Amir Khan and Shannon Wiratchai were initially scheduled to fight each other in Manila last month, but the match-up was cancelled at very late notice after the Thai fighter went down with an eye infection.
Wiratchai has now recovered sufficiently for the featherweight fight to instead be added to the ONE: Warrior’s Quest card, which is set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 22. It will be Khan’s final fight before enlisting for two years compulsory national service.
Khan (3-1) has won three fights out of three for ONE Championship, winning all of those matches by TKO. His latest victory came at the expense of Bashir Ahmad who stepped up to replace Wiratchai on just a few days notice at the organization’s most recent event.
Whereas the Singaporean has fought three times in seven months since signing with ONE Championship, Wiratchai (3-1-0-1) has been away from the cage for the best part of two years, although he supposedly turned down a few fight offers during this period.
The Thai fighter was last seen knocking Mitch Chilson out with a soccer kick at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in 2013 and will be looking for his second successive win under the banner of Asia’s biggest MMA promotion.
Khan will be one of three young Singaporean prospects on the ONE: Warrior’s Quest card with his Evolve MMA teammate Benedict Ang set for his pro debut against Waqar Umar and Stephen Langdown slated to take on an a Chinese opponent.
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