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Pongsaklek Says He Will Retire After Shock KO Loss

By Carlos Costa, notifight.com

A great Halloween Day for Migreno.

Unheralded Filipino Rey Migreno (18-20-3, 16KO's) achieved the greatest success in his young boxing career by impressively pummeling and knocking out WBC Fighter of Decade Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (87-5-2, 46KO's) during their action clash on Hallowen Day in Nakhon Ratchasima, Kingdom of Thailand, capturing the WBC International flyweight title and a place in WBC's world rankings. Official time of the technical KO was 2:05 of round 3.

Lauded world's #4 flywgitht Thai Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, who earlier this year was named "WBC Fighter of the Decade" suffered his second defeat at the hands of Filipino fighters. Last March unheralded Sonny Boy Jaro of Rizal Province destroyed him to grab his WBC Flyweight world title and just yesterday Rey Migrino of Misamis Occidental blew him out to take his WBC International flyweight crown.

Here is the description from ringside photographer Bangkok Gurentai from Thailand:

"Pure fighter Migreno changes his fight style for this fight. Migreno uses weaving to avoid punch of Pongsaklek but Migreno's short punch caught Pongsaklek several times. But until finish round 2 both boxers still exchanged their punch and there are not so much difference. In the middle of round 3, Migreno knocked down Pongsaklek by his right long hook. The punch looks like a straight blow but the orbit is bit hook line. At this time Pongsaklek still stood up and show will to fight. But Migreno continued to rush punches on face of Pongsaklek. At last Pongsaklek got so many punches on his face and down on ring again. Referee Mr. Noppharat Sricharoen stopped fight without count."

Pongsaklek declared to the Thai media that after a long career, the fight was Migreno was his last one.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by El Jesus on 11-23-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12658474]Saw this coming for so long. He's been on a rapid decline for years. It's a shame because he was a very good fighter in his prime. Thank God the fight with Segura was never made.[/QUOTE] hurts me to see…

Comment by Wombraider on 11-22-2012

[QUOTE=kiaba360;12658155]We talk about Mexico vs. PR, why not Thailand vs. Philippines?[/QUOTE] Because Philippines = 4 Champions, 6 Belts, 2 top ten P4P fighters, 3 IBHOF inductees. Thailand = 2 Champions, 2 Belts, 0 top ten P4P fighters, 1 IBHOF inductee.

Comment by Wombraider on 11-22-2012

Serves him right for cherrypicking bums and debutantes.

Comment by elgranluchadore on 11-01-2012

weird he looked good against sosa not too long ago, i guess sosa is overrated

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 11-01-2012

If I was him, I would have at least tried fighting outside the Pacific, at least once. Despite being a local hero, I can't imagine boxing being a well paying career in Thailand.

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