WBC light-flyweight champion Kompayak Por Pramuk vows to stop local hopeful Adrian Hernandez in a rematch in Mexico this morning.
WBC light-flyweight champion Kompayak Por Pramuk, left, meets Adrian Hernandez in a rematch in Mexico this morning.
The fight, to be broadcast live on Channel 7 from 9am, will be the second meeting between the two after Kompayak's knock-out victory over the Mexican to win the belt in Thailand in December.
"I am ready for the fight and hope to stop him again," Kompayak said after the weigh-in yesterday when he and his challenger Hernadez both were at 107 pound, one pound below the limit.
Kompayak's victory over the Mexican in Thailand last year surprised a lot of fans and the fight was named the WBC's Most Dramatic Bout of the Year. However, Kompayak almost lost the belt only in his first title when he struggled to beat Jonathan Taconing with a fifth-round technical decision in his hometown Buri Ram in May.
After the poor form, the Thai entered the monkhood and, since being disrobed two months ago, he had been training for the rematch against Hernandez.
To prepare for the fight where there is no option available, he flew to Mexico two weeks ago to get used to the weather.
Kompayak had a 46 (31)-3-0 record while Hernandez, who is four years younger than the Thai, is at 24(15)-2-1.
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