Winyu is sec­ond Thai fe­male cham­pion

The 24-year-old out­points Ja­pan’s Koseki in Ayut­thaya

Bangkok Post - - Sports -

KITTIPONG THONGSOMBAT

Winyu

Paradorngym be­came Thai­land’s sec­ond fe­male world cham­pion yes­ter­day af­ter tak­ing an unan­i­mous, but close, points vic­tory over Momo Koseki in Ayut­thaya.

In the va­cant WBC atom­weight (102 pounds) cham­pi­onship at a packed makeshift sta­dium, 24-year-old Winyu looked too ex­cited and was con­stantly at­tacked by the ag­gres­sive Ja­panese in the early rounds.

How­ever, the Thai used her foot­work to step aside and punched well to the body. Winyu won by scores of 96-94,96-94 and 96-95 which put her record at 4-1.

Twenty-five year-old Koseki lost for the first time af­ter three wins.

The Phit­san­u­lok-born boxer is the sec­ond wo­man cham­pion in the coun­try af­ter Sam­son Sor Siriporn took the WBC light-fly­weight crown ear­lier this year.

‘‘I was not at my best, es­pe­cially my phys­i­cal fit­ness,’’ said Winyu.

‘‘I have to strengthen my shoul­der and to con­trol my weight is also a big prob­lem for this fight.’’

Winyu added that she was too ner­vous at the be­gin­ning.

‘‘To face the at­tack­minded boxer like Koseki is the most suit­able for me,’’ she said.

The next match will be in Ja­pan where she has to de­fend her belt within 90 days.

‘‘I do not know if I have to box this wo­man again,’’’ said the newly crowned cham­pion. ‘‘Any­way, I am sure that I will be in bet­ter shape when the fight comes. To fight abroad is no prob­lem for me.’’

In the same ring, feath­er­weight Chon­latarn Piriya- pinyo suc­cess­fully de­fended his WBC-af­fil­i­ated Asian Box­ing Coun­cil ti­tle with a re­peat vic­tory over Vin­vin Rufino of the Philip­pines.

This time he stopped Ru- fino in the fifth round, last De­cem­ber he knocked out Rufino in the sev­enth round.

Un­beaten Chon­latarn chalked up his 21st win with­out de­feat (11KOs) and is in the frame for a po­ten­tial shot at WBC feath­er­weight cham­pion Jorge Linares, al­though a bad cut he suf­fered yes­ter­day may keep him out of ac­tion for some time.

Winyu Paradorngym be­comes Thai­land's sec­ond women's world cham­pion af­ter beat­ing Momo Koseki on points in the va­cant WBC atom­weight (102 pounds) cham­pi­onship fight in Ayut­thaya.

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