BANGKOK, Thailand — Pakistan’s hard-hitting unbeaten heavyweight “The Diamond Boy” Taimoor Khan (7-0, 6 KO’s), pushes forward his pro boxing career as the 26-year-old from the Pashtun Mohmand Tribe in Islamabad takes on battle-tested warrior Panya Chomphoophuang of Lopburi, Thailand, for the vacant WBC Asia heavyweight belt.
The title fight, billed as “Explosive Power,” is set to unfold at SpacePlus Night Club, RCA Plaza, in Bangkok, Thailand, as another presentation of prolific Asian promoter Brico Santig of Highland Boxing Promotions.
A devoted Muslin, as well as a dedicated rising-star boxer, Khan feels spiritually motivated as well as physically strong, ready to deliver a classy performance that would lead him to a higher level of competition.
“I feel great,” said Taimoor Khan to BoxingScene.com
“Yes, It is challenging to spar, skipping the rope, do all this boxing training in super hot Bangkok while fasting, especially without drinking water. No eating is no problem [during Ramadan]. No drinking water (during the day), while training, that was the challenge.
“Sometimes, I even felt dizzy. But in fact, fasting is so good for health. Thanks be to God I did it ok, now feeling stronger than ever.
“Muhammad Ali and Oleksandr Usyk are men I admire, true champions inside and outside of the ring. They go through things with class, inspiring many, inspiring me.”
Nine more fights complete the event, including regional WBC Asia, WBA Asia and ABF (Asian Boxing Federation) title wars.
In the card’s co-feature, heavy-hitters, 20-year-old Thailand slugger Apisit Sangmuang (12-3, 9 KO’s) lock horns hard against 25-year-old Stephane Fondjo (10-1, 8 KO’s) of Yaounde, Cameroon, for the WBA Asia South super middleweight strap.
In addition, 25-year-old Jean Junior Messi Elime (6-1, 3 KO’s) of Cameroon clashes in a 10-frame war against 30-year-old come-forward warrior Ahmad Samir Dawrani (9-2-1, 6 KO’s) of Bazarak, Afghanistan, for the WBA Asia East Welterweight Belt.
In women’s action, cute Hong Kong boxing girl Yang Sheau Ru (3-0, 3 KO’s), who is also a black belt in Kung Fu, trades blows against more-experienced fighting lady Saowaluk Nareepangsri of Pathum Thani, Thailand. The two 28-year-old women will collide for the vacant WBC Asia Super Flyweight Crown.
Source : Boxing Scene