Thai champion defeats Mukai by ninth-round TKO in WBC super flyweight title match


Hirofumi Mukai failed to wrest the WBC super flyweight title away from Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand as the champion made a successful first title defense on Friday with a technical knockout.

Fifteenth-ranked Mukai was making his second crack at a world title but he was overpowered from the early stages and threw in the towel in the ninth round of the bout in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

“It was a total defeat,” said the 27-year-old Mukai, who dropped to a record of 9-3 with one draw. “I can’t remember how I fought at all.”