Tomorrow in Thailand we'll see once beaten Thai youngster Wanchana Menayothin (16-1, 9) battle against Thai based Moroccan novice Omar El Ouers (0-1-1) in a bout for the lightly regarded WBC Asian Boxing Council Continental Super Featherweight title.
Earlier today the two men took part in their weigh in and medical check ups.
Thankfully both men passed the medical with no issues, and both men also made the 130lb weight limit, though it does seem that specific weights for both men haven't been made public.
For the 21 year old Wanchana the bout will see him looking to claim his second professional title, following a short reign as the WBC Youth Intercontinental champion back in 2017. It will also serve as the first title bout for El Ouers, who only made his debut earlier this year.
For fans wanting to watch this one, it will be shown on Thai CH7 HD from 13:45 local time. Others set for the show include the world ranked Petch Sor Chitpattana (57-1, 42) and Kongfah CP Freshmart (33-1-1, 16), both of whom are expected to have simple wins in stay busy bouts.
Earlier today fight fans in Thailand saw WBC Asia Diamond Super Bantamweight champion Kongfah CP Freshmart (31-1, 16), aka Jakkrawut Majoogoen, retain his title as he took a decision over rugged Filipino journeyman Edison Berwela (18-44-8, 6).
On paper the bout was a mismatch but, as we've seen from Berwela in the past, this wasn't completely one sided with Berwela doing enough to take a few rounds from the Thai.
Berwela applied pressure early on, though Kongfah neutralised it with good movement and boxing. Kongfah tried to control the tempo and pace though was always under pressure and his clean and accurate punches, couldn't back Berwela up. To his credit however the Thai was landing the better single blows, and it was those that were catching the eye of the local judges. It was also worth noting the Thai actually suffered an injury early on to one of his arms, which made it harder for him to back Berwela up, or get the Filipino's respect.
After 10 rounds all 3 judges had it 97-93, though the scores don't do justice to how hard the Thai had to work to earn the win.
(Image courtesy of Petch Yindee Boxing Promotion / Komthai.com)
On Friday morning we'll see Kongfah CP Freshmart (30-1, 16), aka Jakkrawut Majoogoen, take on rugged Filipino journeyman Edison Berwela (18-43-8, 6).
The bout, which will see Kongfah defending his WBC ASIA Diamond Super Bantamweight title, had it's weigh in earlier today and both men made weight.
On the scales Kongfah had no issues at all in making the 122lb limit and looking strong. Berwela on the other hand was actually over the limit, by almost 2lbs, on his first attempt at making the weight. Thankfully however he would weigh in again and make the limit with no issues his second attempt.
For fans wanting to watch this live the bout will be aired on CH7 HD in Thailand from 13:45 to 15:45 local time, along with several supporting bouts.
(Image courtesy of Petch Yindee Boxing Promotion and Komthai.com)
Earlier this month we reported news form Thailand that once beaten Thai Kongfah CP Freshmart (30-1, 16), aka Jakkrawut Majoogoen, was planning to face Filipino Mike Plania (23-1, 12) on January 24th in a truly mouth watering match up.
Sadly that isn't taking place, with Plania no linked to the bout, and instead Kongfah's opponent for the contest is rugged Filipino journeyman Edison Berwela (18-43-8, 6), with Kongfah defending a regional WBC title against Berwela.
On paper this is a massive step backwards for Kongfah from hat was planned, but in fairness it is still a tougher bout than the records suggest.
The Filipino's record doesn't really reflect what he can do. During his 69 fight career he has scored upsets against the likes of Saenganan Sithsaithong, Jetro Pabustan, Rey Juntilla and Robert Udtohan. He has also given good tests to a regional who's who.
This bout will be the main event of another low level Thai card available on Channel 7HD from 13:45 local time.
According to several Thai sources once beaten Thai hopeful Kongfah CP Freshmart (30-1, 16), aka Jakkrawut Majoogoen, will be kicking off his 2020 campaign on January 24th. Whilst that's not particularly interesting it appears his choice of opponent is rather notable, with Thai sites stating that Kongfah will be up against once beaten Filipino Mike Plania (23-1, 12), in what would be a mouth watering match up.
The bout, said to be for the WBC Asia Diamond Super Bantamweight title, is a brilliant one on paper.
The Thai's only loss came early in his career to Daigo Higa, and since then he has reeled off 16 wins. Kongfah has also moved up in weight and claimed the OPBF Silver Super Flyweight title whilst notching wins against the likes of Renz Rosia, Ryoji Fukunaga and Hyuma Fujioka. This is however a big step up for the Thai again a Filipino who's only loss was a very competitive one to Juan Carlos Payano, and since then he has reeled together 8 wins of his own, including 4 in the US.
Whilst reports in Thailand are saying it will be Plania in the corner opposite Kongfah, we do, have some doubts, as the Filipino last fought in December. However two separate sources have reported Plania's name in regards to the bout, and they have both claimed to have had the news from the events promoter.
The fight will take place at the Siam Paradise Entertainment Complex and will be televised on Channel 7HD from 13:45 to 15:00 local time
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