The exciting Filipino, who was robbed in his only previous world title bout against Kompayak Porpramook almost 4 years ago, is apparently set to face WBC Light Flyweight champion Ganigan Lopez (27-6, 17) on June 11th in Lopez's native Mexico.
For those unaware Taconing fought Porpramook, for this very same title, 4 years ago and appeared to be well on his way to claiming a victory before the bout was stopped due to a cut suffered by the Thai. That cut allowed Porpramook to escape with a hugely dubious technical decision and retain his title and left Taconing on the outside looking in.
Since that set back the Filipino has gone 9-0 (8) with notable wins against the likes of Vergilio Silvano (TKO11), Ramon Garcia Hirales (TKO10) and Jomar Fajardo (TD10). Not only has he been racking up some good wins but he has been avoided like the plague by most, and has been left waiting over and over for his opportunity at the top table.
For Lopez the bout will serve as a baptism of fire for his first defense, following his recent title victory over Yu Kimura in Japan. That title victory was a great one away from home for Lopez but a fight with Taconing will likely be much, much more difficult than the fight with Japanese fighter, especially given Taconing's power, toughness and ultra-aggressive style.
We do need to note that this is only a rumour at the moment but hopefully the match up will be confirmed in the coming days.