Malaysia’s Muhammad Shehran and Theena Thayalan to face 2 of Indonesia’s top seed boxers in respective divisions.
By Anil Kumar
On December 9th 2017, 2 of Malaysia’s finest boxers Muhammad Shehran and Theena Thayalan (4-0, 2 KO) will be eyeing to make a mark for themselves on foreign soil in what’s sought to be an augmentation for the quality of opponents they have faced thus far. Apart from being featured in bouts staged locally and in Singapore the duo will now seek to defend their unbeaten records in a territory that is known to have an everlasting supply of solid boxing talent. Where? This time around it’s Indonesia, in a show promoted under the promotional banner DV Promotions.
Muhammad Shehran (5-0, 1 KO) will be facing Erick Destroyer (10-4-1, 2 KO) of Indonesia. In a bout that is scheduled for 6 rounds or less .The Malaysian featherweight will need to display congenial performance far better than his previous close win against Yulius Mauk.
Erick Destroyer will unquestionably push Shehran to the edge in this upcoming fight. The active Indonesian Marine Corps officer has bagged the national championship 11 times and is a 2 time Indonesian Boxing Commission Super Bantamweight Champion. Erick will be looking to come off his recent defeat against Japanese Hiroshige Osawa. Looking at Shehran, His last TKO victory only came in his second fight as a pro against inexperienced Malaysian Amirulfadzli Pendi, Leaving 4 of his other victories by Unanimous/Majority decision.
When asked on his views for this upcoming fight, Promoter/Manager Vikram Sivapragasam said:
“I think this is a big step up for Shehran. His opponent is an experienced boxer and is ranked much higher than Shehran. Furthermore he will be fighting on foreign soil. From my experience with Qudratillo, I believe this will catapult him to the next level”
Erick who is currently ranked number 2 amongst 31 other ranked featherweight prospects in Indonesia will be Shehrans biggest challenge as of yet. En masse, Shehran is also 2nd in rank below number 1, Aiman Abubakar (7-0, 3 KO) amongst 6 other Malaysian featherweights. Nevertheless, Shehran deserves much applause for taking this leap in facing an opponent far more experienced than any of his other opponents collectively. A surge that is much needed by other aspiring professional boxers in Malaysia.
Malaysia’s number 1 ranked Welterweight Theena Thayalan (4-0, 2 KO) on the other hand, will face seasoned veteran Eddy Comaro (33-30-5, 13 KO). Camaro, An experienced journeyman has fought opponents extensively across Asia primarily Australia, China, Thailand and Philippines. His notable fight was when he faced 2 time WBO interim Lightweight champion Michael Katsidis of Australia. An opponent of this calibre will be excellent exposure for Theena to help him escalate his class to another level. The 19 year old Malaysian prospect is fairly experienced himself coming into this fight having faced 4 of his previous opponents who are all from top Indonesian stables.
“Despite his opponent being more experienced, it will be BAU for Theena. As long as he makes sure the left hand lands flush its trouble for Eddy”
Said Promoter/Manager Vikram.
With the power Theena possesses if he can punch through eddys guard he will clearly impose dominance and end the fight by round 6 or less.
(Image of Theena Thayalan courtesy of Anil Kumar)