The talented Thai, who has made 3 defenses of the WBA "regular" title since beating Byron Rojas in June 2016, will be facing off with once beaten Filipino challenger Toto Landero (10-1-2, 2).
The talented Thai was in the running to face bigger names, but it seems like this will be more of a stay busy fight than a huge defense. It is however his third bout this year and follows wins over Go Odaira, back in March, and mandatory challenger Rey Loreto, giving Knockout some flexibility in not only this bout but also his next one. Talking about his next one it does seem like he will be matched against a recognised top 10 type of challenger.
Landero is a bit of an unknown outside of the Philippines. he has fought all 13 bouts at home and has clashed with the likes of Rolly Sumalpong, Philip Luis Cuerdo, Joey Canoy and Vic Saludar. His only loss was a 6th round TKO to Canoy whilst he holds a very notable win over Vic Saludar, having recorded that victory this past June with a 10 round split decision. It's fair to say the win over Salurday does confirm that Landero has talent, but whether that can prove to be enough to test Knockout is yet to be seen.