According to Pal Pungluang's first defence of the title, a title that he won back in August with a 2nd round KO of Ryo Akaho, will take place on January 14th 2016 as the as the Thai warrior faces the unheralded Jetro Pabustan (26-2-6, 7).
Whilst the fight will be Pungluang's first defense of his second reign it will also be a potential coming out fight for Pabustan who has yet to capture the attention of the boxing world, despite his solid record.
The challenger, a 25 year old dubbed "Silent Operator", has only previously fought in a single tightly bout, suffering a split technical decision loss to Monico Laurente in a bout for the GAB Bantamweight title last year. Notable that his second defeat and like his first was a technical decision. In fact he has been in an astonishing 11 technical decision bouts so far in his career.
The winner of this one is expected to face the winner of December's bout between Shohei Omori and Marlon Tapales, who are set to fight on December 16th in a WBO title eliminator.