Danthai Wins WBC MUAYTHAI World Championship in England

7 Dec 2006

Thailand 's muaythai super star Danthai Singhmanutsuk has won the WBC MUAYTHAI Super Lightweight World Title with a convincing points victory over British champion Kieran Keddle at Reading in England. (Sunday, September 17).
Danthai won all five rounds of the championship contest proving too strong for a gallant Keddle who refused to be intimidated by the Thai champion's superior strength in close range grappling.
Keddle was kicked hard to his body in every round but said at no stage did he consider he was not able to compete.
"Danthai is a very good fighter and his MuayThai skills are at the highest level. To win I had to put pressure on the Thai champion, but I couldn't score enough with hard punches."
At the weigh-in ceremony at the Renaissance Reading Hotel Danthai predicted he would win by K.O. in the second round.
"Keddle protected himself very well and his strong resistance forced me to change tactics and win on points," Danthai told Sky Sports after the contest.
On the same card Britain's sensational super flyweight champion Dale White won the WBC International Championship belt with a stunning second round K.O. of Aalexei Blizvev of Belarus.
Promoter Nash Keshwala of United as One Promotions said MuayThai had become one of the most popular ring sports in Great Britain.
"This is the second time that WBC MUAYTHAI world championships have been staged in England. British fighters are excelling in MuayThai and I am sure there will be two or more world champions from Great Britain."
The WBC sanctioned MUAYTHAI world championships at Reading were televised by Sky Sports throughout Europe.

Writtten by : Patrick Cusick in Reading, England

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