Recently we reported that WBC Minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (36-0, 12) was set to have his first defence announced in January. It appears however that the announcement has been leaked and our brilliant Thai source Pal has informed us that the announcement will be that Wanheng will be defending his title against unbeaten Filipino fighter Jeffrey Galero (11-0, 5) on February 5th.
At the moment Galero isn't ranked by the WBC however it's expected he will be given a ranking when the organisation update their rankings, likely at the expense of compatriot Jessie Espinas (10-1, 6), who is currently the WBC #15 ranked fighter.
We suspect Galero has been selected as an easy first defence before Wanheng takes on a more interesting challenge, such as Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2), in April or May.
(Image courtesy of Thairec.com)
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