Later today fight fans in Mexico will see Thai veteran Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (61-2, 41) [ชลธาร อ.พิริยะภิญโญ] challenger WBO "Interim" Super Featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (29-1, 26). The bout, Berchelt's first defense, is a stepping stone to the winner getting a bout with Ukrainian star Vasyl Lomachenko.
Yesterday the two men weight in for the bout and both made the 130lb weight limit, with both men scaling 129.5lbs.
For Berchelt this bout sees him returning to the ring for the first time since he beat George Jupp back in March to win the title. The big punching Mexican is currently on an 8 fight stoppage run and is looking like an imposing fighter breaking through the ranks in impressive fashion.
For Chonlatarn this will be his 4th bout this year, and he's looking for a 10th straight win since losing to Lomachenko in November 2014. The busy Thai has twice come up short in world title bouts at 126lbs but will be hoping for more success in his first Super Featherweight title bout.
Chonlatarn hopes it's third time lucky as he faces Miguel Berchelt
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According to reports in the Mexican press we will see Thailand's Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (61-2, 41) [ชลธาร อ.พิริยะภิญโญ] return to the ring in either July or August to fight WBO "Interim" Super Featherweight champion Miguel Berchelt (29-1, 26), in a bout for Berchelt's title.
The report suggests that the bout will take place on either July 16th or August 6th and will see Chonlatarn's third world title fight, following losses on the road to Chris John and Vasyl Lomachenko. The winner would then be set to face WBO champion Lomachenko, who won the WBO world title this past weekend in spectacular fashion.
At the moment the details are a bit scattered with no set venue, but the story should develop quickly given the specific dates that have been mentioned for the contest.
Earlier today we were informed that Onesongchai would be putting on their next card on January 15th, and it would feature two notable fighters.
One of those fighters is former world title challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (58-2, 39), best known for losing to Chris John and Vasyl Lomachenko,who is fighting in a bout for the WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight title. The talented Thai will be hoping to earn himself another world title fight later in the year. Chonlatarn will be facing Sadiki Momba (22-7-2, 8).
The other notable fighter is former Zou Shiming foe Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym (34-1-2, 19) who will be fighting in a 6 round bout at 118lbs, above his usual Flyweight division. Sadly we don't know who he will be facing.
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This coming Friday fans watching Thai Channel 7 will know they are in for a treat as they get the chance to watch an intriguing WBO Bantamweight title bout between Japanese slugger Ryo Akaho (26-1-2, 18) and Pungluang Sor Singyu (50-3, 34). Of course people following the Asian scene will have known about that match up for a while though today we're happy to report that there will also be two other title bouts on the under-card, which it's self is scheduled to feature 5 supporting bouts alongside the main event.
One of those bouts will see former 2-time world title challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (55-2, 36) defending his WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight title as he battles Indonesian visitor Boido Simanjuntak (18-28-1, 7). Simanjuntak, who is 0-14 in Thailand, isn't expected to over-come Chonlatarn, who has only ever lost to Chris John and Vasyl Lomachneko.
The other title bout will see the once beaten Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym (31-1-2, 16) defending his WBO Oriental Flyweight title. Unfortunately we've not been able to identify Kwanpichit's opponent, though we do know that Kwanpichit will be seeking his 5th straight win since losing his high profile bout to Zou Shiming late last year in Macau.
Both of these bouts are expected to be televised alongside the world title contest.
Sometimes details for fights in Thailand are scarce, tricky and come very late on. Today we got one such example as we were informed that Onesongchai would be putting on a televised show this coming Friday. Not only were details late to be released from the promoter but they were also fairly scarce.
What we do know is that the show will be broadcast on Thai channel on Friday from 14:00 local time, with a 2 hour time slot. We also know the main attractions.
One of the two big name attractions is former 2-time world title challenger Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (54-2, 35), who will be defending his WBO Asia Pacific Featherweight title. His opponent is said to be an African visitor though we're unsure who.
The other notable attraction is the once beaten Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym (29-1-2, 14), who is facing a mystery opponent himself.
Although neither Thai is a big name outside of their homeland both were famously showcased in big bouts in Macau, where we saw Zou Shiming and Vasyl Lomachenko scoring wide decision wins over the two men. Despite those losses both men will be seeking their third win in a row.
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