BANGKOK, Thailand — After defending his WBO Cruiserweight African Title last October, and then defeating Frenchman Maurice Possiti last March in Dubai, Cameroon’s 200-pounder Rolly Lambert (13-1-1, 11 KO’s) climbs again in the square ring to battle heavy-handed Thai warrior Nattapon Plangpimai (16-2, 13 KO’s) for the vacant WBA ASIA cruiserweight title, a clash that Lambert sees as stepping-stone to bigger fights in the weight-class of top dogs Jay Opetaia, Mairis Breidis and Ilunga Makaku.
The Lambert vs Nattapong rumble unfolds as the main event for the 11-bout international boxing show promoted by Highland Boxing set to thrill fans on the evening of Wednesday, August 3, at the fancy SPACEPLUS Night Club, RCA Plaza, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Fireworks are expected because of the lethal power that both warriors pack in their punches, which makes fans think that the war might not make it to the scheduled 10-round distance.
For sure, local fans will cheer with the hometown boy, Nattapon, who has impressively knocked out 6 of his last 7 opponents.
A fighter of Thailand’s renowned boxing outfit Phetchyndee Boxing, the 29-year-old Nattapon Plangpimaiwants aims to an exciting win.
But, three years older than Nattapong, the visiting Lambert does not plan on succumbing to the furious fists of the Thai fighter.
Lambert is not planning on letting pass the chance of claiming his first victory here in the “Land of Smiles” while claiming the WBA ASIA belt as well as a berth in the WBA cruiserweight world rankings.
The fight is promoted by Filipino award-winning promoter Brico Santig of the Highland Boxing Team, in association with veteran Thai man of boxing Supanat Chanram and entrepreneur Tony Chen, head of SPACEPLUS Night Club.
A total of 10 more rumbles – four of them regional Asia Boxing Federation (ABF) title fights – will complete the show, by far the hottest event in Bangkok for August 3.
Some of the fighters seeing action are unbeaten Filipino 108-pounder John Michael Zulueta (12-0-2, 5 KO’s), undefeated Pakistan heavyweight Taimoor Khan (5-0, 4 KO’s), featherweight Nadir Baloch (10-1, 8 KO’s), Indian middleweight Israr Usmani (6-1, 6 KO’s), Thai bantamweight Sarawut Jiamthong (6-0, 6 KO’s), unbeaten Pinoy 118-pounder Herlan Gomez (4-0), and more.
The author Carlos Costa is a veteran boxing reporter, attending boxing since Soo Hwan Hong vs Carrasquilla in 1977. Carlos can be reached at email@example.com or Whatsapp +639184538152.