Date: Oct 08, 2018
By: Cobus du Plessis / Staff reporter
Kai-ting “Killer Bee” Chuang of Taiwan lost her ONE Championship kickboxing atomweight
world title to 15-year veteran Muay Thai ace Stamp Fairtex at the “Kingdom of Heroes” event in the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Chuang, who picked up boxing at the age of 16 and had used it to win a university scholarship, looked to sidestep the hometown favorite’s reach and enter boxing range, but Stamp kept her at bay with jabs and kicks to the midsection.
“Killer Bee” was repeatedly tied up by the challenger and dumped to the mat. While not legal under kickboxing rules, it showed that Stamp had a strength advantage.
Unable to get past the kicks, Chuang charged in, but was dragged into clinches, where she was battered with knees until the referee separated them. [FULL STORY]