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Sithsamerchai Bests Nakagama In Foul-Filled Rematch

By Jake Donovan

Former strawweight champ Oleydong Sithsamerchai picked up his 14th win in painful fashion, when repeated low blows earned Japan's Hyobu Nakagama a disqualification six rounds into their super flyweight rematch Thursday in Thailand. 

Sithsamerchai was in control throughout the contest, despite Nakagama serving as the aggressor. The strategy of the visiting challenger was to come forward and apply constant pressure from the opening bell. He was successful only in throwing a lot of punches, but none of which had any effect on his southpaw foe.

Frustration spilled over, as Nakagama was warned several times for low blows - several of which appeared intentional - before losing a point in the third round. Scores of 40-35 across the board after four rounds (courtesy of WBC open scoring, as a minor title was at stake) indicated Sithsamerchai's dominance to that point.

Nakagama did his best to remain competitive, but apparently reached a point where he knew he wasn't going to avenge his previous loss to Sithsamerchai. Another point was docked in round five, followed by a brutal right hand well below the border that floored the diminutive Thai late in the sixth round. By that point, the referee had seen enough and pointed Nakagama to the nearest exit. 

Sithsamerchai, who celebrated his 28th birthday last week, advances to 49-1-1 (17KO) with the win. The lone loss of his career came more than three years ago, when a precocious Kazuto Ioka brought an emphatic end to his strawweight title reign. A move to super flyweight immediately followed, where he remains in pursuit of a second major title.

Included among his current win streak is a Dec. '11 points win over Nakagama, a bout that produced the same pattern early on but became more competitive in the later rounds.

Nakagama never gave himself a chance to at least reproduce that aspect of their first fight. The loss sends his unappealing record to 16-11-3 (7KO), having dropped four of his last six dating back to his first fight with Sithsamerchai.

The bout aired live on Thailand Channel 7.

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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