The camps have 30 days from February 26th to reach an agreement before purse bids will be called, and have been given 120 days from February 26th to hold the contest.
Azeri born Ukrainian based champion Dalakian won the title on February 24th, when he defeated Filipino-American Brian Viloria on "Superfly 2". He schooled Viloria by using his reach, speed and timing to out point the aged Viloria, who seemed off the pace through out the bout, and took a clear decision to announce himself to the boxing world. As that was a vacant title fight he won he has to make his first defense against a mandatory challenger, which is where Yodmongkol comes in.
The Thai has been chasing a world title fight for a few years now, pretty much since losing to Juan Carlos Reveco back in 2014 in a bout that saw both men being dropped. Since that loss the Thai has gone 15-0 (14), but only faced limited quality opposition whilst running up those wins at home in Thailand. His record is lacking over all but he does hold notable wins over Koki Eto and Takuya Kogawa, showing that he belongs to mix at world level.
We expect to see the teams for this bout agree a deal in the coming weeks and the bout could be staged as early as the summer, and it should be a very exciting contest.