For Australian based Amonsot the bout will be his first defense of the title and will see him attempting to extend a 16 fight unbeaten run, which has included numerous title wins in bouts for WBO Asia Pacific, PABA, Australian, and WBA Pan Pacific titles. Amazingly he is unbeaten since his fantastic 12 round war with Michael Katsidis back in 2007, with many suggesting his career would be over following that bout, due to a brain injury. Despite the injury he has continued to fight and, of course, has had great success with some suggesting a win here could open the door to a potential world title bout in 2017.
Unbeaten Thai Kawhfah has been signed up to face several notable opponents over the years, including Katsidis, but has ended up missing out on actually facing someone with name value. As a result the unbeaten the 30 year old lacks a notable win, with his best victory actially being a decision victory over Andrew Wallace last year. Despite the low level of competition the Thai has claimed WBC Asian Boxing Council titles at 3 weights and has a shown promise at times, though now needs a notable win to strengthen up his claim as genuine potential world title challenger.
The bout will take place at the Melbourne Pavilion and is one of 3 title fights on the show.