Yesterday we reported that several Ioka fighters would be facing Thai foes on December 31st in Osaka. Today we can bring you the names of those Thai's, none of whom will be expecting to return from Osaka with a win.
Promising female Terumi Nuki (5-0, 2) will be fighting against Petchluksor Sor Praithong (0-0) in a 6 round bout. Nuki is touted as a genuine hopeful amongst those who know about female boxing though we know absolutely nothing about Petchluksor who is, according to boxrec, making her professional debut.
Another debutant is Kajonsak Nattapolygym (0-0) who has the misfortune of being the opponent of former WBA Minimumweight champion Ryo Miyazaki (21-1-3, 12). Miyazaki, who actually lost a year ago to Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr, is going to be fighting what is effectively a stay busy contest here before being moved towards a Light Flyweight title next year. With that in mind he'll be hoping to avoid a repeat of his loss to Fahlan and he'll also be hoping to have his weight sorted, something that was a problem last year.
A third debuting Thai will be Kamraiok Or Wandavee (0-0) who is set to fight the heavy handed Takahiro Yamamoto (14-3, 11). Yamamoto has stopped his last 5 foes in a combined 12 rounds and 3 of those were Thai novices, we expect Kamraiok will go the same way and be stopped early.
The one Thai on this card with some experience is the win-less Phetsaifar Lukmaelamperigym (0-5) who we've seen in Japan before, in fact we've seen him in Osaka before as he was the man that the exciting Masayoshi Hashizume made his debut against last year. Phetsaifar will be fighting another Ioka prospect in the form of Takeru Kamikubo (7-0, 4), the ultra-busy teenager who will be fighting for the 8th time this year. Against Hashizume we saw Phetsaifar take a bit of a pounding and and we suspect that he'll come up short here against Kamikubo, though may be able to extend the Japanese youngster a few rounds.
At the moment Tomomi Takano (6-1, 5) has still not had her opponent named though we're expecting that will happen soon.
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