By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
World bantamweight contender Tantong Kiattaweesuk (15-0, 11 KOs) will defend the IBF Pan Pacific 118 pound title against Filipino Janrey Verano (16-12-1) in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. Verano has boxed several world class boxers in Thailand including current WBC #6 and IBF #13 David Lookmahanak. Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said: “Kiattaweesuk should have a good test against Verano who gave world class Thai boxers Chatchai Sasakul and David Lookmahanak tough fights. He was unlucky not to get the decision against Lookmahanak only losing by majority decision after twelve rounds. Kiattaweesuk is an excellent boxer who has represented Thailand as an amateur and was also national Muay Tai champion.” IBF #12 Kiattaweesuk is chasing a shot at the IBF bantamweight champion Yonnhy Perez.