Thai veteran holds on to his belt
Thailand's Pongsaklek Wonjongkam retained the WBC interim flyweight title when he stopped Japan's Takahisa Masuda in the sixth round on Friday.
Referee Brad Vocale stopped the bout in Chiang Mai a minute and six seconds into the round after a flurry of punches by the Thai fighter.
The 32-year-old Pongaklek proved too strong in the 77th bout of his professional career.
He won the WBC flyweight title in 2001 and defended it 17 times before losing a decision to Japan's Daisuke Naito in 2007.
He reclaimed the interim title in April with a decision over Mexico's Julio Cesar Miranda.
This was 30-year-old Masuda's first fight outside Japan and his first shot at an international title.