Flyweight Great Pongsaklek Wongjongkam Dethroned!
Big news out of Thailand on Friday, as longtime flyweight kingpin Pongsaklek Wonjongkam was stopped in the 6th round by unsung challenger Sonny Boy Jaro of the Philippines. Jaro, now 34-10-5, controlled most of the bout, flooring Pongsaklek, now 83-4-2, in rounds one and three, before Jaro dropped the hammer in the fatal 6th. Pongsaklek was beaten into submission against the ropes in a finish that conjured up images of Aaron Pryor smashing Alexis Arguello into defeat.
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An early leading candidate for Upset of the Year, Jaro had shown himself to be a capable fighter during his 10-year career, but one who had come up decidedly short against the best. Among his 10 defeats are 7 stoppage losses, including a one-round loss to Giovani Segura in 2009. After consecutive losses to Oscar Ibarra (KO by 2) and 4-fight neophyte Hirofumi Mukai in 2010-2011, his career appeared to be winding down.
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