A rare mid-week Thai show will take place this coming Tuesday in Chonburi as WBA Minimumweight champion Knockout CP Freshmart (16-0, 7) defends his title against Filipino challenger Toto Landero (10-1-2, 2). The unbeaten champion won the WBA in the summer of 2016, when he out pointed Byron Rojas, and has racked up 3 defenses, including a mandatory last July against the hard hitting Rey Loreto. Whilst Knockout is well known by fans of the little men there is little to really go on in regards to 22 year old challenger Landero. The Filipino made his debut in 2013 and went unbeaten in his first 10 bouts before suffering an upset loss to Joey Canoy in 2016. Since then however he has score back-to-back wins, including a decision over Vic Saludar, to earn this shot.
It's worth noting that this bout was originally supposed to take place last year, before the bout got cancelled with an expected showdown between Knockout and Xiong Zhao Zhong planned. That got scrapped and caused this bout to essentially be rescheduled for early 2018.