Nakhon Sawan, THAILAND -  Working harder than expected and surviving a 7th round scare, Thai world champion Panya Pradabsri (37-1, 24 KO’s) outclassed and decisioned his younger challenger Danai Ngiabphukhiaw (9-3, 5 KO’s) for a successful second title defense of his WBC Strawweight world title in Nakhon Sawan, Kingdom of Thailand.

Scores were unanimous 117-111 (twice and 118-110 for Panya willing to reaffirmed why he is the world’s # 1 strawweight in the Planet according to

From the onset of actions the more confident and aggressive Panya stalked his opponent, landing on him continuously and solidly with  combinations, but the challenger Danai boxed his way out of trouble, rocking Panya hard and clean during a hot exchange in seven round.   Some fans thought that the WBC crown was changing hands, but Panya managed to survive, dishing out damaging hands of his own.   

Veteran referee Dr. Thawuth Pluemsamran intervened to separate the fighters only two times throughout the 12-round battle as the boxers were more than willing to trade furiously in the middle of the ring.

Fans now wonder what tough challenger should Pradabsri (37-1, 24 KO’s) defend against next?  

In the televised co-feature, former longtime WBC strawweight world champion Wanheng Menayothin came back to the winning column by ravaging his opponent with a thunderous left hook to the liver for a devastation round 3 TKO Win.

Supervisor for the WBC was Kevin Noone of Ireland. 

The event was produced by Thai veteran man of boxing Piyarat Wachirarattanawong of Petchyindee Boxing Promotions, shown live throughout the Kingdom of Thailand on True4U Channel 24.  

The author Carlos Costa of Panama is a veteran fight reporter living in Asia with a lifetime passion for the sport of boxing.   Carlos can be reached at, and whatsapp +639184538152.