Title Fights: You've GOT to be Kidding!
We have created a segment on WBAN: Title Fights: You've GOT to be kidding! This segment is for the Boxing Community who write in to WBAN (and for WBAN), about some of the most outrageous title fights we are seeing and continue to see in the sport! These would be extreme instances of titles being made. We believe that the boxing community should have a voice, and we have received a sufficient amount of emails repeatedly for some time now about these fights that it is time that they have a public voice on WBAN to talk about it. Not all submissions will be posted. To report a fight, go to Link to Form
On January 14, 2012, at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, there was a 10-round WBF world title fight scheduled that featured Irma Sanchez vs. Fahpratan Looksaikongdin. Fahpratan definitely filled the bill for an "easy" win for a WBF Flyweight title shot for Sanchez. Sanchez stopped Fahpratan in the second round, which appeared to be more of a powder-puff blow to the now four-time "straight-in-a-row" loser Fahpratan. A snoozer of a fight which can be viewed on YouTube, it appeared to WBAN that even a well-schooled amateur could have defeated Fahpratan in any non-title bout. WBAN also has the video embedded on this snoozer on the story posted on WBAN.
You will not have to look too much further than to just take a few moments to view the stats of Fahpratan's boxing record on Boxrec---her record speaks volumes. To summarized that record in a nutshell....Fahpratan came into the fight at the age of 20, with three straight losses, has not won a fight since 2009. Her previous record is peppered with almost all pro debuters, and she has not had a win against a fighter that has ever had a win. She began fighting as a pro at about age 16 according to Boxrec.
As many of you have already reported to WBAN, the fight appeared to be nothing more than a joke, a disgrace to be even remotely called a "title fight" when we have so many talented female boxers in the sport that could have made this a fight on this particular card, a night to remember and represent women's boxing in its greatest form. Too bad no one thinks about that when making these inept and lame title bouts.