showed that Tatakhun belonged at world level, and
after scoring eight more victories he was rewarded
with his second world title fight in November of
Unfortunately it was against another iconic
fighter in WBO Super Featherweight ruler Vasyl
Lomachenko from Ukraine, who scored a wide
unanimous decision in Macao.
later Tatakhun got a third opportunity in the
summer of 2016, this time against Mexican Miguel
Berchelt, in Mexico, for the WBO Interim World
Super Featherweight title.
Unfortunately it was not “third-time-lucky” for
Tatakhun, who was cut over the left eye in round
two, which made it difficult for him to see and
eventually resulted in him getting floored twice
and stopped in round four.
Berchelt fight Tatakhun was inactive for
two-and-a-half years, but returned with a victory
in 2018 on home soil.
of 2020 he received his fourth crack at world
honours, the UBO World Lightweight title, but on a
rainy night in Tanga, Tanzania he was stopped in
seven rounds by Salimu Jengo.
61-8 (41), Tatakhun is still active at
thirty-seven, and less than a year ago he
challenged for the WBA Asia Super Lightweight
title in Bangkok.