One of our many Thai sources has informed us that PABA Welterweight champion Teerachai Kratingdaenggym (28-0, 22) will return to the ring for his first fight of the year in February. The heavy handed Thai, who is ranked #5 by the WBA, will be defending his belt against one of his most interesting foes so far, South African Nthuthuko Memela (10-1-2, 7).
We're not sure how Memela has qualified for a PABA title fight but he appears to have power on his record with 7 stoppages in 10 wins including 6 in the first 4 rounds of fights. Sadly however he was beaten just 2 fights back by a domestic foe in his sole title bout to date and we suspect he'll need a career best to even test Teerachai who is genuinely a talented fighter.
We've been told that on the same card we'll also see former WBA Minimumweight champion Kwanthai Sithmorseng (48-3-1, 25). Sadly however we're unsure who Kwanthai will be up against as he attempts to rebuild his career following a loss to rising teenage hopeful Stamp Kiatniwat last year. We're also expecting to see Nop Kratingdaenggym (11-0, 1)* in action, though again we're unsure who he will be up against.
*-Boxrec fail to acknowledge Nop's win over Skak Max.
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