Lee Flash Garap put up a strong fight againstthe defendingWorld Title Champion Rangsan Neung Poonsang inthe first round ofthe WKBeWorld Muay Thai Welter Weight Title.
There was overwhelming support fromthe crowd and sponsors, asthe 64.4 kg man fromthe Highlands region oPNG, Flashed a powerful punch against his opponent.
Bet Thailand’s champion, Neung, meant business asthey went head to head in round one ofthe WKBeWorld Muay Thai Welter Weight Title.
Neung, weighing 63.7 Kg not so lucky to gain crowd supportobut he was determined to retainthe title.
Neung managed several strong kicks to dominate. Flash bounced back, blocking most of Neung’s kicking assaultobut couldn’t manage to block all ofthem, before Neung connected with his face putting him down beforethe end of round 2.
The judges ruled it a technical knockout whilethe belt went back to Neung.
Rickson Yamo, known as Powerhouse, dominatedthe first round of his boutopouncing on every opportunity.
His opponentoSarawut Noom Patsawatho bravedthe night to clinchthe title. Bet it was not an easy grab as Rickson came hard in style with power punching techniques to bag a win.
This wasthe first forPNG to stage an international event showcasing martial art skills like Muay Thai.
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