Earlier this week it was announced that former WBC Bantamweight champion Sirimongkol Singwancha (96-4, 61) [ศิริมงคล สิงห์วังชา] would be returning to the ring in the near future, in a bout up at Heavyweight!
The 41 year old veteran, who debuted back in 1994, made his name back in the 1990's and early 00's. He is well known for his early career, which saw him win the WBC Bantamweight title, and defend it until losing in FOTY contender to Joichiro Tatsuyoshi in 1997. He would bounce back from that loss and claim the WBC Super Featherweight title in 2002, and make a single defense before losing the belt to Jesus Chavez in 2003.
After losing the WBC Super Featherweight title Sirimongkol's career went through a strange spell. He would win a WBC Lightweight title eliminator, be caught in a bizarre story he was featured in a photo shoot for a gay magazine, arrested for possessing drugs and served 4 years, of a much longer sentence. Despite the troubles Sirimongkol's career would continue and he would reel off an incredible looking 51 straight wins, following the loss to Chavez.
The winning run saw Sirimongkol moving through the weights, and his most recent bout, in 2018, saw him claim the Thai Light Heavyweight title. Despite still being a talented fighter, he has lost 2 of his last 4, including a decision loss to the talented Azizbek Abdugofurov.
At the moment the full details of his Heavyweight bout haven't been disclosed but they are expected to be announced in the very near future.
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