WBC Flyweight Champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam is 83-3-1 (45 KOs). He has lost once in the past 15 years, a span covering 76 fights. And that loss was to a man Pongsaklek beat twice--once by 34-second knockout!
As usually is the case, fighters from Asia receive little in the way of accolades from western boxing fans. In addition, the mighty Thai participates in a weight class that receives hardly any attention in the west. The only time even hardcore western fans get excited about a flyweight bout is in the event of a rare superfight-type of scenario. And even then, 112-pound fights barely make a ripple in the waters of international prizefighting.
Credit: Scott Mallon / From Wikipedia
Even those who know of Pongsaklek have been begrudging in dolling out the respect. A lot of that is tied up in the phenomenon of boxing history requiring time to percolate. Currently-active boxers seldom receive their righteous historical placement until years after they retire. It’s not difficult t...