Earlier today we were informed that Thailand's unbeaten Palangpol CP Freshmart (4-1, 4)* has got his eyes set on a world title fight, and may be getting that chance in the next few months.
From what we've been told by our very reliable Thai source Palangpol is targeting WBA Light Flyweight world champion Alberto Rossel (32-8-0-1, 13) and his promoters are said to be very aggressive in their attempt to make Palangpol a world champion in double quick fashion. This would suggest that will happily make a large offer to Rossel to get the champion out of Peru and into Thailand.
Before any possible world title fight Palangpol will need to win his upcoming bout on October 1st against Indonesia's Tommy Seran (24-2, 15), a bout that will feature on the under-card of Knockout Out CP Freshmart's bout with Carlos Buitrago. That bout will be the 3rd defense of the WBA Asia Light Flyweight by Palangpol and it seems his team are confident that a win over Seran will get Palangpol a WBA world ranking.
Unlike many Thai's we've seen Palangpol pushed very aggressively in a short amount of time. In his third* pro bout he took on the experienced Jack Amisa, to win his title, and in his fourth* bout he faced Heri Amol, stopping both of them in the middle rounds. Although his second* bout, against Mongkol Patanakan Gym, and fifth* bout, against Joan Imperial, weren't impressive on paper the performances suggested that Palangpol is a majorly destructive puncher.
Whilst his aggressive match making has been unusual he hasn't come out of nowhere and was a solid Muay Thai fighter prior to making his boxing debut earlier this year. If Palangpol is successful in getting his world title bout later year then he'll have managed to go from debut to world title fight in less than a year, a very impressive feat.
*Boxrec have failed to piece together Palangapol's career which appears to be in at least 2 bits. His debut wasn't fought in 2014 as boxrec lists but 2011 when he lost in Japan to Koji Itagaki. He fought this bout under his Muay Thai name of Palagapon Chuwatana. This has been pointed out to us by twitter user @Fimeu90. Thank you! We will be contacting boxrec to let them know of their mistake.
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