Manachai is set to return to Lumpinee Stadium this Saturday on the weekly Muay Thai Lumpinee TKO promotion. He will headline the event in a much-anticipated rematch with Thailand-based Brazilian fighter, Julio Lobo.Â
The pair first met in October 2018 for the WBC welterweight world title on YOKKAO 34 in Hong Kong. It was a memorable 5-round war between the two with Manachai putting in a dominating performance that saw him walking away with the belt via unanimous decision.Â
Fighting out of Phuket Fight Club, Lobo has been building a name for himself competing at Lumpinee stadium over the past year. The 24-year-old will pit his skills against Manachai once again in the ring on 13 July in an attempt to even the score.Â
Manachai was originally scheduled to fight on July 7 at Muay Thai Super Champ, but the opponent pulled out too close to the event for a replacement to be made. The coming fight marks Manachaiâ€™s return to the ring since his last appearance in April and we expect him to make a statement.Â
The event is organized by Kiatpetch promoter, Mr Phirapong Theradeatpong and will kick off at 16:00 at Lumpinee stadium. Stay connected with us over social media for the latest updates.