By Ray Wheatley
Former Thailand amateur champion Tantong Kiattaweesuk (11-0, 7 KOs) will defend the IBF Pan Pacific 118 pound title against Filipino Bogie Delada (13-1, 11 KOs) in Songkla, South Thailand on Friday. The IBF promoter of the year for the Asian region, Jimmy Chaichotchuang, is excited about his charge Kiattaweesuk and predicts he can win a world title. “Tantong is one of the best prospects in Thailand,” said Chaichotchuang. “He was Thailand’s Muay Thai champion, and also national amateur champion, and now holds the IBF Pan Pacific championship. In my opinion he could defeat the IBF world bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko now. He only needs the opportunity. I am sure he will win on Friday against the very credible Filipino boxer Bogie Delada in South Thailand.” The Kiattaweesuk vs Delada IBF title bout will be televised throughout Thailand on Channel Seven Television Network.