May 24, 2020

Fighters from China, Korea, Hong Kong Score Knockout Wins in Thailand

By Carlos Costa

BANGKOK, Thailand — Boxers from China, Korea and Hong Kong scored exciting knockout victories in promoter Liu Gang’s international boxing show staged Friday evening here in the City of Angels, Bangkok.

In one of the action-packed battles, 24-year-old southpaw bantamweight Ayati Sailike (in the above photo being declared winner), from China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region stopped Thai boxer, former Muay Thai combatant Suaenoy Sor Bankhur at the 1:38 minute mark in chapter three.

In the super welterweight co-feature, smart Korean-Australian tactician Taekyun Kim (3-1, 3 KO’s) outclassed, dropped and stopped younger strong and wild Atthapon Baenkham in a classic match of a matador vs bull battle.

More technically talented, the southpaw Taekyun Kim made good use of his superior boxing skills to overcome the brave Atthapon, disassembling him at the 2:14 minute mark in round 4. The referee was Worawuth Duankhao.

In another fast-paced encounter, Chinese super featherweight Yeerjialahasi Laayibieke, 19, from Urumqi scored a win by stoppage over crafty Thailand veteran Visut Tamkhuntod of Nakhon Ratchasima.   The end came as the Thai Visut was unable to come out from his corner for frame three due to a bad cut over his right eye.

In amateur action, Hong Kong rookie Jason Wong stopped via round two RSC tough and fast Muhammad Mortel of the Maneuver Boxing Gym.

The Hong Kong boxer exhibited good boxing skills dominating Muhammad with his speed and accurate attacks, forcing the experienced Thai referee to halt the uneven battle at the 37 seconds mark of chapter 2.

In an all Thai battle, heavily-tattooed 19-year-old Thai fighter Awirut Chahladloes (9-3-2, 8 KO’s) of¬†Suphan Buri and his taller compatriot Jakkpet Sor Thongtam battled it out to a 6-stanza draw their six-stanza war is in the super flyweight division. The third man was Filipino Gerald Bassig.

Filipino coach Jomar Fajardo (L), Jason Wong of Hong Kong and Kim of Korea celebrate wins
Chinese winning boxers with their promoter and coaches
Referee Worawuth Duankhao, Ringside physician Dr. Jirasak Bubpachart and Timekeeper
From L-R: Boxing Journalist Poptorn Roongsamai of Champ Boxing Magazine, Referee Gerald Basig, Judge Carlos Costa, ABF fight supervisor Surapote Pongjivanich
From L to R: Matchmaker Supanat Chamram, Referee Worawuth Duankhao, Winner Ayati Sailike, Supervisor Surapote Pongjivanich and Event promoter Liu Gang

The card, billed as “Only the Strong Survives” was a production of China 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.

Photos by Carlos Costa

The author Carlos Costa of Panama is a veteran boxing reporter living in Asia since 1991.   Carlos can be reached at and whatsapp +639184538152.