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Fogoum Battles Mashiota for IBF Cruiserweight Intercontinental Belt in Thailand; Montano, Gomez, Mortel in Tough Battles


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Fogoum and Mashiota pose during Wednesday's weighin.

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Cameroon’s Rolly Lambert Fogoum (15-1-1, 12 KO’s) and Lebogang Mashitoa (10-3, 3 KO’s) of Johannesburg, South Africa, made weight ahead of their clash of titans for the vacant IBF Cruiserweight Inter-Continental title in the Highland Boxing Promotions event unfolding Thursday, March 30, at the plush SpacePlus Night Club, RCA Plaza in Bangkok, Kingdom of Thailand.

The 12-round showdown will air live in Thailand, with boxing fans outside the Kingdom able to watch for free from the promoter's Facebook page.

The first action fight for the 11-bout show starts at 3 PM local Thai Time (UTC +7). The Supervisor for the main event is Ben Keilty of Perth, Australia.


Joepher Montaño collides hard against Iranian KO Artist Khashaiar Ghassemi.

Also in the show, 26-year-old Filipino southpaw Joepher Montano (14-5-2, 12 KO’s) of Bago City in the Phiilppines, collides hard against Iranian "KO Artist" Khashaiar Ghassemi (7-3, 7 KO’s) for the vacant ABF Welterweight Crown.

In heavyweight action, Italy’s big combatant Alessio Bisutti fights Pornwissanu Suwaros of Thailand in a non-title encounter.

In addition, tough-as-nails Conrado “El Chavacano” Tanamor (12-4, 5 KO’s) of Zamboanga, Philippines, lock horns against aggressive, coming-forward Northern Chinese fighter Zhang Zhi Zhang (5-2, 4 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Asia Super Featherweight Strap.

Then, Filipino KJ Natuplag (11-4-2, 10 KO’s) of Ifugao, Philippines, and Thai southpaw warrior Nakharin Hangyu (4-5, 2 KO’s), will trade heavy artillery in an exciting non-title 6-chapter war in the super featherweight division.


Herlan Gomez from Bacolod, on the right, defends his ABF 118 Belt.

Plus, young and promising Pinoy warrior ABF Bantamweight Champion Herlan Gomez (7-1, 4 KO's) defends against more-experienced former regional champ Phissanu Chimsunthron of Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.


Filipino Muhammad and American Brice Lee battle in a supporting bout.

What's more, focused and we’ll-trained Filipino warrior Muhammad Mortel battles U.S.A. fighter Brice Lee of Seattle, Washington, both serious men looking strong and ready to rumble.

In a battle of unbeaten rookie super lightweights, 20-year-old Ege Arin Konuk (3-0, 2 KO's) of Turkey fights Attavut Maliwan (1-0, 1 KO) of Thailand.

Then in super middleweights, dangerous Gwei Jeffter Shunuonyu of Cameroon wages war against former Muay Thai combatant Saran Pooksuk of Thailand in a non-title supporting bout.

Thursday's fight show at the SpacePlus Night Club in Bangkok, Thailand, is a promotion Highland Boxing Promotions in association with Topking Promotions of China and Vic Boxing Promotions of Dubai.

Photos by Carlos Costa.


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