone on the contest again landing the more effective shots over Jamesak.
The fourth round saw Jamesak come alive — so to speak — sending Ferrari crashing to the canvas on four separate occasions from intelligence sweeps.
The fifth and climatic round saw a both fighters looking for guidance from their respective corner teams to guide them to victory — the final bell rang and the entire stadium gathered their breaths ahead of the judges decision.....
It was to be Ferrari’s day as all three ringside judges scored the contest 49/48 to the new champion, Ferrari JakkayanMuayThai.
The prelude to the main event pitted former Lumpinee stadium flyweight champion Khunhankek against Inseetong Por Pinnapat.
It was a case of Khunhanlek peaking too soon and the prestige Inseetong unleashing a multitude of ferocious attacks in the fourth round that clearly hurt Khunhanlek who came out in the fifth round grimacing with pain in the right-hand-side of his body — Inseetong took the victory via a points decision.
The second contest of the day was a pulsating encounter from start to finish between Tongpoon Petch-Por-Tor-Or and Mahahin BangkokAliyon.
The clash had sporadic clashes of thunderous knees landing from both sides with power and precision — but it was a combination of effective aggressiveness and deflective intelligence that won the day for Tongpoon who took the win via a points decision.
The opening bout of today’s show was sink or swim contest from group (B) of the ‘Elite Eight’ in this year’s Tiger cement tournament.
Lertchai Erawan collided with Ekaluck Por Pinnapat to see who would face off against Panpercent for the final spot in the semifinals of this year’s event.
Ekaluck’s piercing knee’s throughout the contest, and a very dominant fourth round were enough for him to live to fight another day in Thailand’s most prestigious MuayThai tournament.