29 Jun 2012

BEC Tero, the promoter and event organizer of the WBC World Championships received a thumbs up response from a global TV audience glued to the Singha Battle for Belts held in Thailand on June 9.

The event at the premier Impact Arena was broadcast on prime time across Thailand and live worldwide to television channels and networks via the IMG satellite broadcast.

The "magnificent seven" world champions are now lined up to defend their famous WBC green belts in the Battle For the Belts ll planned to take place in the United Kingdom after the Olympics later this year.

Here's how the seven WBC green belt world champions won their titles.

Kem Sitsongpeenong showed why he's virtually unbeatable in his weigh class. The super-welterweight won again with a classic knockout from a brilliant elbow strike that had African Alejandro Asuma Osa unable to stand upright in the second round.

Sakeddao Petchpayatai has beaten Thailand's best super-lightweights, including Saenchai Sor Kingstar and Singdam Kiatmookao. He's now an international superstar, as evidenced by the impeccable skills he produced to beat highly regarded Frenchman Sofiane Derdega with a third round knockout.

Big Ben Ch Praram6 may be nearing the end of his career but he put on a vintage performance to almost beat French elite combatant Fabio Pinca. The world title went to the French warrior and Mauy Thai super star with a one-point majority decision.

Jomthong Chuwattana cruised to victory over Turkey's Yetkin Ozkul, winning every round to retain his world lightweight title. The Muay Thai star known as the boxer with "perfect motion" showed once again how good he is. If there were an award for the ultimate boxer, Jomthong would be the top ranked to win it.

Super-cruiserweight Australian Steve McKinnon is simply the best in his weight division. His first round annihilation of Dutchman Frank Munoz was truly awesome. A powerful kick to the leg followed by a hammer punch had Munoz concussed and beaten.

Joe Schilling showed that he's the real deal when he dominated gallant Armenian Krapat Karapetyan. American Joe isn't just a first class fighter - he's one of the most popular boxers in and out of the Muay Thai ring.

Brazilian/Japanese Fabiano Cyclone was the underdog in the heavyweight world title contest against Argentina's Christian Bosch. Fabiano's TKO eclipse of Bosch with a second round rising knee to the jaw was an absolute stunner and he's now a world favourite.

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