Tongdee is new WBA Asia bantamweight champion

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Tongdee is new WBA Asia bantamweight champion
Tongdee defends his WBA-Asia belt against Gomez on Saturday

Tongdee is new WBA Asia bantamweight champion

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Tongdee is new WBA Asia bantamweight champion
Tongdee defends his WBA-Asia belt against Gomez on Saturday

Thailand’s Yuttapong Tongdee defeated Filipino veteran Ryan Rey Ponteras by unanimous decision on Saturday in Bangkok to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) Asian bantamweight belt.

The judges’ scorecards were 98-92, 98-92 and 97-93 sealed Tongdee’s victory, an undefeated boxer who had his first fight at this level and overcame the challenge with flying colors. 

He was able to handle the pressure of fighting for the title and was able to dominate an opponent who outboxed him, which is a big step in the career of the 28-year-old fighter.

His undefeated record stands at 8 wins and 4 knockouts, while Rey Ponteras’ record stands at 23 wins and 16 losses.


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