Sor Rungvisai Victorious In Thailand
It may not have been a world title defense, but Srisaket Sor Rungvisai emerged victorious for the 19th consecutive fight.
In a boxing card in his native Thailand, Sor Rungvisai made quick work of former world title challenger Young GIl Bae, knocking him out in the first round of their fight. Their fight was contested at a 120-pound catchweight and not in Sor Rungvisai’s usual super flyweight division, where he is the WBC super flyweight champion.
Sor Rungvisai dominated Bae, pressuring him throughout the fight and peppering him with vicious right hooks and body shots. Bae eventually tried to fight back and take the fight up close, but was unsuccessful. Sor Rungvisai cornered Bae towards the end of the first round and when Sor Rungvisai landed a hard straight left hand, Bae went down and the referee stopped the fight.
The bout was more of a stay-busy fight for Sor Rungvisai as he already has his next title defense planned out. Sor Rungvisai will be return to Thailand for a world title defense for the first time since 2013 when he will fight on a ONE Championships card on October 6. Sor Rungvisai does not have an opponent yet, but he will be making a voluntary defense, meaning he can defend his title against any boxer ranked in the WBC top 15 at 115 lbs.