Our friends in Thailand do manage to get us some interesting rumours, the most recent of which concerns current WBC Light Flyweight champion Yu Kimura (18-2-1, 3) who is said to be in negotiations with Thai veteran Kompayak Porpramook (56-5, 38) for a bout in 2016. The bout would be Kimura's first defense of the title, and would see Kompayak fighting his first world title bout since he lost the very same title to Adrian Hernandez, back in October 2012, though he has fought in 2 "interim" title bouts.
Our Sources have informed us that Teiken made the approach to the Thai's camp in the hope of securing Kimura a voluntary defence for early in the year, whilst the WBC sort out the mandatory situation for the title, which is likely to feature Kompayak's former foe Jonathan Taconing (22-2-1, 18).
At the moment the rumour doesn't seem to speculate on a particular date, though we do know Teiken will be looking to host a major televised card in Spring headlined by the popular Shinsuke Yamanaka (24-0-2, 17) and it is possible that Teiken may be looking to make that a world title double header with Kumra Vs Kompayak being the co-feature for the show, if that is the case then Kimura will get the chance to expose himself to a huge audience.
Whilst nothing has been mentioned in Japan about this contest the rumour does seem to have legs and may well be worth keeping an eye on. We do however need to note that Kompayak doesn't appear in the latest WBC rankings, however as we all know the rankings can be rather flexible for certain promoters.
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