by Joe Koizumi

Mar. 2, 1998
THAILAND--The WBF junior bantamweight champ SAMSON DUTCHBOYGYM, who had kept his title 22 times, suffered a serious auto accident. He sustained broken ribs and other injuries that required 73 stitches. At 10 pm, Samson failed to drive properly and had his car fall down sidelong. It's pity that he didn't hold himself with a seat belt, so he was thrown 20 m out of his car. The Thai boxers who passed away on auto accidents were as follows: ex-WBC light fly champ Netrnoi Sor Vorasingh, world contender Vichit Muangroi-et, the then WBC international champ Asawin Sordusit, and ex-OPBF champ Petchgam Chuwatana.

Feb. 27
SAMUI, THAILAND--On the undercard of the WBC fly title go, ex-WBA world flyweight champ Saen Sow Ploenchit engaged in his second comebacking fight, following his Feb. 6 bout, and was awarded a TKO win at the end of the 6th session, as his Filipino rival Rico Paquibot, the GABV #4 jr. bantie, quit because of his pain on his arm. Saen raised his mark to 28-1, 9 KOs.

Ex-WBC light fly champ Rolando Pascua scored a 6th round KO win over Marpichit Utaitawee (this spelling to be corrected later after this reporter's contact to his Thai correspondent).

WBU jr. fly champ Pongsaklak Sitkanongsok revenged his preious two losses by outpointing ex-Filipino mini-fly champ Jerry Pahayahay over 10.

Mar. 1
BANGKOK, THAILAND--On the undercard of the WBA junior fly title go, Thai national straw champ Chatchai Nakhornthong-Parkview suffered a 4th round TKO at the hand of Mongolian Haliden Chulan (this spelling also to be corrected later) and tasted his first setback, dropping to 8-1, 4 KOs. WBC #21 ranked straw Kwanjai 3K Battery, 13-2, 5 KOs, defeated Filippino Dennis Sabsal on points over 10.

Mar. 18
BANGKOK--Channel 7 Ring--Ex-WBA bantam champ Veerapol Nakornruan-Promotion (previously fighting as Veerapol Sahaprom), currently ranked #3 by the WBC and #4 by the WBA in the lower 115-pound division, chalked up a TKO win over Filipino Joven Jorda in the 6th round, when the referee intervented. Veerapol is 16-1, 12 KOs.

WBA #9 minimum Wande Chor Charoen, 21-3, 6 KOs, outscored Lumpinee Stadium's flyweight champ Rakchai Dechakul (this spelling to be checked later) over 10.

WBC #16 super-fly Pone Nakornthorn-Parkview ran his unbeaten mark to 13-0, 4 KOs by outpointing TBC #3 jr. feather Wihok Jockygym over 10.

Mar. 20
CHIANGMAI, THAILAND--A dual PABA title bout was an attraction there. Thailand's Linglom Tawatchai acquired the vacant PABA junior fly title by scoring a 12-round decision over Yura Dima, Mongol, over 12. Linglom is 4-0, 2 KOs.

Thailander Fahsang 3K Battery, 20-6, 8 KOs, also won the interim PABA junior feather title by stopping Filipino Archie Ano-os in 5.

WBF flyweight boss Fahlan Sakkririn (though the WBF ratings spell his name Sakkreerin) defeated a Filipino named Joe Escriber on points in a non-title 10. If this report is correct, Fahlan beat the current Filipino national feather champ. Is the loser really Joe Escriber? This reporter looks forward to his Philippine correspondent Joaquin Henson's research. His reply will be reported in this reporter's next notes upon his communication. Quinito, please answer!
Joe Koizumi
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