Aussie Collins upsets Sekan in epic battle
- 11 Aug 2017 at 04:00
- WRITER: KEVIN P NOONE
It was standing room only on Monday at Rajadamnern Stadium for the International Fight Night with boxers from Australia, Belgium, France and Japan taking on some of Thailand's finest Muay Thai stars.
Australian fighter Chadd Collins.
It was Australia's Chadd Collins who scored the big surprise victory on the night's main event.
He faced off against the indomitable champion -- Seksan Or Kwanmuang.
The prizefighter from Australia's Gold Coast came into the fight as the underdog, but somebody forgot to tell him that on occasions David can slay Goliath -- and he did.
The opening stanzas of the fight saw both boxers testing each other's chins and legs for durability, much to the delight of the spectators.
As the bout went into the latter stages the fighter known as "The Shark" was busy putting in the performance of a lifetime to score a magnificent victory over the formidable Seksan, who has dispatched many foreign challengers with ease.
Two ringside judges scored the fight in favour of the Australian and the other saw Seksan win.
The showpiece event was a cliffhanger and the near-capacity crowd gave both fighters a huge sense of gratitude for their awe-inspiring performances, with special regard being reserved for Collins who was making his debut at the stadium.
The Australian is trained here in Thailand by former superstar fighter Sangtiennoi Sor Rungroj.
Another of the night's many pulsating encounters saw the Rajadamnern middleweight champion, Belgium's Youssef Boughanem, come back from a second round knockdown to score a spectacular fifth round knockout victory over Yodpayak Sitsongpeenong.
The Belgian star, who lives and trains in Chon Buri, brought along a vast legion of fans, and they didn't leave the stadium disappointed as the multi-time Rajadamnern champion proved his worth with his improbable come-from-behind success.
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