A recent press release from Thailand has announced that a deal is in place for a fight between Knockout CP Freshmart (8-0, 5) and Nicaragua's Carlos Buitrago (27-0-1-1, 16) with the men to meet over the Interim WBA Minimumweight.
From what we understand the press release states the bout will be taking place in October somewhere in Buriram province, Thailand.
The bout, between unbeaten men, will put the WBA's #5 ranked fighter, Buitrago, against the #6 ranked fighter, Freshmart, and will promise some real excitement with both fighters looking to make the most of this major opportunity.
Buitrago will be remembered by many for his recent draw to Merlito Sabillo in a bout many felt the Nicaraguan deserve to win. Given that Buitrago gave Sabillo so many problems he looks to be a major test for Freshmart, even if the Thai will be fighting at home. The Thai's team however will be confident of a win and have never shown any fear in the match making of their fighter so far who has fought 6 of his 8 bouts against fighters with winning records.
We're unsure on a specific date regarding this fight though we'd expect to have that clarified by the start of September as both men ramp up their training.
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