Over the past few days it's been announced that Thai veteran Denkaosan Kaovichit (63-5-1, 26) would be returning to the ring on October 3rd for his first bout in more than a year.
The 39 year old Thai, who began his career way back in 1996, will be moving up to Super Bantamweight to challenge unbeaten PABA champion TJ Doheny (12-0, 8), an Australian based Irish born fighter.
Denkaosan first made his name at Flyweight winning the PABA title on his debut. In 2002 he fought in his first world title bout, being stopped by Eric Morel in a contest for the WBA Flyweight crown. He would eventually win that title 6 years later, striking gold in his third world title fight. He would lose the title in his third defense, suffering a loss to Daiki Kameda. That loss was his second as a professional and saw his record fall to 48-2-1 (20).
In September 2013 Kaovichit claimed his second "world" title as he defeated Nobuo Nashiro via split decision to claim the WBA "interim" Super Flyweight title, he failed however to upgrade that title, losing by KO to Kohei Kono in March 2014 in a bout for the regular title.
Since losing to Kono the Thai has fought just twice. Firstly he picked up a win against the terrible Gaspar Ampolo before being stopped by Ryo Matsumoto in just 2 rounds. That loss to Matsumoto was last September which means he'll have been out of the ring for 13 months prior to his bout with Doheny, which will take place at a career heaviest for the Thai.
Whilst we'd like to wish Denkaosan good luck, we really can't see how this one ends in a good way for the Thai who is almost certainly biting off more than he can chew.
(Image courtesy of boxrec.com)
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