By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBF #3 junior featherweight Thangthong “Machine Gun”Kiattaweesuk (23-0, 16 KOs) will clash with IBF #4 Macbute Sinyabi (18-1, 18 KOs) over twelve rounds for the IBF mandatory position in Thailand on May 18. South African born Sinyabi has impressive KO percentage and is coming off a five round stoppage of Thabo Sonjica last December. Kiattaweesuk who boxes from the southpaw stance is coming off a five round stoppage of Francis Meyeyusho last September.
Leading IBF Asia Pacific promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “This is first IBF eliminator fight in Thailand. I am proud to support the IBF/USBA and and it’s my honor to welcome South Africa boxing teams to Thailand. I would like to thank Branco Milenkovic, the promoter of Sinyabi, for his cooperation to make the fight happen in Thailand and I hope to do more fights between Thailand vs South Africa. Both Kiattaweesuk and Sinyabi are talented boxers and represent their countries. I am sure they will give a world class performance with the winner challenging IBF junior featherweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula.” Jimmy Chaichotchuang was named IBF Asian Pacific promoter of the year in 2003-2011.