Advertisement
Advertisement

Kompayak Faces Perez for Interim WBA Flyweight Belt

By James Goyder

Kompayak Por Pramuk (49-4) and Jean Piero Perez (20-5-1) will do battle for the Interim WBA World Flyweight Title in Thailand this week. The fight is set for Kon Kaen on Friday afternoon and will be broadcast live locally by Channel 7.

The lineage of this particular belt is a little unclear, Perez held it briefly in 2011 but was knocked out by Juan Carlos Reveco in his first title defence. In February Masayuki Kuroda  beat Reveco to became the full WBA World Flyweight Champion, a belt he still holds.

Reveco remains the reigning WBA champion at 112 lbs while Juan Francisco Estrada holds the WBA (super) flyweight belt after his surprise win over Brian Viloria earlier this year meaning that Kompayak and Perez  will be fighting for the right to become the third current WBA world flyweight champion.

Kompayak will be looking for his second world title having briefly held the WBA light flyweight strap. The Thai fighter has won three easy fights since being knocked out by Adrian Hernandez in the sixth round of their rematch in Mexico last October.

Perez is also coming off a straightforward sounding win, over Costa Rican journeyman Eddy Zuniga in March, and was unfortunate to find himself on the wrong end of a mixed decision loss on his last trip to Asia when he took on Milan Melindo in the Philippines last September.

The Venezuelan is 9 cms taller and will have a 7 cm reach advantage but Kompayak has not lost a fight in Thailand since 2002. The action is scheduled to get underway at 2pm local time.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 04-24-2013

I think the author means Reveco, who was interim beltholder, beat Kuroda in February to take the full belt. The whole thing is silly because Reveco earlier destroyed Perez so I am not sure why Perez is up for another…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Weights From Liverpool: Bellew 199.1; Makabu 196.8 Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Would Drill Pacquiao Worse Than Khan! Lara's Trainer: Golovkin Should Want To Test Himself Against Lara Frank Warren: Kell Brook Wanted No Part of Liam Smith Hearn: Ricky Burns' Last Chance To Win Gold, a 50-50 Fight Tony Bellew Smiles: I Was Always a Rebellious Little F***er! Hearn Wants Parker To Get UK Exposure To Build Joshua Bout Video: Shane Mosley Shows Off His Power and Speed at Workout Marquez Injured, Stops Training - But Still Has Eye on Miguel Cotto Barthelemy: I Want To Fight The Likes of Crawford and Broner Dela Torre Injures Right Hand, Admits Improvement is Needed Photos: Orlando Salido Closes Camp For Francisco Vargas War Mosley-Avanesyan: Winner To Receive WBA Title Shot? Parker's Promoter Vows: We'll KO Joshua, Haye, Chisora, Fury! Kauffman Rips Wilder: Took The Easy Way Out, I Beat Arreola's Ass! Jarrell Miller Demolishes Nick Guivas, Dela Torre Struggles in Win Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan - Face To Face at Weighin Video: Shane Mosley vs. David Avanesyan Official Weighin Photos: Rances Barthelemy Putting in Work For Mickey Bey Defense Chavez Jr. Says Training Pact With Freddie Roach is Stronger Now Donnie Nietes Very Happy With Casimero's World Title Victory Photos/Weights: Miguel Vazquez vs. Erick Bone, More Avanesyan's Coach: Mosley Has Declined, We'll Take Advantage Hearn: I Told Loeffler, Eubank Will Sign For Golovkin Right Now Teddy Atlas: McGregor Needs 5 Years of Training For Mayweather Povetkin's Promoter: WBC's Investigation Will Take a Few Months Casimero: I Can Drop Chocolatito Just Like I Dropped Ruenroeng! Video: Shane Mosley vs. Cruiserweight Dimar Ortuz - Sparring Eddie Hearn Believes Ricky Burns is Still The Same Fighter Whyte Says Chisora Punked Out, Backed Down From Challenge WBC Prez Applauds Pacquiao For Turning Back on Olympic Offer Haye vs. Gjergjaj Peaked at 2.5 Million Viewers For Channel Dave Hearn: Everton Event Will Be Great For Community WBO Purse Bid Ordered for Glowacki vs. Usyk Jarrell Miller Rips Joshua, Fury, Luis Ortiz, Parker, Andy Ruiz Too Joel Diaz: Bradley Had No Game Plan, Looked Lost and Confused Eubank Jr: Golovkin is Slow, Easy To Hit - His Power Can't Beat Me! Makabu Confident: Tony Bellew Has NOTHING Special For Me Frank Warren Slams David Haye's Recent Win, Briggs Fight Micki Nielsen Vows To Win Entire 'Super 4' Tournament
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement