The view from Asia; 2019 starts brilliantly with Jing vs. Satorn
2019 got off to a flying start for WBC boxing activities on the outskirts of Shanghai city, China, back on January 5th when Chinese boxer Xiang Jing thrilled his home fans in his first defense of his coveted WBC light-flyweight title.
He squared off against Thailand’s Suriyan Satorn, himself a former WBC World Light Flyweight champion of the world, but on this occasion the Thai fighter failed in his mission to capture the WBC Silver Light Flyweight belt, after he was lost to the “rattlesnake” Xiang Jing, of China, via a unanimous points decision, on January 5, at the Suzhou Olympic sport center in Jiangsu, China.
The Thailander tried to use his aggressive style from the opening round but the Chinese fighter had superior boxing skills and youth on his side, never allowing Suriyan anytime to dictate proceedings in what was a never-say-die encounter from start to finish.
Suriyan landed some heavy punches to the body and face of Jing in some parts but Suriyan was outclassed and out maneuvered throughout the bout.
The Thai pugilist was knocked down in the last minute of round 12 by a counter hit from the Chinese.
All 3 judges gave a wide unanimous decision to Xiang Jing: 120-107, 119-108 and 119-108 and he retained his Silver title in the 108 pounds division and in doing do so climbed the ladder in the global WBC rankings.
Watch the fight: