Today at Lumpinee’s largest supershow of 2013, Yodwicha Por Boonsit defeated Saenchai PKmuaythaigym after one of the most amazing years in recent history. Yodwicha, a mere 17 years old, is a name that will be remembered for some time to come.
The fight itself was masterful, as usual of both men. While the older icon had a fantastic third round, it was the dominating clinch, brutal knees, and non-stop attack of Yodwicha in the later rounds that eventually earned the Por Boonsit fighter the victory on points.
Saenchai, always the entertainer, put on a show to the very end, although he simply could not keep up with Yodwicha’s blistering ranged assault, massive height, and vicious elbows.
So what’s next for Yodwicha? Honestly…not much. He’s already beaten the who’s who of his weightclass, including Sam-A, Singdam, and Petchboonchu. Of course it would always be fascinating to see him rematch all those listed above, but when it comes to that last great win he needs to cement his legacy, well, he’s already done it. Like Sangmanee, Yodwicha’s potential for growth seems nearly limitless. We could be witnessing the birth of an all time great, and I have to say that it raises the hairs on my neck a bit.
The rest of today’s card was equally stacked. Petpanumrung completely outclassed Saeksan en route to a decision victory, Singdam outpointed Petchbbonchu, and Sam-A put on one of the most entertaining scraps of the year against the surging Yokittiya. The other “wunderkid” sensation, Sangmanee, defeated Wanchana in a highly anticipated match-up, while Choknumchai brought down Kangwanglek for a 118 pound title.
Each of the above fights could have headlined a card on their own, and to see them all back to back was truly incredible, We’ll have video of the event up as soon as possible, but in the meantime relax, take a breather, and be happy you’ve just witnessed the birth of a new legend.
Yodwicha def. Saenchai by Decision
Petpanumrung def. Saksaen by Decision
Singdam Kiatmoo 9 def. Petboonchu FA Group by Decision
Sam-A def. Yokittiya by Decision
Samgmanee def. Wanchana by Decision
Choknumchai def. Kangwanglek by Decision
Thailand Pinshinch def. Jaroensap by Decision