Muay Thai superstar Buakaw Por Pramuk is hoping to fight legendary Filipino boxer Manny Pacquaio in this year's annual boxing event marking His Majesty the King's birthday.
Somchai Charoensombat, with the backing of the Sports Writers Association of Thailand and boxing promoter Narongwas Buamas, came up with the idea and presented it to Charin Suankaew, president of the King Rama IX The Great Foundation. Dr Charin is in charge of organising the annual boxing show.
His Majesty's 85th birthday will fall on Dec 5 but no date has yet been set for the match.
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