Randy Petalcorin nails Samartlek Chaiyonggym to become PABA light flyweight champion - Boxing News
Randy Petalcorin, the former WBC Asia Council Continental light flyweight champion, collected an impressive unanimous decision in his favour and foiled the attempts of his Saturday night opponent and fellow countryman Samartlek Chaiyonggym, to grab the PABA
light flyweight title for the second time, in a bout held on April 21, 2012.
The above duo headlined the pay-per-view promoted by Gerardo G. Garcia of In This Corner Promotions and the ring for the epic Filipino special edition fight card was stretched at Mandaluyong City Gymnasium situated in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines.
The event was co-headlined by the 10-round Philippines Boxing Federation (PBF) super bantamweight championship bout between Jhunriel Ramonal and Ariel Delgado and comprised of two other title bouts.
Randy, 20, possessed a clear upper hand from the very beginning of the bout. The young Filipino lad was entering in his career’s 18th bout and boasted 16 wins with 13 of them via authoritative knockouts.
He has collected just one loss in his career against Marlon Tapales and since then has improved substantially evolving into a quality pugilist who gradually moved up in the rankings and grabbed the PABA light flyweight title for the very first time in a
bout against Michael Rodriguez.
His opponent, Samartlek, has been in a total 11 bouts and was able to nail just eight. He has lost three bouts and collected only three of his wins by knockout. In addition the 27-year-old Chaiyonggym, also known as ‘Samartlek Sithsaithong’, has been in
just one title bout and unfortunately lost it.
Randy, well known as The ‘Razor’, is known as a raw-powered pugilist in his country who possesses lethal fists that can black out even the more experienced brawlers. The bout started and the whole crowd was amazed with the resilience put forth by Samartlek.
Randy strived extremely hard and was putting forth a flawless performance but the way Samartlek stood up and came forth again and again after several mind-jolting blows, amazed Randy who was emphatically winning on all the three cards.
Petalcorin flattened Samartlek three times in three different rounds, third, sixth and ninth, to be specific. Even then Chaiyonggym did not accept defeat and always returned with more power and fury. This aspect was also mentioned by Randy, the proud winner
and now the owner of the PABA title.
Randy remarked, “Very tough and durable and although I got a little tired towards the end I recovered quickly. He seemed to get back stronger. I don’t know what he ate.”
With this win, Randy now has 17 victories in his resume whereas Samartlek has collected his career’s fourth loss and unfortunately the second in last three bouts.