Boxing Bites: Nordine Oubaali v Petch Sor Chitpattana update / Austin Trout

Ringside 30/05/2018

Thai Petch Sor Chitpattana and the Frenchman Nordine Oubaali fight on June 23 in Paris, France, for the vacant bantamweight title of the World Boxing Council.

Chitpattana, a 24-year-old boxer from Thailand, has built an impressive record of 46-0.

He won the WBC youth flyweight belt, in his sixth professional bout when he defeated Ma Daio. He also managed to win the WBC youth super flyweight and super bantamweight silver titles.

While Oubaali, who twice competed at the Olympics, representing France, turned pro in 2014 and has compiled a record of 14-0 with 11 knockouts.

Oubaali has held the Silver Bantamweight title of the World Boxing Council and comes from knocking out the former world title contender, Luis Melendez.

The bantamweight crown became vacant, after Luis Nery did not make the weight limit of the division, prior to his rematch fight against Shinsuke Yamanaka.

Undefeated WBC super welterweight champion (30-0, 15 KOs) will defend his crown against tough and resourceful former world champion Austin Trout on June 9 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Trout, 32 (31-4, 17 KOs), former WBA super welterweight champion, has faced quality rivals including Erislandy Lara, Jarrett Hurd, Saul Alvarez, Miguel Cotto and Jermall Charlo, twin brother of Jermell.

Trout preparing meticulously for this important commitment and predicts that he will become the new WBC champion.

“I respect Charlo because he took this fight. Now is the time to do it.

“I already fought against his brother and although I lost that opportunity, I am sure that I will crown myself as a green and gold world champion.

“I’m going to leave everything in the ring.”

Charlo vs. Trout will be part of the card starring Mexicans Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, for the WBC Diamond belt.