YODSAENKLAI WINS STUNNING WBC MUAYTHAI TITLE

26 Nov 2006


WBC MUAYTHAI Super Welterweight World Champion Yodsaenklai Fairtex recorded a stunning first round TKO victory over top European challenger Mark Vogel to retain his title in Wuppertal, Germany.
Yodsaenklai stunned a packed stadium with a lightning elbow strike to head of Vogel who went down for the count. The courageous German got to his feet as the bell sounded to end the round, but the referee stopped the fight on medical advise that a cut from the elbow strike was close to challenger's right eye.
"My plan was to knock him out in the third round but when the opportunity presented I just went for it," the Thai superstar said.
Yodsaenklai is the outstanding champion in the WBC MUAYTHAI and is being courted by the lucrative Japanese K1 fighting tournament.
"I don't mind fighting any title holder, but its the WBC green belt for the best Muaythai that is the ultimate achievement for a stand up fighter," Yodsaenklai told German Sport TV in a press conference immediately after the contest. "The WBC allows the full use of all the weapons and everywhere I fight around the world the crowd really appreciate seeing the traditional use of the Thai unarmed weapons."
Vogel said he was proud to have fought against "the world's best."
"Yodsaenklai has had over 200 Muaythai fights. He's only 21 and he's truly a great champion. I learnt a lot from the experience and hope to get a rematch."

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