A recent post on Instagram by Canadian fighter Ryan Ford (5-0, 3) has announced that he will be facing unbeaten Thai Manus Boonjumnong (5-0, 3) [มนัส บุญจำนงค์], in Chiang Mai, in what will be an 8 round contest aired on Thairath.
On paper the bout is a huge step up in class for Manus who has been matched relatively lightly so far, against mostly experienced but limited Asian fighters. In Ford we'll see Manus in with a well trained fighter who has come to make a statement and to continue his own unbeaten run.
The Canadian, who debuted 6 years ago, has been active in the last 7 months, with 4 fights since last September. Notably he has typically been fighting as a Light Heavyweight, and we suspect he'll have to get to a career low for this one. As for Manus, who has typically been fighting as a Middleweight, this will be his 6th bout since his debut in June last year.