According to Thai sources the long wait of Teerachai Kratingdaenggym (35-0, 26) [ถิรชัย กระทิงแดงยิม] to fight for a "world" title may be set to end, with the unbeaten Thai now likely to get a WBA "interim" Welterweight title fight in December.
The story from our Thai friends is that Teerachai will be returning to the ring in China on December 17th to fight against Venezuelan Ivan Matute (15-0, 11) for the WBA "interim" Welterweight crown, with the title likely to be taken from David Avanesyan as he's been ordered to face Keith Thurman.
Sadly this story is one that seems to have been never ending, and we've seen Teerachai looking set for title bouts in the past, with his name being strongly linked to Avanesyan himself earlier this year. So if this story fades away into silence it would certainly be no shock, but if the fight comes off then it looks like December will be getting yet another major bout as fight fans get a month to remember.
If the bout comes off then we suspect it'll be part of another notable Chinese card featuring a number Chinese fighters along with some international visitors, obviously the two men in this bout being among those visitors.
(Image courtesy of Thairec.com)
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