Almost a year in the making, one of the most anticipated welterweight faceoff is finally going to take place. Manachai will go head to head against Rafi Bohic on 30 April for the Lumpinee stadium welterweight title. They will be meeting at 142 lbs for the fight.
The 2 welterweight powerhouses were originally supposed to face off in May last year but the fight had to be postponed as Manachai had committed to another event. The matchup is now officially confirmed and there is no turning back.
Manachai had been longing for a stadium title shot and his wish is finally granted. After clocking a successful run of wins, he took home the coveted WBC Muay Thai world championship title in October 2018. Come 30 April, Manachai will be looking at one of the most important challenges in his career as he takes on the current Lumpinee welterweight champion.
Training out of Phuketâ€™s Singpatong Sitnumnoi gym, Rafi Bohic captured the Lumpinee belt in 2017 when he bested Pongsiri PK SaenchaiGym and has held onto the belt till this day. The French fighter is one of the most prolific foreign fighters in the elite stadium circuit with a record of 70 wins in 87 fights including a staggering 32 knockouts.
With the worldâ€™s most prestigious Muay Thai championship belt on the line, we expect both fighters to go all out in the welterweight world war. The show will be co-hosted by Numnoi and Prestige Fight promotions and will air live on Thailandâ€™s Channel 5 at 20:20 local time.
Stay connected with us as we bring you the latest updates in the lead up to Manachaiâ€™s monumental title match.