For Jomthong this will be his 4th defense of the title he won back in May 2012, when he traveled to South Korea to defeat Dong-Hyuk Kim via 9th round TKO in a very well fought bout. Sadly the Thai hasn't been that active in a boxing ring since winning the title however he has maintained a successful career in Muay Thai. This inactivity saw Jomthong spend almost 17 months out of the ring between his last two fights but was in action, in Japan, in August when he over-came Japanese challenger Koseki Nakama with a 12 round decision.
Whilst this bout is almost a dream fight at the weight we've also been informed that the under-card will feature at least 1 other notable bout as former Japanese Middleweight champion Tomohiro Ebisu (12-4, 12) will be also be in action. The stop-or-be-stopped Ebisu has lost 2 of his last 3 bouts, including a Japanese title fight to Daisuke Nakagawa,
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