(Knockout CP Freshamart)
WBA minimumweight champ Knockout CP Freshmart lived up to his moniker this afternoon in Chonburi, Thailand as he retained his WBA World minimumweight Title with a 5th round TKO win of three time world title challenger Go Odaira. The elusive and awkward Odaira took the first round as he was able to move and box but from there the champ took over, dropping Odaira from a series of bodyshots in the 4th and finally finishing him in the 5th with a hard left hook followed by a right that dropped the Japanese for the count. Very impressive work for Knockout who rivals his compatriot and stablemate Wanheng for top honors at 105 lbs. Perhaps the end of the road for the 32 year old Odaira who tried hard and was brave but seriously outgunned.
In preparation for a proposed title shot against WBA flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka, world rated Noknoi CP Freshmart stopped one time regional title holder Kaenpetch Sithmuangkan in 6th round. Noknoi in control all the way before he pummeled Kaenpetch to the canvas earning an immediate stoppage from the ref.
Former world minimumweight champ and world rated superflyweight Oleydong CP Freshmart cruised to an uneventful 6th round unanimous decision win over Brazilian novice Davidson Baisao? in a super bantamweight bout.
WBA #1 flyweight and former world interim champ Yodmongkol CP Freshmart disposed of Uzbek Xusanboy Abdullaev in 2nd round. A right uppercut to the nose and the Uzbek backed to the corner and turned away, prompting the ref to call a halt to the action. Yodmongkol remains in line to challenge for a world title later this year.
In the final bout earlier world rated light fly Palangpol CP Freshmart returned to action with a 3rd round TKO win of youngster Kompetch Twinsgym. After a mostly uneventful first two rounds, Palangpol landed a series of bodyshots which made Kompetch back off and the ref called a halt to the bout.
by Loriel Macalma of Asian Fight Scene