Miki’ala Freitas of Hawaii, USA and Jamie Davis of London, England rocked the house with two decisive victories at Patong Boxing Stadium.
Davis, a 21 year-old, continues his undefeated strike he started when he first came to the camp over a year ago. Squaring off against 25 year-old Thai national Banyat, a veteran of 67 fights, Davis showed great poise and dominated in the clinch.
“I felt stronger so I felt I could do what I wanted in the clinch,” Davis said after the fight. “I was throwing my knees and I kept punching him out of it.”
He dropped Banyat in the second round with a devastating right hook, giving Davis a perfect 5-0 record.
For Freitas (4-1), it was a return to the very same stadium where she has yet to lose and was looking to keep her perfect record at Patong Boxing Stadium. The 25 year-old got into a tough fight with Thai national Phokaew, a veteran of 35 fights.
The bout was a four round banger that saw Freitas and Phokaew deliver heavy knees to each other from the clinch for much of the fight. Phokaew delivered some heavy shots to the body in the beginning.
“She was a tough opponent. She has nice body hits but I just tried to keep pressure on her,” said Freitas. “In the second (round) I saw her wince a bit so I started working on her left leg more.”
Freitas ended the fight in the fourth round after some swift kicks to the leg, while pushing Phokaew in the corner and working on her lower body for much of the fight.
“I got the ring rust out and definitely saw some areas I can work on and improve upon for the next fight, but overall I’m happy with my performance.”