The bid for the fight between Thammanoon Niyomtrong and Jose Argumedo, initially scheduled for Monday, September 16th, was suspended once the parties requested an extension of the period for negotiations.
The World Boxing Association (WBA) called for the fight weeks ago for Thai native Niyomtrong, champion of the minimumweight class, to make his mandatory defense against the Mexican challenger. However, both parties requested the agency give a little more time to reach an agreement, which was approved by the WBA.
Niyomtrong is one of the strongest champions in the ranks of the oldest organization in the world. He has been a champion since 2014 and has defended his title 12 times since he first got the black and gold belt.
Argumedo beat the Venezuelan Alexis Diaz by knockout in his last fight in March and earned the right to face the champion from Thailand’s for the world 105-pound belt.
Both parties will continue to work on an agreement to carry out the fight under the terms of the WBA regulations.