Just a few short days ago Thai promoter Pariyakorn Ratanasuban, the top woman at Onesongchai, announced that she was going to pull out all the stops to win the upcoming purse bid for the WBO Bantamweight clash between the unbeaten Tomoki Kameda (28-0, 19) and her fighter Pungluang Sor Singyu (46-2, 31).
The fight, a mandatory defense between Kameda and the #1 ranked Pungluangis one that is incredibly exciting on paper and should prove to have fireworks where ever it's held.
Kameda, who won the title last August by defeating Paulus Ambunda, has already defended the belt once defeating Immanuel Naidjala in a very clear decision back in December.
Pungluang, a former champion himself, beat AJ Banal for the then vacant title though unfortunately lost it in his first defense to Ambunda. Since then he has run up 3 stoppage victories as he's chased a second WBO title fight.
With the styles of the two men this has the look of a cat and mouse fight. Tomoki is a skilled and talented boxer-puncher who uses movement well to set up his shots, Pungluang however is strong pressure fighter who will chase Tomoki around in what we expect could be an absolute classic.
Unfortunately for Pariyakorn Ratanasuban, pictured, she'll have stiff competition in terms of the purse bids with the Kameda Brothers likely putting in their own hefty bid courtesy of money from their deal with TBS. With Tomoki looking like the best of the 3 brothers this could prove to be an opportunity for the Kameda brand to rebuild from a bad few months, though of course if Tomoki does travel to Thailand then history is certainly against him.
We'd not be shocked if the purse bids for this bout are unusually high for a Bantamweight title fight due to the fighters involved and the advantage home field brings either man. The purse bids themselves are now expected for January 23rd with a minimum of $100,000.
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