Sor Rungvisai: Chocolatito Still Number 1 Pound For Pound
The WBC is currently holding its annual convention, and at a press conference WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai says Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez can recover from his devastating KO and continue a successful boxing career.
While speaking at the Fairmont Hotel in the host city of Baku, Azerbaijan, the Champ said he was only able to train two months for the first fight against Roman, but he devoted double the time to preparing for their second encounter.
Southpaw Srisaket explained that for a number of years at the beginning of his career, he’d been trained in the orthodox style, before converting to his natural stance, and this has paid dividends with the right hands bringing Gonzalez down.
Srisaket says he is already preparing for his next WBC mandated challenger, Juan Francisco Estrada. Sor Rungvisai has been carefully and meticulously studying tapes of the Mexican’s fighting style, and is formulating a strategy for outright victory.
The champion also claimed that a second fight with Carlos Cuadras is likely, but he’ll take care, not to get cut again, and for it to go to a technical decision, which meant a very long a hard road back: ” I was extremely happy to win my belt back, and from now on I’ll try my very best to do everything to keep it, as long as possible.
“It was indeed very difficult when I was younger. I used to be a trash collector and a security guard. But I had a dream that I would be able to fight on TV and become a world champion, and I would be happy… Being the champion of the WBC changed my life and I’m pleased that more people recognize me.”
As for Roman Gonzalez’s future Srisaket rather surprisingly replied:
“I still think Chocolatito is number one pound for pound. I think he should come back and fight. I think he’s still got it. I would like to meet him again and I will win again!”