Mongkolpetch Takes Razor-Thin Decision From Battle With Joseph Lasiri
This ONE Super Series flyweight Muay Thai match-up on Friday, 6 September was closely-contested throughout, but the 24-year-old from Bangkok prevailed because of his outstanding kicking skills.
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Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, September 6, 2019
Lasiri displayed his agenda from the opening bell in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as he charged at the Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion with punches in bunches.
However, Mongkolpetch did not wilt under the pressure, and he used his kicks – including a spectacular teep to the face – to fend off the Italian.
The Petchyindee Academy representative’s most effective strikes in the first frame were his damaging kicks to the lead thigh. The pair exchanged a series of elbows, but the main battle inside the Phu Tho Indoor Stadium was between “The Hurricane’s” work-rate, and the Thai’s leg strikes.
Lasiri scored with a big right hand to start the second round and show he was not about to ease up on his pressure, but Mongkolpetch loaded up on his own punches in reply and drilled his shin into the lead leg of his rival.
However, nothing deterred “The Hurricane” as he continued to walk forward through his rival’s offense to land his own, and even swept the clinch specialist to the canvas on multiple occasions.
The WBC Muay Thai Super Bantamweight World Champion was confident and fired up when he came out for the final stanza. He unloaded with volume punching and had plenty of success on the inside, but Mongkolpetch countered well.
The Thai veteran met his assailant’s forward charge with kicks and showed some slick clinching skills to throw him off.
After three relentless rounds, the judges were called into action, and they rendered a majority decision in favor of the man from Thailand.
That meant Mongkolpetch earned his second win in The Home Of Martial arts and extended his record to 112-40.