Balingasag, Misamis Oriental native Michael Enriquez lost his bout for the vacant WBA Asia Flyweight title against world rated Yutthana Kaensa of Thailand via unanimous decision in Bangkok, Thailand but not without a controversy due to a premature bell ending the 7th round which saved the obviously hurt Thai fighter.

From a report from, Enriquez dropped Kaensa with a wicked left hook early in the 7th round and was chasing and pummeling the Thai when suddenly the bell rang with just halfway thru the round saving the fading Thai boxer from further punishment.

Enriquez’s manager Jim Claude Manangquil reportedly will file a complaint.

Watch the full fight below and watch the bell sounding just halfway through the 7th round.


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