We're expecting 5 bouts to take place at the Krungthepthonburi University in the Thai capital of Bangkok. The most notable of those bouts is expected to be a very even contest between PABA Super Flyweight champion Chatpetch Sithmorseng (7-3, 3) and Filipino challenger Romnick Magos (9-3, 5). Although Magos was beaten, in just 2 rounds, last time he was in Thailand there is a gulf of difference the man he fought that day, Pungluang Sor Singyu, and Chatpetch here.
We've been told there is likely to be a second title bout on this show as the unbeaten Eaktawan Mor Krungthepthonburi (3-0, 2) battles against Indonesian veteran Jemmy Gobel (18-23-5, 13) in a contest for the WBA Asia Flyweight title. Although a novice Eaktawan is highly tipped to become a notable fighter on the world stage and after just 3 fights boxrec already have him in the top 100 Super Flyweights.
The most interesting of the other bouts on the show concerns the debuting Petchsamui Kiatniwat (0-0) who we've been informed is the son of former world champion Denkaosan Kaovichit. Petchsamui hasn't got an illustrious Muay Thai background but, with the guidance of his father he will be expected to have some pretty good success somewhere down the line.
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The headline bout here sees the unbeaten and hard hitting Takahiro Shigee (10-0-1, 8) battling against Toshiya Yokogawa (6-5-1, 5) in what shouldn't be too hard for Shigee, who will be defending his #15 OPBF Bantamweight ranking. Although unbeaten Shigee was given a very tough time when he faced Diarh Gabutan in the only notable bout of his career and could well be one of those fighters who isn't as good as his record would suggest.
We get another unbeaten fighter in the chief support bout as Shohei Okuda (9-0, 4) puts his #11 Japanese ranking on the line against Tatsuya Yoneo (6-3, 1). The 23 year old Okuda is highly regarded though may have problems dealing with a significant height disadvantage here against the notably taller Yoneo who, at 25, is just reaching his physical prime and could be a much tougher opponent than the records of the men would suggest.
A third ranked fighter on this show is Tokiya Nishioka (8-3-2, 4) who is ranked in the top 15 by both the JBC and the OPBF. Despite those rankings he's not a particular threat to any of the top fighters and it wouldn't be the biggest upset if he struggled with the limited Hiroki Yoshimura (7-9, 4) here.
As well as those 3 bouts we expect 6 other contests to be on the show, though 5 of them are scheduled for 4 rounds.
In Canada Afghanistan's Arash Usmanee (20-2-1, 10) faces the solid challenge of Juan Ruiz (23-12, 7). Although it may look a mismatch on paper Usmanee is win less, 0-2-1, in his last 3 bouts and he deserves an easier bout than his last 3 which have all been against world class opponents. We know that Usmanee will have to be lucky to become a world champion but we still love watching him with his all action style and his toughness and we hope he can inspire a generation of Afghan born fighters in the coming years.