By Carlos Costa
BANGKOK, Thailand — Fighters successfully made weight ahead of the “Only the Strong Survives” international boxing show set to thrill fans Friday, March 13, here in Thailand’s City of Angels, Bangkok.
In one of the exciting bouts, 24-year-old southpaw Ayati Sailike (8-8-3, 3 KO’s), from Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in northwest China, weighed-in at 53.5 kgs (118 pounds), while his Thai opponent Sirnoi Sor Bankru recorded 53.1 kilos (117 lbs) ahead of their 6-rounder clash in the bantamweight division. (above picture)
In super welterweights, Thailand’s Atthapon Baenkham 18, weighed-in at 70.8 kilos (156.lbs), while his South Korean nemesis Taekyun Kim, 30, came-in at 70.5 kgs (155.4 pounds) ahead of their non-title six-chapter collision.
The two men stand at exactly the same height (see above pic), are just about the same weight, and posses similar boxing experience. However, the Thai is much younger than the calmed Korean warrior. Still, this is a good match=up. Lets find out who fights better!
Moreover, Chinese super featherweight Yeerjialahasi Laayibieke, 19, also from Urumqi stepped-in at 60 kgs (132 lbs) for his saga against Thailand crafty veteran Visut Tamkhuntod of Nakhon Ratchasima. Visut made 60.5 kgs (133 pounds), and the ring is hot and ready for their rumble.
Whats more, hard-hitting heavily-tattooed 19-year-old Thai warrior Awirut Chahladloes (9-3-1, 8 KO’s) of Suphan Buri scaled-in at 51.1 kgs (112.6 pounds), as his slightly taller compatriot Jakpek Sor Songtum moved the needle to 53 kilos (114.6 lbs). Their six-stanza war is in the super flyweight division.
The card, billed as “Only the Strong Survives” is a production of China’s top promoter Liu Gang of M23 Max Power Promotions in association with Thailand’s Galaxy Boxing of legendary promoter Niwat Laosuwanwat.
The ringside physician for the event is Dr. Jirasak Bubpachart. Matchmaker: Supanat Chanram.