Earlier today we were informed that 2-time Olympic medal winner Manus Boonjumnong (1-0) would be returning to the ring for his second bout as a professional boxer.
The 35 year old Thai, who won medals at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, debuted as a professional earlier this year less than a week after his 35th birthday. On his debut he showed touches of genuine skill as he easily over-came Jamed Jalarente of Indonesia. Despite the impressive skills that he showed he did leave us wondering about his age and his size, with a clearly swollen mid-section.
Today's news was that Manus would be fighting on September 27th in a bout against former Indonesian Welterweight champion Marco Tuhumury (10-11-2, 3). The bout really should be a mismatch but we are very interested to see Manus in action again, and we're really hoping he comes to the ring in some sort of shape as he has the ability to make a genuine impact on the sport, at least regionally.
From what we under-stand his bout will be televised on Mono 29 along with the main event, which will see stablemate Mike Tawatchai (35-8-1, 21) attempt to claim the IBF Pan Pacific Super Bantamweight title. We will also see Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr (27-4-1, 15) in action as he attempts to move towards a second world title bout.
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