24-year-old Thai welterweight boxer Apinun Hongsong is set to hit one of the biggest upsets this year in his upcoming bout with WBA and IBF world champion Josh Taylor.
“A lot of people underestimate me, probably because they don’t know who I am,” Hongsong told BoxingScene.com. – “I spent all my fights in Thailand and Japan, but after this victory I will let everyone get to know me much better.
It means a lot to me to be able to bring two world titles to my fans in Thailand at once, “said Hongsong, who grew up fighting his legendary compatriot, former king of 115-pound Chaos Galaxy.” I understand that due to the pandemic it is quite difficult to organize battles now. Therefore, I’m just happy to realize the fact that I can fight, and even challenge titles.
Many doubted my chances when I went to fight in Japan against Kondo. But I beat him by knockout in front of my native audience. Now I flew to the UK to meet Josh Taylor, who is called the best boxer in 140lbs by the media. Well, I think he really is the best at 140 pounds and I will beat him to be the best myself. “