Mongkolpetch Nabs The Win After Three-Round Thriller With Sok Thy
Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy bested his rival from across the border to pick up his 114th professional win on Friday, 21 August.
The Thai earned the unanimous decision victory over Cambodian star Sok Thy in their ONE Super Series Muay Thai flyweight clash at ONE: NO SURRENDER III in Bangkok, Thailand.
In the first round of their co-main event battle, Mongkolpetch began by throwing his infamous push kicks to the face of Thy, but fortunately for the Kun Khmer World Champion, none of them landed cleanly. To retaliate, the Cambodian sunk in a punishing body shot that reverberated off his opponent’s rib cage.
As the opening stanza progressed, both men looked comfortable trading blows – Mongkolpetch using his kicks and elbows, and Thy utilizing his straights and hooks.
With just seconds left in the frame, the Cambodian fired off a dangerously-fast left hook that just missed the Petchyindee Academy standout’s chin, sending a clear warning to his rival.
In the second, Mongkolpetch started to find his range, rhythm, and timing. He used his long jabs and kicks from the outside to prevent Thy from closing the distance and working his short yet mighty punches.
And when the Kun Khmer specialist did manage to get within range, most of his punches were deflected by the forearms of an evasive Petchyindee Academy star. To his credit, Thy finished the round with a strong flurry, but it was too little, too late heading into the third.
In the final frame, it was all Mongkolpetch, as the pair tangled in the clinch for the first time in the contest. When they locked horns, the Thai used his height to his advantage by peppering the Cambodian’s body with knees.
Once they were separated, the Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion went right back to what had been working all night. He sent push kicks to the face of his rival and used his jab as a piston to stifle Thy.
When the scorecards were collected, all three judges gave the unanimous decision win to Mongkolpetch, who moved his impressive record to 114-40 and proved to be a viable threat in ONE’s flyweight Muay Thai division.
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