Last week saw reports break of a potential fight between unbeaten Thai Teerachai Kratingdaenggym (38-0, 28) [ถิรชัย กระทิงแดงยิม] and hard hitting Argentinian Lucas Martin Matthysse (38-4-0-1, 35). The plan for the bout seemed to be a contest for the WBA "regular" Welterweight title and the US debut of Teerachai.
According to sources in Thailand that fight has taken a huge step towards happening with reports from Thairec.com stating that Teerachai has signed a contract for the fight, and that the bout has been pencilled in for January 20th.
The bout now looks like it's in the very final stages of being made and could be officially announced before the end of the week, if the deal is as sorted as the Thai's are suggesting.
If the bout does go througfh as reported it would see the popular Matthysse fighting in his first "world" Welterweight title fght whilst Teerachai would be fighting in his first bout ouside of Asia, and only his second bout outside of Thailand!
(Image courtesy of The Champion - Thailand)
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