Earlier today the thaitimenews.com reported the full details of the February 8th card in Thailand which is stacked with names and is being held primarily for charity.
The event, which is being used to raise money for equipment for a Royal Thai Air Force Hospital that is set to be completed weeks after the show, will be televised on Channel 7 in Thailand, with a 2 hour time slot, and 5 scheduled contests, with 3 being televised, including an exhibition featuring two very notable fighters.
The card is set to open with former Naoya Inoue opponent Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (42-8, 19) [เพชรบางบอน ศิษย์หมอวิวัฒน์] taking on former IBF Flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (18-3, 6) [อำนาจ รื่นเริง] in an 8 round bout at 122lbs.
Following that we'll then get a 3 round exhibition between WBC and Ring Magazine Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1, 41) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] and former world title challenger Nawaphon Por Chokchai (44-1-1, 34) [นวพล NKL], this will be Srisaket's final "bout" before his proposed rematch with Juan Francisco Estrada (38-3, 26), which is set to be Srisaket's DAZN debut.
The main event of the scheduled telecast will see Saenganan Sithsaithong (22-1, 7) [แสงอนันต์ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] facing off with former world title contender Noldi Manakane (33-27-3, 18) in a bout for the WBC Asia Super Bantamweight title.
If time permits the broadcast is then expected to show some of the remaining action from the card. This includes Namphol Sithsaithong (18-10-1, 10) [มาร์ก นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] battling in a 6 round Flyweight bout.
The time slot for the broadcast is 13:45 to 15:45 local time with the whole event being held in a temporary ring at the parking lot 2 at the Ying Charoen Market, in Saphan Mai and will be free to attend. Given the the notable men in action, including a current world champion, a former world champion, 3 former world title challengers and a rising young star, the crowd is expected to be sizable.
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According to reliable sources in Thailand Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1, 41) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] hasn't yet signed a deal with DAZN, despite on going negotiations. The negotiations are expected to be completed, any day now. Though his team are still eyeing an April date for his rematch with Juan Francisco Estrada (38-3, 26).
Thai sources also confirmed that Srisaket will be in action on February 8th, in a warm up bout in Bangkok, with more details to be announced on January 28th. That bout is set to be aired on Channel 7 in Thailand.
Sources are also reporting that Saenganan Sithsaithong (22-1, 7) will be facing off with Noldi Manakane (33-27-3, 18) for some form of WBC title at Super Bantamweight, though the specific title is unclear at the moment.
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Light Punching Japanese teenager Ryo Suwa (10-1, 1) [諏訪亮] scored a career best win earlier today, as he over-came Indonesian veteran Noldi Manakane (33-26-3, 18) at the EDION Arena Osaka.
Originally Manakane was supposed to face former WBA Super Bantamweight champion Shun Kubo (13-1, 9) [久保隼], but Kubo was pulled from the bout only days after the contest was announced, leading to Suwa taking his place. It was a massive step up for Suwa, and the gulf in experience showed, with the 19 year old being shown more here than he has in pretty all of his other 10 bouts combined.
Suwa relied on his speed, his youth and energy, as well as his jab, to take rounds but Manakane was always looking dangerous and trying to time his counter right hands, in relatively unpredictable fashion. It made life hard for Suwa, who seemed unsure of himself and cautious of Manakane's power.
Despite being unsure of himself Suwa did what he needed to take the early rounds, before Manakane came out with impetus in round 8. By then however it was too little too late for the Indonesian veteran, who was on the losing end of the score-cards.
After 8 rounds the judges had the bout 77-76, 78-75 and 78-74 all in favour of Suwa.
It's worth noting that that this was Manakane's second bout in less than a month, coming only weeks after he held unbeaten Indonesian prospect Patrick Liukhoto to a draw in Jakarta, and is his 4th bout in just over 4 months. For Suwa this was a third decision win of the year, and he is now unbeaten since losing in December 2017 to Ikuro Sadatsune.
Yesterday on a Martin Daniel promoted card in Indonesia fans had the chance to see the promising local prospect Patrick Liukhoto (9-0-1, 7) take a notable step up in class to battle with domestic veteran Noldi Manakane (33-35-3, 18) in an 8 round bout.
Everyone knew it was a step up for Liukhoto, but it was seen as a safe step up and something he should be able to manage. Manakane however had other idea and put on a genuine effort, holding the prospect to a draw.
Local sources report the bout was an exciting contest with both fighting at a good tempo from the opening, rand trading uppercuts and hooks on the inside. Sadly however the youngster was unable to get over the winning line.
One bizarre thin about this result that is worth noting is that local sources are reporting that this draw leaves Liukhoto with a record of 10-0-1 (8) and not the 9-0-1 (7) of boxrec. There is however doubt that source has the right record given they also listed Manakane as being 51-17-3 (18), something we know is wrong.
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According to Indonesian sources local prospect Patrick Liukhoto (9-0, 7) will be in action on November 9th in a bout against former world title challenger Noldi Manakane (33-35-2, 18).
On paper this is a huge step up in class for Liukhoto, who has been topped as one of the most promising prospects in Indonesia, but it should be a manageable one for him, given his amateur pedigree and the high hopes his promoter has for him.
Interestingly this bout seems to mean that Manakane's previously scheduled bout against former WBA Super Bantamweight champion Shun Kubo (13-1, 9) [久保隼] on December 1st is almost certainly off and Kubo will be left fighting someone else.
The bout, this coming Friday, will take place in East Jakarta, and is scheduled to be an 8 round bout.
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