27 Dec 2011

Kem Sitsongpeenong makes the cover of Muaythai Boxing World as the undisputed best Muay Thai welterweight in Thailand

A commanding performance enabled Kem Sitsongpeenong, pictured on the cover of Muaythai Boxing News, won the Thai Fight Welterweight 2011 Grand Final taking the mantle as the kingdom's premier Muay Thai super star and worldwide stand-up attraction.

After beating the best of the best in Thailand, Kem stepped into the ring to beat the WBC World Champion Fabio Pinca in the final round of the 147 lb (67kg) Thai Fight tournament.

To his credit Pinca pushed Kem for three tight rounds, but the now undisputed Thai welter champion had the determination and right strategy to out score, and counter, every challenge that the French master could muster.

Adding to his supremacy Kem had previously beaten Pinca a year before in France.

In the 154lb (70kg) Grand Final Thailand's fighting idol Buakaw Por Pramuk won against the brave heart of Frankie Giorgi.

After winning two tough eliminations to get his shot at the main prize Giorgi from Australia came out strong in the first round, but could not land his heavy punches.

In the second and third rounds Buakaw let loose his full arsenal of punches, knees, elbows and kicks to keep Giorgi on the outside kept Frankie's heavy body away and nullified his opponents strength in the grapple.

Buakaw used his speed in the ring and defensive skills to create space - and then landed a variety of strikes to score a clear win in the three-round contest.

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