According to sources in Thailand Teerachai Kratingdaenggym (35-0, 26) [ถิรชัย กระทิงแดงยิม] is going to finally get a fight for the WBA "interim" Welterweight title, a title he has been chasing for the last year.
The source reports that Teerachai will be facing a yet to be named opponent, on a yet to be named date, for the belt. With the belt becoming vacant as a result of a bout between current interim champion David Avanesyan and reigning world champion Keith Thurman, a bout that was ordered by the WBA.
Although the Thai's are confident of getting Teerachai his shot it does need to be said that there is no date, as of yet, set for the Thurman Vs Avanesyan bout and until that takes place Teerachai won't be able to fight for the interim belt. Thus continuing a long, long wait for the Thai, who had been expecting a title shot earlier this year, well before the WBA allowed Shane Mosley to face Avanesyan in May, with Mosley having scored just 3 wins in the previous 5 years to that bout!
Given the time frame given by the Thai's we're expecting this story to either progress quick, or vanish without a trace and without Teerachai getting his title shot.
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