Acording to the ever reliable Thailand - The Champion facebook group we're now set to see WBC Minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (46-0, 17) [วันเฮง ไก่ย่างห้าดาวยิม] return to the ring on June 3rd to defend his title against Tanzania born Australian based fighter Omari Kimweri (16-3, 6).
For the Thai champion the bout will be his 7th defense of the title that he won back in back in 2014, when he stopped Oswaldo Novoa, and marks his second defense of the year, following a razor thin win over Melvin Jerusalem back in January.
As for Kimweri it will be his first world title bout, though he was once days away from getting a shot at former champion Xiong Zhao Zhong before "visa issues" were used as a reason to turn Kimweri away from China. Although it's his first world title bout he has shared the ring with some notable names, including Angky Angkotta, Shin Ono and Randy Petalcorin, with a controversial loss to Ono and a controversial win over Petalcorin.
Although Wanheng didn't look great against Jerusalem a lot of that is a credit to the Filipino, who put in a sensational performance. The pressure now is on the Thai who is quickly moving towards the magical 49-0 record, which if he beats could potentially see new records being set in the very near future.
We'd like to thank our good friend Marcus Bellinger for bringing this bout to our attention and of course the good people at Thailand - The Champion for essentially confirming the bout.
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