RANGSIT, Thailand -- In a clash of boxing styles, the more-skilled Anuchai Donsua of Thailand dropped and overwhelmed wild warrior Ricardo Sueno over ten rounds of action to conquer the vacant red & golden IBF Australasia bantamweight belt at the Rangsit Boxing Stadium in Prathum Thani, Kingdom of Thailand.
From the sound of the first bell, Donsua (11-0, 3 KO's) of Mahasarakam in Northestearn Thailand made perfect use of his superior fighting skills to dominate and outbox the charging-forward Pinoy fighter for a very wide, well-deserved unanimous decision win.
More-organized and effective throughout, Donsuai relied on his educated jab, slicks moves, accurate combinations and speed, although with a seemingly some-what lack of devastating power.
Still, the Phetchyindee boxer rocked down the Filipino Ricardo Sueno to the canvas with a well-placed combination that visibly staggered the strong fighting bull from the Land of boxing king Manny Pacquiao.
That very event triggered a then-frustrated Sueno (12-8-4, 5 KO's) to react wildly, charging head-first in search of a retaliation and a revenge that never came.
Instead, forceful clinches, as well as headbutts were produced, which opened a small cut on the composed and collected Anuchai, the dominating warrior who never lost control of the battle.
Instead, Sueno's insistence on punching after the third man has already said "stop," cost him deductions.
The experienced Thai referee Sanong Uomim of Hua Hin was forced to deduct points. Sanong was close to disqualifying Sueno.
The official scores were 99-88, 100-87 and 98-89 for Anuchai, who becomes the very first IBF titlist crowned by Thailand's legendary Petchyindee Boxing Promotions company.
Born in Thailand's beautiful northeastern region of Isan, bordering the mighty Mekong River, the 26-year-old Donsua is trained by a well-respected coach, former world champion Chatchai Sasakul, looking en-route to more successes in the hot bantamweight division.
The IBF supervisor for Petchyindee's fight was Mr. Ben Keilty of Perth, Western Australia.
The televised promotion was a production of Petchyindee Boxing Promotions (a.k.a. Diamond Promotions), live on True4U TV Channel 24.
The author, senior boxing writer Carlos Costa, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org