The bout will see the 24 year old Knockout make the first defence of his "title", that he won by out pointing Carlos Buitrago last year, and take a huge step towards getting a shot at WBA regular champion Hekkie Budler, who successfully defended his title this past weekend. For Knockout it's a must win bout if he's to get a shot at Budler. For he 43 year old Rachman it's a chance to end his long career on a high.
As well as the main event there were 3 other bouts announced for the show.
The chief support bout on the card will see Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym (43-2, 25) defending his PABA Bantamweight title against Filipino challenger Mateo Handig (13-8, 7) in what looks to be a disgustinng mismatch due to the significant size advantage of the champion. Handig was world ranked not too long ago, and does hold a major win over Katsunari Takayama, but is a Minimumweight jumping up to Bantamweight.
Another support bout will see Noknoi Sitthiprasert (52-4, 30) put his 51 fight winning streak on the line against Filipino journeyman Donny Mabao (21-24-1, 4). Noknoi, who is unbeaten since 2005, is actually facing one of his better opponents here, though Mabao does look like a fighter struggling for form and has lost his last 4, including an OPBF Minimumweight title bout to Ryuji Hara and a WBC Asian Boxing Council Flyweight title bout against Nawaphon Por Chokchai.
Another bout on this card will see former WBA interim Flyweight champion Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep (34-3, 20) make his return to the ring for the first time since losing a WBA Flyweight unification bout against Juan Carlos Reveco last year. Yodmongkol has had a trio of hard fights coming into this bout and will now be fighting a very easy looking contest as he goes up against Pongpan Patanakan Gym (0-5).
The final bout we've been made aware of will feature the very exciting Chanachai Cp Freshmart (2-0, 1), who currently holds the WBC Youtn Minimumweight title. Chanchai will be battling fellow unbeaten Chatpetch Por Pakdee (2-0) in a non-title bout that comes just weeks after Chanachai defended his belt with a clear decision against Wilber Andogan.
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