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Chatri thinks Rodtang ‘won two rounds’ vs Superlek as scorecards stir debate

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ONE Championship boss Chatri thinks Rodtang ‘won two rounds’ vs Superlek as scorecards stir more debate

Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong scores the first and third rounds for Rodtang – but judges saw it differently in BangkokAll three officials awarded fight 29-27 to Superlek, with identical scores for each round, as ONE boss admits ‘it was super close’ONE ChampionshipNicolas Atkinin BangkokPublished: 11:43pm, 23 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

The fierce debate continued to rage on Saturday as the scorecards were released for Superlek Kiatmookao’s victory over Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

“The Kicking Machine” took home a unanimous decision over the ONE Championship flyweight Muay Thai king in their non-title catchweight bout at Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok.

But plenty of fans were left upset, insisting that a crucial second-round knockdown for Superlek was actually just a slip from “The Iron Man”.

There was no second guessing from the judges, though, with all three awarding the fight 29-27 to Superlek, with identical scores for each round, as seen in a scorecard given to the Post by ONE officials.

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Rodtang got the nod from all three judges for the first round, after opening a nasty cut on his opponent’s forehead which saw the ringside doctor pause the fight to inspect it, and which later required a plethora of stitches to close.

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