Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, who earlier this year was acclaimed as the ‘WBC Fighter of the Decade’ has been forced to hang up his gloves after a devastating third round loss to unknown Rey Migreno.
The 35 year-old, who made 21 successful WBC flyweight title defences in two spell as champion, cut a forlorn figure as Migreno celebrated his victory and condemned him to his second stoppage defeat of the year.
Wonjongkam had handpicked his opponents since his loss to Sonny Boy Jaro earlier this year and went into the bout in his hometown confident on a four-fight winning streak.
The Thai fighters demeanour meant nothing though as his body seemed to fail him in the fight and afterwards he admitted that the decision to extend his career lied with his manager Wirat Wachirarattanawong.
Wachirarattanawong swiftly called a halt to his fighters fourteen career though and stated that the time had come for Wonjongkam to leave the sport for good after his fifth defeat in 94 contests.