We have been informed that WBC Minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin (37-0, 12) will return to the ring in June as he looks to make the second defense of his world title.
The exciting and aggressive Thai pressure fighter won the title last year when he forced the retirement of Oswaldo Novoa. Since then he has defended the title once, over-coming the talented but over-matched Jeffrey Galero, who showed a lot of promise but lacked the experience to really test Wanheng.
At the moment the details of the bout are sketchy though we've been informed that the bout will take place in Bangkok. At the moment it seems that Wanheng's team are eyeing up a bout against either a Filipino foe or a Korean foe though details on who those possible opponents are haven't been made clear as of yet.
It's likely that this will be the final voluntary defense by Wanheng before he's forced to face a mandatory. From what we understand the mandatory will be decided in an eliminator between Filipino slugger Denver Cuello (35-5-6, 23) and Mexican former champion Raul Garcia (36-3-1, 22). At the moment however we're still waiting for that bout to be sorted out.
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