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In the year 1941, Joe Louis defended his heavyweight title seven times to prove himself a fighting champion. Thai lefty puncher Shengsak Muangsurin, 25 year old WBC junior welterweight titlist successfully defended his title for the sixth time in a year, as he pummeled Joseph Kimpuani, Zaire, into a gory mess and scored a 14th round technical knockout before some 40,000 native fans The African challenger was a badly bleeding at the mouth at the time of the stoppage. The cut was opened in round five and was deepened to the bone by Shengsak's furious punching in the thirteen session. I the next round, the Italian referee had a TC physician examine the streaming gash and then awarded a TKO to the Thai champ. Even if Kimpuani had been allowed to go on fighting, he could not have scored a kayo over the tough Thai or be a points victor. Kimpuani, born in Zaire 28 years ago, had registered a winning streak chiefly in Dunkirk, Fran, and proved durable against Shengsak's continued attack as to refuse to go down. Only in the first round was Kimpuani clearly in command, tossing good sharp jabs. Muangsurin, a former kickboxer who copped the WBC crown in his third pro bout via an eighth round kayo over Perico Fernandez in 1975, turned aggressive from the third round on. The portsider often forced Kimpuani in to the corner to catch him with a barrage of punches. In round five shengsak smashed a wicked right to open up a cut at the challenger's mouth. The African kept bleeding as the contest progressed. The tide turned almost completely. Shengsak was furiously in command in every round thereafter. Though Kimpuani fought gamely with his neck and chest covered in crimson, the scrappy champ never softened his attack. From Rng Boxing magazine April 1978



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