Winyu is second Thai female champion
The 24-year-old outpoints Japan’s Koseki in Ayutthaya
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.