By Carlos Costa
Evolution Fight 2 delivered yet another exciting boxing card filled with thrilling knockouts in six title fights. The awesome action unfolded at the Bone Night Club in the fun-loving Thai City of Pattaya, a couple hours drive south of Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, and fans in attendance can’t wait for the next Evolution Fight event.
“We have to do this again,” says promoter Alexander Shah.
“Evolution Fight Series 2 was a great achievement for me and my entire team. We have created history promoting 6 titles fights, a feat never before done been here in Pattaya, Thailand. its a great milestone.”
In the main event, undefeated fast ‘n furious 200-pounder Malaysian knockout artist Muhamad Farkhan (10-0, 10 KO’s) added another scalp to his growing list of victims by ravaging and knocking out for a second time veteran Indonesian Alexander Bajawa (43-9-4, 16 KO’s) to claim the vacant WBA Asia South Cruiserweight Strap.
The end of the game came at the 1:43 mark in round three with the Indonesian warrior down and out and the Thai referee Pinit Prayadsab waiving the fight off.
In the co-main event, Uzbekistan Anvar Turapov (4-1, 3 KO’s) stopped in four frames Filipino “Bad Boy” Roberto Gonzales (28-6, 17 KO’s) to capture the vacant WBC Asia Super Lightweight Title.
From the getgo, Tuparov, 25, proved to be faster and stronger than the more experienced Filipino warrior, dispatching him roughly. The third man was Tanadol Yooberk of Thailand.
In another clash, Indian 147-pounder Vaibhav Singh Yadav (6-1, 4 KO’s) overpowered Thai combatant Phongsathon Sompol (11-7, 6 KO’s) during the tough action of round three, forcing Thai referee Chainat Hanwiset to halt actions. The win makes Yaday the new ABF and WBC Asia Welterweight champion.
The triumph was indeed a rewarding victory for the 24-year-old Yaday who the day after was received in his hometown in India with a cheerful hero’s welcome parade.
In women’s boxing, cute 20-year-old warrior lady Daomayuly Chantilath (2-0, 0 KO’s) of Laos outpointed French fighting lady Clothilde Bonnal (0-1, 0 KO’s). Chantilath’s victory was a four-rounder unanimous decision win in the light flyweight division. The third man in charge was Chainat Hanwiset of Thailand.
Moreover, undefeated Uzbekistan fighter Murodjon Yokubov (3-0, 2 KO’s) scored a fifth round TKO over brave Thai gladiator Thongchai Kunram (7-18, 3 KO’s) to capture the WBC Asia Silver and Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) Super Lightweight strap. Udom Deekrajang of Thailand was the referee.
In another title match, unbeaten, hard-punching Briton Michael Alan Flannery (6-0, 6 KO’s) destroyed unheralded Thai Uthit Punsen (20-6, 11 KO’s) in less than six minutes to conquer the vacant Asian Boxing Federation (ABF) Middleweight strap.
Winners in the non-title undercard fights were Briton middleweight Thomas Newton (2-1, 1 KO), Kevin Gronlund (1-0, 1 KO), Thai super lightweight Padyod Keartjareunsiri (1-0, 1 KO), and light heavyweight Mathieu Petitjean of France.
Evolution Fight 2 on Sunday, June 30, at the Bone Night Club in Pattaya, Kingdom of Thailand, was a production of Thai-Singaporean boxing promoter Alexander Shah, co-promoted by Joshua Pietfield and Nazar Moroz.
“There were emotional feelings,” ended up saying Alexander Shah. It was emotional for me seeing all those fighters from different countries battling so hard to achieve their dreams of becoming champions of boxing. It is an honor and a privilege to be part of their journey.”
The author Carlos Costa is a Panama boxing reporter living in the Philippines. Carlos can be reached at [email protected] and whatsapp/ wechat/viber: +63918453852.