13 Dec

by Fairtex BKK (2005-12-13)

Thailand kick fighting superstar Yodsaenklai Fairtex won the first WBC muaythai world title when he knocked down Australian champion John Wayne Parr on Queensland’s Gold Coast in Australia last Saturday.

The 20-year-old Thai champion outclassed Australia’s muaythai, K1 and kickboxing hero to win the WBC title belt on a unanimous points decision over five rounds at the Queensland Convention Centre.

Yodsaenklai Fairtex takes a break in the surf at Surfer’s Paradise, Queensland

In the second round Parr was stunned by a head high roundhouse kick that sent him to the canvass for the count. Although he came back with some heavy punches Yodsaenklai kept away and never lost control of the contest.

Parr had struggled to make the super welterweight requirements of 70 kls and seemed to lack the power to put the Thai champion under pressure.

The Australian will now go up to the middleweight division and will fight Britain ‘s Steve Wakeling for the vacant WBC muaythai middleweight title in London on 12 March 2006 .

“I just couldn’t get close enough to Yodsaenklai,�? said a disappointed Parr.�? My focus is now on beating Wakeling in London .�?

More than 4,000 people jammed into the Australian Gold Coast venue for the two WBC muaythai titles.

Australia ‘s Nathan “Carnage�? Corbett stopped Japan ‘s Magnum Sakai (JPN) after the Queenslander used punches, elbows and knee attacks to knock down the courageous Sakai twice.

Corbett has now won 31 of his 32 muaythai contests and says he expects to be challenged by the Dutch, Germans, French and Russians who are particularly strong in the cruiserweight division.

“Now that I have won the WBC world title belt I expect there will be some strong challengers. Fighting the best will show to the world that I am the best.�?

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