AFTER months from its original schedule, Adrian Lerasan finally gets a crack at the World Boxing Association (WBA) Asian Boxing Council (ABC) flyweight champion Thananchai Charunphak on Aug. 7, 2021 at the Pattaya Beach in Pattaya, Thailand.
Lerasan was originally slated to face Charunphak on May 1, 2021 in Bang Phun but the fight was postponed because of rising Covid-19 cases in Thailand.
The 22-year-old Lerasan has not fought for 16 months after scoring a huge victory in Thailand. He knocked out erstwhile undefeated prospect Tanes Ongjunta in the eighth round to win the WBA Asia super flyweight belt on March 1, 2020 in Bangkok. Lerasan is a winner of back-to-back fights since losing to fellow Pinoy prospect Dave Apolinario in 2019.
Lerasan owns a win over former WBA Asia flyweight titleholder Jenny Boy Boca and fought but lost to the likes of Ronel Sumalpong and Jerven Mama.
Meanwhile, Charunphak is also coming off a long layoff. He last fought on Nov. 7, 2020, wherein he knocked out Wicha Phulaikhao in the fourth round of a title defense.
The 20-year-old Charunphak won the World Boxing Council ABC flyweight strap with a ninth round technical knockout of former world champion Suriyan Satorn on March 7, 2020. He also owns a win over one-time world title challenger Wittawas Baspean.
Lerasan is 9-4 with two knockouts, while Charunphak is 11-1 with nine knockouts. (EKA)