THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
BATTLE FOR THE BELTS
WBC WORLD CHAMPIONS
11 Jun 2012
BEC Tero Director and event organizer for Battle For The Belts 7 World Titles presents the famous WBC green championship belt to WBC Muay Thai Super
A new benchmark for Muay Thai was set when 7 world titles were staged at Impact Arena at Muay Thong Thani (Bangkok) on Sunday.
Three of the four Thai superstars: Kem Sitsongpeenong (Welterweight), Jomthong Chuwattana (Lightweight) and Sakeddao Petchpayatai (Superlight) won WBC world titles while Fabio Pinca (France) beat courageous Big Ben Ch. Praram (Thailand) in a split decision for the welterweight title Steve McKinnon (Australia) blasted Frank Munoz out of the ring to record a stunning KO in the first round, Joe Schilling showed his world class with a convincing 49-47 unanimous points win against gallant Karapet Karapetyan (Holland); and Fabiano Cyclone performed magnificently on the world stage to defeat the championship title holder Christian Bosch with a classic rising knee strike to the jaw.
Pinca had a titantic tussle with defending champion Big Ben. After five hard rounds of attacking Muay Thai, Pinca just got over the winner's line to be rewarded with his second WBC World title green belt. Two of the judges favoured the Frenchman 49-48 while the third had Big Ben in front after 5 rounds.
The event went live with a traditional Thai boxing band and all of fighter, Thais and foreigners, performing the pre-fight dance ceremony.
The historic event was televised live across Thailand on Channel 9 and internationally by BEC Tero IMG.
BEC Tero plans to stage the next Battle For the Belts WBC World Titles in the U.K. after the London Olympics.
Battle For The Belts winner's were:
Jomthong Chwattana (Thai) beat Yekon Ozkul (Turkey) unaminous points 50-46
Sakeddao Petchpayathai (Thai) beat Sofiane Derdega (France) TKO round 3
Fabio Pinca (France) beat Big Ben Ch. Praram 6 (Thai) 49-48, 49-48, 47-48
Kem Sitsongpeenong (Thailand) beat Alejandro Asuma Osa (Africa) KO round 2
Joe Schilling (USA) beat Karapet Karapetyan (Armenian/Hol) 49 - 47 all three judes
Steve McKinnon (Australia) beat Frank Munoz (Holland) KO round 1
Fabiano Cyclone (Japan) beat Christian Bosch (Argentina) TKO round 2