Somsak now aiming for
[BOXING] New World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion Somsak Singhchatchawal will be looking for another challenge later this year after setting his sights on winning the World Boxing Council (WBC) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) crowns from champion Israel Vazquez of Mexico.
After a great victory when he trounced Iranian-born French WBA champion Mahyar Monshipour in the 10th round of their title bout in Paris on Saturday, the 28-year-old Thai boxer yesterday arrived back in Bangkok and received a warm welcome from many local fans.
Somsak wrote a new chapter for local boxing and became a local hero overnight after becoming the first Thai boxer to win a championship in Europe. Now he is looking to make an even bigger impact on the international boxing scene by asking for a fight with Vazquez.
"We are planning for Somsak's future. He may have one or two exhibition matches in Thailand before again flying abroad later this year," said Somsak's manager Korkiat Panichayarom.
"The first mission is to overwhelm WBO [World Boxing Organisation] champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, then another Mexican, WBA and IBF champion Vazquez, is the next target.
"Judging from his latest performance in Paris, we think he is ready to match anybody," he added.