Samuel Tehuayo A Champion At Last

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October 1, 2017 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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Samuel Tehuayo is finally a champion after winning the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Asia-Pacific Flyweight title on Saturday (September 30) at The Breeze in the city of Tangerang Selatan in his home-country Indonesia.


Tehuayo, who has spend most of his career on the road fighting some of the best in the world, has come close on a few occasions but never achieved winning a championship until now, stopping Thailand’s former WBO Asia-Pacific Champion and world title-challenger Khachonsak Pothong in round four.

In a very competitive encounter, both boxers seemed to realize that a victory would be revitalizing for their careers as they put on a spirited fight with back and forth action. Tehuayo had his strong moments, but Pothong always fired back with some success.

Photo: New UBO Asia-Pacific Flyweight Champion Samuel Tehuayo.


Unfortunately it all came to an end in the fourth round, when Pothong suffered an injury to his right foot and was forced to give up, making Tehuayo the winner by technical knockout. The local man appeared on his way to take control, and certainly would have preferred to win in a more satisfactory way.

Never the less Samuel Tehuayo is now the new UBO Asia-Pacific Flyweight Champion, and improved his extremely misleading record to 21-43-2 (6). Still only twenty-eight years old, he has plenty of time to build on his new momentum. Pothong (35) falls to 25-18 (9).

Promoter of the show, televised by MNC TV, was Armin Tan.








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