Itâ€™s been a long time coming for YOKKAOâ€™s bright young star, Manachai but his long-awaited title shot has arrived. Come 29th October, he will take on Brazilian fighter, Julio Lobo for the coveted WBC Muay Thai World Welterweight title at YOKKAO 34.
The WBC championship belts are widely acknowledged to be among the most prestigious titles in the world. Many Thai champions present and past have held WBC titles at some points in their careers. It goes without saying that Manachai will be giving all he has got to have the belt around his waist. His opponent, Julio Lobo is a regular face on the Thailand circuit who has not only fought on top promotions but also against the likes of Saenchai, Pakorn, and Victor Pinto. This will be no walkover for the YOKKAO fighter and a main event guaranteed to bring the house down
The collaboration with WBC is a new beginning that has opened the doors for further partnerships down the road. For the event in Hong Kong, representatives from several Chinese organizations will be also present. Many of whom are interested in partnering with YOKKAO for the massive Chinese market.
Other than the headlining world title match, YOKKAO 33 - 34 will feature Manachaiâ€™s fellow team mates, Singdam, Spencer Brown and Iquezang. Look out for Iquezang, a seasoned fighter well known for his aggressive fighting style who will make his YOKKAO promotional debut. With such a star-studded lineup, the Hong Kong show looks set to be another highly anticipated fighting event for the year.