JOURNEYMAN Jomar Fajardo will be the first Filipino boxer to fight outside the United States after the boxing lull due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 28-year-old Fajardo will trade leathers with unbeaten Thai knockout artist Chainoi Worawut on Aug. 1 at the Workpoint Studio in Bang Phun Thailand.
Fajardo has been based in Thailand since 2019 and has fought his last five fights there. He has already fought twice in 2020, beating unheralded Narin Tuekpho by a second round stoppage and losing to Wulan Tuolehazi via a sixth round technical knockout. He’s 2-3 since moving to Thailand.
The 23-year-old Worawut, on the other hand, is one of the most promising Thai prospects. He is rising fast in the bantamweight division and is now ranked No. 13 in the World Boxing Council (WBC). He’s the WBC Asian Boxing Council super bantamweight champion.
Worawut already has two Filipino victims, Alvin Medura and Matthew Arcillas, who he both knocked out. He’s coming off a third round technical knockout of Thai veteran Artid Bamrungauea.
Fajardo is 17-16-2 with nine knockouts, while Worawut is 10-0 with nine knockouts.
The main event features the much-anticipated clash between two of Thailand’s biggest stars: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Amnat Ruenroeng.
The fight will be aired live on WP Boxing’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. (EKA)