Phayahong is first Thai woman K-1 championPhayahong Ayothayafightgym wins the 45-kilogramme division at the K-1 World Grand Prix, a renowned kickboxing tournament, in Tokyo, Japan, on Saturday. (Photo: Ayothaya Fight Gym)Buri Ram boxer Phayahong Ayothayafightgym is the first Thai woman to win a K-1 kickboxing championship, taking the title in the 45-kilogramme division at the K-1 World Grand Prix at Yoyoki National Gymnasium in Tokyo on Saturday. After a four-round fight, Phayahong was declared winner, beating Sukawara Miyu of Japan with a score of 2-1. Her Thai predecessors who won K-1 championship titles were all men - Buakaw Banchamek, Kaew Viriyalekgym and Kongnapa Viriyalekgym. Phayahong is a former student of Nakhon Ratchasima Sports School and began boxing at the age of 9 years.
Source: Bangkok Post June 27, 2022 15:33 UTC