Later this month we'll see unbeaten Thai boxer Teerachai Kratingdaenggym (38-0, 28) [ถิรชัย กระทิงแดงยิม] face off with heavy handed Argentinain fighter Lucas Martin Matthysse (38-4-0-1, 35) for the WBA "regular" Welterweight title.
Today Teerachai set off from Thailand for the fight, getting a plane from his homeland as he begins his journey to California.
The Thai, who is a relative unknown outside of his homeland, will be fighting for the first time outside of Asia and it seems clear that he and his team are planning to have a lot of time to adjust. It's a tactic that allows Teerachai to get rid of any jetlag, adapt to the weather, food and culture as well as any other changes he needs to make with out the need to rush preparations.
The fighter flew out from Suvarnabhumi Airport, one of two Airports from Bangkok, and looked relaxed along with his team for a bout that could well be a career mamking one, and could take him from being an unknown to being a world champion in one of the sports most significant divisions.
(Image courtesy of thairec.com)
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