Tehuayo vs. Pothong For UBO Asia-Pacific Title In Indonesia

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August 25, 2017 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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A true servant of the sport, Indonesian Samuel Tehuayo will get a well-deserved opportunity to challenge for a championship in his home-country when he fights former WBO World title-challenger Khachonsak Pothong from Thailand on Saturday September 30.


The two veterans will contest the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) Asia-Pacific Flyweight title in one of the headlining fights of a show promoted by Armin Tan at The Breeze in South Tangerang on Indonesian island Java.

A former Indonesian Champion, and with seventeen title fights on his resume, Tehuayo has in recent years plied his trade as a tough test for some of the worlds best, and a gate-keeper for world class prospects. This role has resulted in his record currently being a very deceiving 20-43-2 (5).

With no less than twenty-nine fights in Thailand against local fighters, the coin has now been flipped as Tehuayo will be the home-fighter against 35-year-old Pothong (30-19, 10 KOs), formerly known as Kaichon Sor Vorapin.

Two-time WBO Asia-Pacific titlist Pothong made his professional debut in 2000, and five years later traveled to Tucson, USA to challenge Mexican WBO World Light Flyweight Champion Hugo Fidel Cazares. He gave a good account of himself for five rounds, before getting stopped in the sixth.


Still only twenty-eight years old, Samuel Tehuayo is the younger man by seven years and is still young enough to resurrect his career. Should he win the UBO Asia-Pacific title on September 30, he could be in line to challenge for Inter-Continental honors next.

And, who knows, winning and defending the Inter-Continental title could eventually lead to a shot at the UBO World title, which would be a real Cinderella story. But, first things first, Khachonsak Pothong is standing in his way on September 30.







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