January 17th 2015- Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Jomthong Chuwatana (8-0, 4) Vs Daiki Kaneko (21-3-3, 14)
Every so often we get a special fight that pits two young and promising fighters against each other in a bout a that essentially sees the winner being moved towards a huge opportunity and the loser left to come again. They are the bouts that on paper excite us and leave us unsure who will come out on top and in the ring they keep us captivated. One such bout came this past January when OPBF Super Featherweight champion Jomthong Chuwatana went to Japan to defend his title against former world title challenger Daiki Kaneko. The combined ages of the two fighters was 51, between them they had fought in just 35 professional bouts but it was still a mouth watering match up. For those who missed it, here it is.
(Note-the graphic on screen has Jomthong's name as Thanakorn Phawachart. That's his birth name, he is however better known by his fighting name Jomthong Chuwatana)