August 18th-Srisaket in a stay busy, Sirimongkol in action and Jirapan defending his Youth title!
Thai promoter Nakornloung give us their latest show this coming Tuesday and show case a number of notable fighters.
Arguable the most notable of the fighters in action is the world class Super Flyweight Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (35-4-1, 32) who fights a stay busy fight with Indonesian visit Domi Nenkeba (12-15-1, 8). This bout is, clearly, a mismatch but the aim of the contest is to give Srisaket a tune up before a potential show down with Carlos Cuadras later in the year. It's hard to see anything but a stoppage win for the Thai though know what's on the line for him he will need to make sure not to get cut or suffer any sort of injury here.
In a title bout fans will see Jirapan Nakornluang (13-0, 10) defending his WBC Youth Silver Featherweight title against the much smaller Junior Bajawa (14-6, 7), from Indonesia. It's hard to see anything but a win here for the talented Jirapan who looks like he could be the next star of the Nakornloung stable.
The third bout of note on this card will see former 2-weight world champion Sirimongkol Singwancha (84-2, 54) take on a limited visiting foe. The Thai was supposed to have had a fight with Demetrius Andrade but it fell apart and instead of sitting on the side the Thai will instead fight here as he begins a relationship with Nakornloung Promotions. Sadly we've not been sent the name of Sirimongkol's foe for this bout.
For fans interested in watching this show, it will be screened on Thai Channel 3 between 14:00-16:00 local time.
May 22nd-Mamadjonov Vs Commey appears mouth watering, whilst unbeaten Thai's attempt to extend winning runs
The start of the day's action begins in Thailand with a small card involving two of the Nakornloung prospects.
The more experienced of the two notable prospects is Kongfah Nakornluang (20-0, 12) who will be hoping to continue his winning run and move towards an eventual world title fight. The other fighter is Jirapan Nakornluang (4-0, 3) who will be looking for his 4th win of the year.
Sadly we're unsure about the opponent of either man.
*Note “Nakornloung” is the spelling the promoter uses on their website
In the US we get a really good looking Lightweight bout as Uzbek hopeful Bahodir Mamadjonov (17-1, 11) takes on the huge punching Ghanaian Richard Commey (21-0, 19) in a bout for the IBF Inter-Continental Lightweight title. Commey has impressed when we've been able to see him and he's significantly better than most active fighters from Ghana however Mamadjonov is a very good fighter himself, which makes this a genuinely mouth watering clash. On paper the Uzbek is the better “boxer” but Commey the better puncher and this should boost the winner towards a world title bout
Action returns to Thailand this coming Friday with a Channel 7 televised card featuring fighters from the Nakornluang stable of fighters. The fighters might not be involved in the most interesting of bouts but a number of fighters ion action are proven fighters and another is possibly the most fun to watch Thai currently breaking through.
The exciting fighter previously mentioned is the unbeaten, but scarily limited, Kongfah Nakornluang (18-0, 10). Kongfah is an all action brawler who is unlikely to make an impact at world level but will also be fun to watch win or lose. In his upcoming bout it's hard to see anything but a win for Kongfah who will be hoping to claim the WBC Youth Super Flyweight title as he takes on Indonesia's Rendy Stone (3-3-1, 2). Stone is best known for losing last November to Yushi Tanaka in WBC Youth Bantamweight title fight and we suspect the Indonesian will come up short again here.
Although Kongfah is in title action he's not the biggest name on the show, in fact there's a pair of former world champions both in action.
One of those former world champions is former WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (31-4-1, 28) who will be taking part in a stay busy fight as he prepares for a world title eliminator with Mexican Jose Salgado in either March or April. Sadly at the time of writing Srisaket's opponent has yet to be named suggesting it could be a debutant or a very poor imported foe to just keep power puncher ticking over.
The other former world champion is Srisaket's close friend and also a former WBC Super Flyweight champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (38-6-1, 17) who will be fighting for the second time since he lost to Shinsuke Yamanaka in a WBC Bantamweight title fight. It seems likely that Suriyan will also be in an eliminator later this year but first for him is this stay busy bout. Sadly as with Srisaket his opponent hasn't yet been publicly named.
One final member of the Nakornluang stable of fighters to be in action is the very promising Jirapan Nakornluang (1-0, 1) who impressed us on his debut when he out boxed and broke down Toto Lookmuangbangklang this past December. Although a novice it's clear this young man has a lot of talent and we'd be very surprised if we didn't see him in bigger and better bout in the next year or two. As with Srisaket and Suriyan, Jirapan's opponent hasn't yet been named