After being denied the Channel 7 Stadium belt in February despite his win, and a cancelled match against Rambo Pet Por Tor Or for the Champion of Thailand belt in March, Manachai is looking once again to get his deserving title shot. It’s been a long wait for the YOKKAO star and Manachai has taken to his Instagram to call out current Lumpinee 147lbs Champion, Rafi Bohic for a title match. The 2 welterweights were originally supposed to face off in May but the fight had to be postponed as Manachai had already committed to All Star Fight in Hong Kong. As of the latest Lumpinee standings for the welterweight class (147 lbs), Manachai is ranked at the sixth spot. He was placed at the number one position during his formative years at Kiatmoo9 camp so this is a title quest a long time coming. Manachai is coming off a year of stunning results, winning 12 out of his last 13 fight appearances.
Rafi himself has also defended his title successfully on 2 separate occasions since taking it over from one of Manachai’s previous opponents, Pongsiri. This is a guaranteed brawl between 2 of the most exciting welterweights of the moment and a fight that has been widely anticipated by fans around the world. With the word out, it is only a matter of time before Manachai finally gets the long-awaited shot at the Lumpinee title, and in time, the prestigious belt around his waist. Stay connected for the latest developments.