Anuwat Kaewsamrit Retains WPMF World Title
By Mike LNg
A little bit late with this piece of news. But the Muay Thai Open 12 held In Tokyo, Japan has concluded on July 11th, 2010 and the results are in. The event was sanctioned by New Japan Kickboxing Federation and the World Professional Muay Thai Federation (WPMF) from Thailand. Basically the event was configured as a Thailand versus Japan card.
Anuwat Kaewsamrit successfully defended his World Professional Muay Thai Federation featherweight championship title. The fighter famously known as the Iron Hands of Siam took it to Shin Saenchai of the Saenchai Gym in Japan. Just judging from the photos it was a rough time for 3rd rank challenger of WPMF, Shin. And as you can tell there was indeed some amount of blood letting. Anuwat would end the contest by a 5th round knockout on what looked like a very game challenger in Shin.
In one of the semi main events Boo Sasiprapa (former Rajadamnern stadium champion) would fight Shinichiro Ono. Boo would take the fight by unanimous decision.
Densiam Lookprabath (Former Lumpinee stadium Champion) fought Jo Utsunomiya. Ultimately Lookbrath would stop Ustunomiya by an elbow cut stoppage in the 4th round.
Its good to see Japan is still doing Muay Thai events of such a high caliber. Too often I think Japan is associated with only K-1 and little else. It’s good to see Muay Thai is still very alive and active and it will be interesting to see what sort of Muay Thai showcases NJKF will do next.