Earlier today Thai sources began to report that a deal has now been done for the WBA Flyweight title fight, between unbeaten champion Artem Dalakian (18-0, 13) and #1 contender Dennapa Kiatniwat (20-1, 15) [เด่นนภา ตราใบห่อ], aka Sarawut Thawornkham.
The full details haven't yet emerged though all sources are reporting that it will take place in June in Ukraine, giving Dalakian home advantage.
For the Ukrainian champion the bout will be his third defense of the title, following defenses against Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep and Gregorio Lebron. Like those two this will be at home, as he looks to build his reputation as a top quality champion. For the Thai however this will be his first world title bout, and his biggest test so far, by far. Coming in to this the 27 year old Thai has won his last 20, but his competition has been relatively poor against regional journeymen.
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