Earlier this week Thai sources reported that former world champion Samson Tor Buamas (39-4, 21) [แซมซั่น ต.บัวมาศ] would be back in the ring on January 26th, as she faces IBF female Light Flyweight champion Cai Zong Ju (10-1, 1) [蔡,宗菊], in what will be a second bout between the two fighters.
The sources report that the bout will take place in Harbin during the 2018 Harbin Ice Festival, with temperatures expected to be "chilly" to say the least.
For Ju the bout will serve as her second world title defense, and comes just less than a year after she won the title, thanks to a win over Etsuko Tada in the Cotai Arena in Macau. Her only previous defense saw her defeat Filipino veteran Gretchen Abaniel this past October.
For Samson the bout gives her a chance to become a 2-time female world champion, as recognised by the big 4, and claim her first major honour since she lost the WBA female Light Flyweight crown back in 2008. It will also giver her a chance to avenge a 2016 loss to Ju, which earned Ju a shot at the world title.
At the moment noother details have been released about the show, but given the other recent Chinese shows at a similar time of year we are expecting something very interesting for this particular show., if not a double show spread over 2 days as we've seen in the past.
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