Kompayak Defends WBA Title on 8/1 Against Koki Eto
by James Goyder
Thailand's Kompayak Por Pramuk will make the first defence of his WBA Interim Flyweight Title on August 1st when he takes on Japanese boxer Koki Eto in Bangkok.
Kompayak (50-4) put in one of the finest performances of his career to win the belt by stopping Venezuelan Jean Piero Perez in six round in April and the 31 year old will be a strong favourite against Eto (13-2-1).
The Japanese fighter is coming off back to back wins over Thai fighters including the previously unbeaten Denchailek Kratingdaenggym but also tasted defeat at the hands of Panomroonglek Kaiyanghadaogym in 2011.
Kompayak is a former WBC light flyweight champion, a belt he won by beating Adrian Hernandez in 2010 but lost ten months later after being stopped by the Mexican in Toluca. He has not lost a fight in Thailand since 2002 with his only two defeats since then coming on foreign soil.