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No luck for the Irish- Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym wins WBA Super Bantamweight title

If he ever marries his fellow Thai, Virada Nirapathpongporn, LPGA scorers and golf headline writers will encounter their worst nightmare. From AP*-

Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym of Thailand has stopped Bernard Dunne of Ireland in the third round to win the WBA super-bantamweight title.Ireland Boxing Poonsawat Dunne

The Thai landed a trio of powerful left hooks in the third round on Saturday in Dublin, each time sending Dunne to the mat. The referee stopped the fight after the third knockdown as blood flowed from the Dubliner’s nose and left ear.

The 28-year-old Poonsawat (39-1) had waited 18 months for his shot at the title. It was his first professional victory outside Thailand. Before the fight he predicted he would knock out the hometown favorite within seven rounds.

Dunne only held the title for six months.*- Honestly I only posted this news to see if the blog’s server would crash due to the boxer’s last name. If you read this, apparently it didn’t work.

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