Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

3K Battery is Planning To Return To Boxing in 2013

by James Goyder

Former WBA Super Featherweight Champion Yodsanan Sityodtong (3K Battery) who has an outstanding record of 57-3-1 with 46 KOs is looking to return to the ring this year.

The 38 year old's last fight was against Jonathan Simamora in 2009 when he won the IBF Australasian Light Welterweight title with a third round KO.
The Sisaket born fighter would never defend the belt, instead switching codes to sign with ONE Fighting Championship, Asia's biggest MMA promotion, where he has run up a record of 1-1 in the 135 lbs division.

After successfully defending his PABA Super Featherweight title 18 times with 17 KOs Yodsanan got the chance to fight for the vacant WBA Super Featherweight title in 2002 and defeated Lakva Sim by unanimous decision.

He successfully defended the belt three times before being beaten in a title fight by Vicente Mosquera at Madison Square Garden in 2005, but not before becoming the first man to ever put the Panamanian down for a count. After the loss Yodsanan returned to fighting in his native Thailand and put together a run of 13 wins but says he stopped because he simply ran out of opponents,

"I did not want to stop fighting but it was very difficult to find opponents because no-one wanted to fight me. Also I got a very good job at Evolve MMA in Singapore which is the top martial arts school in Asia and is very famous so I focused on teaching instead of fighting."

Yodsanan made his MMA debut in 2011 and won by first round TKO but was less successful second time around being submitted in the first round of his second fight in 2012. He enjoyed trying a new sport but feels that first and foremost he will always be a boxer,

"I enjoyed MMA and it was a new experience for me, I hope to fight again in the future but boxing is my specialty. I am the same weight now that I was when I won the PABA belt in 1997, I don't smoke, I don't drink and I have never stopped training and I have not lost any of my power."

Yodsanan is one of the most famous fighters to have ever emerged from the famous Sityodtong camp in Pattaya, whose founder Yodtong Senanan passed away earlier this month at the age of 75. However he says he would not necessarily need to return to Thailand to make his comeback.

"Many of the most famous Muay Thai fighters from Thailand are here at Evolve MMA and although they are more famous for Muay Thai than boxing they are all world class level boxers. The fight team train together twice a day and I would get very good training and sparring in Singapore, I cornered Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo for his fight recently and I enjoyed that even though it was a disappointment when he lost, I would like to box in Singapore one day."

The interview with Yodsanan appears courtesy of Evolve MMA.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Rigondeaux's Trainer Wants Lomachenko Fight at Catch-Weight Lipinets Awaiting Mandatory Shot at Burns vs. Indongo Winner Lara Willing to Face Jermell Charlo Next in Unification Fight Stevenson: Andre Ward Wants To Milk His Titles Before Facing Me Sam Eggington Embraces Idea of Facing Paulie Malignaggi in NY Julius Indongo, Ricky Burns Expect Fireworks in Glasgow Wood Updates On Flanagan, Fitzgerald; Confirms Ajisafe Capture Dashon Johnson vs. Ricardo Pinell Tops Emerald Casino Card Arum Agrees With Mayweather Rejecting White's $25 Million Offer Video: Paulie Malignaggi Talks Future, Canelo-Chavez, More J. Mayweather: Pacquiao is a Gatekeeper, He Won't Beat Crawford! Sulaiman Praises Canelo-Chavez Deal, Still Mulls Special WBC Belt Erislandy Lara Keeps Winning, Keeps Calling For Canelo, Golovkin Mayweather: Dana White Carried My Bags, Now He's a Tough Guy Chavez Sr. Breaks Down His Son's Chances With Canelo, Weight Alexander Povetkin's B-Sample To Be Opened on February 1 Dominic Breazeale vs. Izu Ugonoh is Set For Wilder-Wawrzyk Card Edwin Rodriguez Back in Gym, Will Work on Correcting Mistakes Badou Jack vs. Callum Smith Purse Bid Set For February 17 Mayweather Willing To Help Rousey Improve Her Striking Skills Adrien Broner: Make Numbers Right - I'll Fight Burns in The UK Boxing Coach Arrested, Allegations of Recruiting Militants For ISIS Hearn Calls Mayweather's Robbery Claim 'Rubbish', Still Eyes DeGale-Smith Golovkin-Jacobs: Loeffler Expects Good Numbers For PPV Card Bellew: I'm at 225-Pounds and Training, Not a Poser Like Haye Froch Disagrees With Mayweather on Robbery, Agrees Jack Won Katie Taylor To Fight on Joshua-Klitschko, Possibly Golovkin-Jacobs David Lemieux vs. Curtis Stevens Set For March 11, HBO Joshua vs. Klitschko - Over 80,000 Tickets Sold Team Ramirez: Zurdo Has What it Takes To KO Jack or DeGale! Juan Carlos Payano Eyes Trilogy With Rau'Shee Warren Badou Jack Moving Up To 175-Pounds; Wants Adonis Stevenson Mayweather: Not Looking to Make Gervonta Davis-Lomachenko Badou Jack-James DeGale: Post-Fight Report Card Kell Brook: My Team Wants Me To Go To 154 Pounds Tyrone Nurse: It'll Be Great To Be A Big Attraction Mayweather Believes Broner Can Become The Next PPV Star Qudratillo Abduqaxorov Will Face Viktor Plotnykov on February 10 Trainer: Lara or Charlo Have a Great Chance To Beat Golovkin Dennis Ceylan vs. Isaac Lowe Euro Title Clash on March 18
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement