Pride Gym fighter Charles Bisset led most of the fight but was surprised by a third round KO from Diaguely Camara for the World Muay Thai cruiserweight title.

Pride Gym fighter Charles Bisset led most of the fight but was surprised by a third round KO from Diaguely Camara for the World Muay Thai cruiserweight title.

Pride Gym’s Bisset suffers World title loss

Pride Gym’s Charles Bisset lost the World Muay Thai title fight to French fighter Diaguely Camara

Pride Gym fighter Charles Bisset may be down but he’s certainly not out.

Bisset lost his World Muay Thai title bout Mar. 9 in Burbank, Calif. by third-round knockout to Diaguely Camara.

Related read: Pride Gym fighter battles for World Muay Thai title

The 31-year-old Retallack native dominated Camara in the early going, keeping the French fighter off-balance throughout the first two rounds with a series of low and high body kicks.

“I was pressuring the whole first round,” said Bisset. “I was composed and landing the harder shots. In the second round he came out stronger. It was more even, but I definitely took the second. I was still chopping legs, chopping the body, but then he came at me with some weird stuff, I thought it was in desperation.”

In round 3, Camara’s unorthodox style eventually paid off. Camara threw a combination, then came at Pride Gym’s finest with a flying knee. Bisset kept his hands high to protect his head, but a quick switch to a kick to the ribs put Bisset on the canvas.

“I was dominating the fight, but he caught me, not to take any excuses away, congratulations to him, but it was unfortunate.”

Related read: Bisset wins WBC Muay Thai title

With a displaced rib and his breath knocked out of him, Bisset managed to get to his feet, and congratulate Camara. The ringside doctor wanted him taken out on a stretcher, but Bisset walked out of the ring to a standing ovation.

With the loss, his hopes to fight another World title fight have been put on hold. Bisset will be out six weeks for his ribs to heal, but looks forward to winning back his WBC Muay Thai title in July.

“I’m fighting in July, going to come back home after that, and after I get my national title back, I’ll be qualified to fight for world titles and get some world titles in the fall.”

Camara’s impressive numbers improve to 24-4 with 10 knockouts, while Bisset’s record falls to 29-9. Still, the resilient kid from the Valhallas remains determined.

“There’s not too many people out there who get to say they fought for a professional world title,” added Bisset. “So it’s not the last one, the next fight will be for a World Boxing Council title. I’m not getting discouraged by this, it’s just part of the game, this is life.”

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