Souris Manfredi of France is in the biggest history-making fight of her career – and its for the WBC super flyweight Muay Thai title.
Manfredi took to her Instagram page to reveal she will take on rival Dangkongfah Jaosurnoi for the title in Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, becoming the first female foreigner to compete for a title there.
Manfredi and Jaosurnoi have fought twice before, with each fighter earning a win. The rubber match will determine the champion.
In 2020, Manfredi made history competing for and becoming the first women’s bantamweight Lethwei champion in the World Lethwei Championship promotion. But back-to-back losses near the end of that year reaffirmed her motivation in 2021, she earned her first bareknuckle boxing victory at BKK 1. Soon, she will be back on the Muay Thai saddle.
The tentative date is July 3.
🏆 WBC MuayThai Super-flyweight World Title
Dangkongfah JaosurNoi 🇹🇭
Souris Manfredi 🇫🇷
🏟 Lumpinee Boxing Stadium
🗓 July 3 (*May move due to Covid-19 restrictions) pic.twitter.com/NOCtlUYpCy
— WBC MuayThai (@WBCMuaythai) June 3, 2021
Jaosurnoi is a respected fighter of Thailand and will have an entire nation in her corner for the bout.
COVID-19 protocols will be observed and there is a possibility the date could be moved due to regulations.