BANGKOK, Thailand  —  He did it.  Filipino John Michael Zulueta did not disappoint his fans, delivering a riveting and exciting round two TKO win over brave Thai fighter Sittichai Namnual Wednesday evening, September 28, at the luxurious Spaceplus Bangkok in Thailand.

From the start of action, the lighting-fast Pinoy warrior aggressively pursue his opponent throwing combinations at him, landing with success, mindful of surprise counter-attacks. 

During that first round, a long left sent by the world-ranked Zulueta unintentionally landed below the belt of the Thailand fighter. 

It seemed that the Filipino boxer had intended a left to the liver, but the punch travelled low, impacting Sittichai’as he was backing away in a quick defensive move.  

Luckily for the Pinoy, the Thai referee did not deduct any points.   Sittichai did not say anything either, as the battle continued with Zulueta pressing forward.

The Visaya boy kept on scoring elegant and damaging combinations of quality on the head and body of the strong Thai, quickly reducing his stamina.    

Zulueta went on to drop Sittichai... later on forcing him to abandon the combat for a round two TKO in his favor.  

With the victory, the Bacolod-native conquered in the process the vacant ABF light flyweight strap.    

The feat also improves Zulueta’s standing in the 105lbs world-rankings, which is the weight-class where the Planet’s top two fighters are formidable Thai champions: Panya Prabadsri and Niyomtrong Thammanoon.

The victorious Zulueta, 27, was congratulated by experienced man of boxing Mr. Naris Singwancha, president of the Asian Boxing Federation (ABF), by his coach former world champion Joemarie Gamboa, as well as by the Filipino Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand.

Zulueta’s title win was one of main attractions during the exciting boxing event produced by Award-winning Filipino promoter Brico Santig of Highland Boxing Promotions, done in association with matchmaker Supanat Chanram and boxing-loving entrepreneur Tony Chen.