Upset of the Year Contender: Sonny Boy Jaro TKO6 Pongsaklek Wonjongkam [VIDEO]

Posted: March 2, 2012 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Fight Reports
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CHONBURI, THAILAND– FormerĀ contender Sonny Boy JaroĀ (34-10-5) Ā provided boxing with its first shocking upset of 2012 when he knocked out veteran PongsaklekĀ Wonjongkam (83-4-2, 44 KOs)Ā to claim the WBC flyweight title.

The fight was awkward from the opening bell as both fighters struggled with balance issues due to earlier rain. JaroĀ jumped out to an early lead with a first round knockdown. WonjongkamĀ boxed well behind straight lefts to take rounds two and three, but was hurt and dropped again in the fourth round. The bell saved the champion, but JaroĀ repeated his feat for a third time in the sixth. This time WonjongkamĀ would be saved by the referee after a final flurry of blows put the deposed champion back on the canvas.

The win is Jaro’sĀ first world title after three previous unsuccessful challenges. The defeat marks Wonjongkam’sĀ first loss since dropping a decision to DaisukeĀ Naito in 2007.


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