In front of more than 7000 partisan fans in mining
town Yi Liang, Yang won by scores of 116-112, 118-109
and 119-109 and improved his professional ledger
to 15-2 (4). Kokietgym dropped to 16-4 (6).
Sugar Ray Lee, as he is affectionately nicknamed,
came out to impress, and dropped Kokietgym with a
beautiful left hook-straight right hand
combination in the first round. He then lost a
point moments later for hitting his Thai opponent
while he was down, which may have cost the local
hero an early knockout victory.
Yang continued to dominate, and had built a nice
lead after four rounds. The bout then settled into
a tough battle with Yang boxing nicely from the
outside, and Kokietgym aggressively pressing the
action, knowing he was behind on the scorecards.