Earlier this week saw an announcement regarding the next bout of unbeaten Thai Welterweight Teerachai Kratingdaenggym (33-0, 24) [ถิรชัย กระทิงแดงยิม], which we now know will come on May 28th in Udon Thani, and will be televised on Channel 3SD.
Teerachai, who is world ranked by the WBA, will be up against Indonesian Larry Siwu (22-5, 18)* in what looks like an interesting bout on paper, especially given that Siwu has gone 20-1 in his last 21 bouts dating back more than a decade and is a former Indonesian Lightweight and Welterweight champion as well as the WBO Asia Pacific Welterweight champion. Interestingly however he was stopped in his only previous bout in Thailand, though that was back in 2003.
The unbeaten Thai has been helping Inthanon Sithchamuang (28-7-1, 15) [อินทนนท์ ศิษย์ชะมวง] prepare for his WBA world title bout later this month, against Kohei Kono (31-8-1, 13) [河野 公平] and it seems like this is will be one of the biggest tests for the unbeaten man ahead of a possible world title fight later in the year, with Teerachai known to be chasing a WBA title fight.
For Siwu the chance is to score a notable win, move himself into the WBA ranking sand possibly open the doors to other notable match ups.
*It should be noted that Indonesian records are norotiously incorrect but these figures are as good as we can get.
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