On May 17, 2019, Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy, 25, of Thailand defeated Giorgio “Doctor” Petrosyan, 33, of Italy via split decision at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. But on March 22, 2019, ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong took to Facebook to announce that the decision had been reversed because of the referee’s error.
Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and six ONE Super Series contests, which were six kickboxing bouts, “ONE: Enter the Dragon” was ONE Championship’s second event in 2019 that took place in Singapore. In the 14th bout of the evening, Petchmorakot and Petrosyan fought in the quarter-finals in the ONE Featherweight Kicboxing World Grand Prix with Atsushi Onari as the referee.
In the opening round, Petrosyan looked to be in control, making use of his superb boxing skills to outpoint Petchmorakot. In the second round, the Thai contender started to find his groove as he made things more competitive, trading shots with his Italian-Armenian opponent.
After three three-minute rounds, the kickboxing bout was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Petchmorakot, who was declared the winner via split decision.
But now that the decision had been reversed, Petchmorakot now holds a professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of 158 wins, 34 losses, 2 draws and 1 No Contest. On the other hand, Petrosyan now has 90 wins, 2 loses, 2 draws and 2 No Contests.
Petchmorakot was one of the four representatives of Thailand at “ONE: Enter the Dragon” while Petrosyan solely represented Italy. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States were also represented.
More photos from Petchmorakot and Petrosyan’s bout are on Top Sports Asia. Meanwhile, get to know a little bit more about the Armenian-Italian kickboxer here: