by Ronnie Nathanielsz
Gretchen “Chen Chen” Abaniel gets another crack at a world title when he fights Thailand’s Tereraport Pannimit for the vacant WBO female minimum weight title in Bangkok on April 25.
The 26 year old Abaniel lost her bid for the IBF title to highly talented Mexican Katia Gutierrez by a 4th round TKO in Sinaloa, Mexico last December 10 after dropping a ten round decision for the Women’s International Boxing Association and WBC Asia Boxing Council title to Samson Tor Buamas in Sukothai, Thailand on February 19, 2011.
The younger 19 year old Teeraport Pannimit also lost by a 5th round TKO to another fancied Mexican Jessica Chavez in an IBF light flyweight female title fight on January 14, 2012 but came back to win an eight round unanimous decision over Naporporn Superchamps whos real name is Napaporn Sor Ploenchit.
Anabiel who is handled by former Australian boxer Terry Mogg has a record of 10-3 with 2 knockouts while Teeraport has a record of 15-5 with 5 knockouts.