Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
The most notable action for us is on Channel 7 in Thailand as we get several notable Asian fighters in action on a card well worth tuning in for.
The main event will see the unbeaten Petch Sor Chitpattana (20-0, 16) defending his WBC silver Youth Bantamweight title against hard hitting Filipino challenger Jimmy Aducal (7-3-2, 6). For Aducal this is a step up in class but he is a former Philippines Boxing Federation Super Flyweight champion and is heavy handed suggesting that if he connects cleanly he could give Petch some issues.
One of the support bouts will feature the very highly ranked Wanheng Menayothin (34-0, 11) biding his time by fighting against Indonesia's limited Sammy Tehuayo (17-22-2, 3). Wanheng, who has been the WBC #1 Minimumweight contender for a while now, seems to be a fighter who is getting overlooked an awful lot and would be hoping that a title fight can come sooner rather than later.
Another of the support bouts, and a rare bout where we need to favour a visitor over a Thai, will see South Korea's Myung-Goo Yuh (17-4-1, 12) taking on Morakote Patanakan Gym (8-3, 4). Yuh isn't one of the few Korean's that we are mega excited about but he is a talented and capable fighter who has a surprisingly solid record in Thailand of 4 wins and just 1 loss.
One other bout on this show will see former Muay Thai fighter Kongphutorn CP Freshmart (1-0, 1) fighting against Lomnaw Sakberlin (0-0-1). These guys aren't currently on the boxrec database but Kongphutorn debuted last week with a 3rd round victory and is very highly touted by our Thai sources who seem to feel that he has the ability to go far in boxing if he he continues in "western" boxing. Sakberlin also debuted recently and fought to a disputable draw with Petchsamui Kiatniwat, the son of Denkaosan Kaovichit, despite the result against Petchsamui we really cannot see him living with Kongphutorn here.
In Australia we had expected to see two very promising Filipino's in the form of the highly ranked Randy Petalcorin (21-1-1, 16) and Harmonito Dela Tore (13-0, 8). It now seems that these two men have been taken off the show at the last minute, likely due to issues getting suitable opponents at late notice. We don't mean to criticise the shows promoter, Peter Maniatis, but it would have been nice to have had this issue settled before the week of the fight.
Despite the Filipino's being taken off the card there is still plenty of interest for ourselves with two Thai's fighting on the show.
One of those is Komgrit Nanakorn (17-21, 7) who will be a clear under-dog as he takes on American Pierre Karam (18-4-1, 6). The other will be Yodmongkol Singmanasak (12-13-1, 7) who may well be able to pick up a win in his scheduled bout with Martin Toma (0-1) who will be fighting as a boxer for the first time in over 5 years. On his debut Toma was stopped and Yodmongkol may well be able to score his first win on Australian soil and end a 5 fight losing streak in Australia.
(Courtesy of http://petermaniatis.com)