Chang Arena, Buriram, Thailand
The Minimumweight division has been horribly quiet this year as Covid has pretty much derailed the division. Thankfully however we do get a huge bout at the division this coming Wednesday as we see the WBA "super" champion return to the ring for the first time since March 2020! Sadly though he's not expected to be given a real test.
The match up in question, originally planned for May, though pushed all the way back to October, will see unbeaten world champion Knockout CP Freshmart (21-0, 7) battle against fellow Thai Pongsaklek Sithdabnij (23-6-1, 13). On paper this isn't a great match up, and whilst most "Bloodline Battles" are good, we're not expecting anything too memorable here. We suspect Knockout, even with over a year of inactivity, should be too good, too skilled, and too smart in the ring for the naturally bigger, but much clumsier, Pongsaklek. Fingers crossed however that we do end up seeing Knockout being forced to earn a win here, rather than being able to cruise to victory like we've seen so many times before. Our full, in deoth, preview oif this one can be read here Knockout faces Pongsaklek in WBA title defense!