Today we saw the official announcement of Srisaket's return, which we now know will take place on July 21st and will see the Thai battle against Korean foe Young Gil Bae (28-6-2, 22) [배영길], in what will be a 10 round non-title bout.
The bout will be shown on Workpoint TV, continuing the relationship between the channel and the Nakornluang stable, and as a result will be available to watch free, world wide, through the Workpoint youtube channel.
The bout serves as Srisaket's first in Thailand since December 2016. Since then he has had 3 fights in the US, scoring massive wins over Estrada and Roman Gonzalez, twice, to put himself in the global boxing limelight and become a 2-time WBC world champion.
Bae has also been out of the ring for a while, having not fought since April 2017, when he fought to a draw with a Thai novice in Bangkok. He has frequently fought in Thailand, and is mostly known for his 2015 stoppage loss to WBC Minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin, who moved to 40-0 by stopping Bae. The Korean has sadly lost to every notable fighter he has faced, and was demolished in 4 rounds last time he faced a name fighter, with Rex Tso doing a number on him in Hong Kong. It's hard to imagine him lasting long against Srisaket here, given that the Thai will have a lot of frustrations to take out when he gets back in the ring.
At the moment there is no information in regards to the under-card, but with the bout being Srisaket's long awaited return to a Thai ring we don't think many will be tuning in for a stacked under-card. Instead the bout looks to be a tune up bout and a chance to shine in front of the local Thai fans, who haven't been able to see their star fighter in action since he became such a big name in the sport.