It was announced recently that Thai veteran Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym (40-2, 23) will be aiming for a second world title fight in the immediate future, with his eyes firmly set on a black and gold belt of the WBA.
Prior to a prospective world title fight we will see Panomroonglek in action defending his interim PABA Bantamweight title this coming Friday against the limited Indonesian challenger Junior Bajawa (14-3, 7). Of course Panomroonglek will need to be successful here to get his world title bout.
For those unfamiliar with the Thai he is best known for his 2013 loss to Koki Kameda. That bout saw Kameda narrowly retaining the WBA Bantamweight title with a split decision win. Other than Kameda we've seen Panomroonglek fight against Hiroyuki Hisataka, twice, and Koki Eto.
Ranked #5 by the WBA we'd not be shocked to see the Thai getting a world title fight early next year or very late this year. The question however is "which WBC champion will he fight?" At the moment there are 3.
The WBA "super" champion is the fantastic Panamanian Anselmo Moreno (35-2-1, 12), who just so happens to be defending his title this coming Friday. The "regular" champion is Britain's Jamie McDonnell (24-2-1, 11), who is expected to defend his title later this year and may be willing to face the Thai, it's also worth noting that McDonnell defeated Thailand's Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat to win his title in the first place. The remaining option is "interim" champion Venezuela's Yonfrez Parejo (16-1-1, 7) who won the interim title at the end of August with an 11th round TKO against Luis Hinojosa.
Of the 3 champions we suspect that the target will be either McDonnell, in an attempt to avenge the loss of Tabtimdaeng, or Parejo, who is likely to be the easiest man to deal with.
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