Unexpected result! Panpayak Jitmuangnon, the prosperous boxer who has never lost in the last 8 fights the past year won the best Muay Thai boxer of the year 2013 award on the 17th March 2014. Mr Somchard Charoenwatcharawit, president of Thailand professional boxing association announced the result from the final meeting at the Royal Turf Club of Thailand.
A week after the previous meeting, all the referees were invited to attend the final meeting and choose the best 3 boxers for final consideration. The 3 boxers were:
After they chose the 3 final boxers, the referees considered from the performances and the results;
-Petboonchu, the winner of Siam Keela award 2014, total fights 9, wins 5, losses 4.
-Pakorn PKSaenchaimuaythaigym, total fights 11, wins 6, losses 3, draws 2.
-Panpayak Jitmuangnon, the unexpected nominee who has had very impressive performances won 8 fights in a row.
The referees agreed to cut Pakorn off the list. Petboonchu and Panpayak made the final 2 with better performances.
After they got to the final 2, the president asked all the referees to consider and discuss the performances from both boxers again before they can vote who is going to win the award.
Recently, Petboonchu has fought in many major events but lost in 4 fights and got better in 5 fights. As for Panpayak, the dark horse who get through to the final round is a prosperous boxer who lately has great performances winning 8 fights in a row. After the referees discussion, the result was still in split decision so the president decided to have a confidential vote.
Result revealed 7-2
After the confidential vote, Khun Prassanee, the secretary of the meeting revealed the result. Panpayak won with the score 7-2.
The secretary announced and verified the result that Panpayak is the winner of the best Muay Thai fighter of the year with his magnificent performances in winning 8 fights in a row which makes him the winner. Panpayak will receive the Royal Cup this year.
The president confirms the result is fair and can be checked. Also he thinks all Muay Thai fans agree with the result.
Panpayak’s results for the year are as follows.
– 5th April 13 won Yotin Sakaetongresort round 2 (TKO)at Lumpinee stadium
– 2nd May 13 won Ruangsak Sitniwat at Rajadamnern stadium
– 4th June 13 won Sarawut Pitakparpadaeng at Lumpinee stadium
– 5th August 13 won Ruangsak Sitniwat at Rajadamnern stadium
– 11th September 13 won Trakunpet Sor Sommai round 1 (TKO) at Rajadamnern stadium
– 3rd october 13 won Jomhod Sagami at Rajadamnern stadium
– 4th November 13 won Aikmongkon Gaiyanghadao at Rajadamnern stadium
– 10th January 14 won Chankrit Or Pimonsee at Lumpinee stadium.
This article has been professionally translated from Thai into English. See the original article here.