Sor Rungvisai Fight Postponed
It has become obvious that there won’t be any boxing for the first half of the year. With COVID-19’s strangle hold on the sport and so many fights are either cancelled or postponed the fans are in bad-news mode every day.
Furthermore, the lockdown order in place makes it even harder to plan fights. So fans won’t be surprised by the news of former two-time WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s (47-5-1, 41ko) postponed fight with former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (20-3, 6ko).
The lower weight division fighters are the workhorses of the sport. These little guys lay it on the line in every fight. However, the two-time champion was hoping to get back into the ring since last being seen handing the title over to “El Gallo” Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3, 27ko) back in 2019.
THE CRISIS EFFECT
Rungvisai was looking to get a tune-up fight in hopes of landing an exciting trilogy with the El Gallo. Moreover, it is a much-needed fight to blow off the ring rust. The Thailand fighter has been on a long layoff since losing the title in his debut bout on the DAZN streaming app.
According to the WBC, the scheduled April 4 bout has been moved until May 2. That could be just wishful thinking considering there are fights that have been cancelled that were to take place going into July.
Furthermore, the two-time champion is currently ranked #1 by the WBC. Now team Estrada has expressed wanting a unification bout. Plus, there is the case of former pound for pound fighter Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (49-2, 41ko) capturing the WBA strap from British fighter Khalid “Kal” Yafai (26-1, 15ko).
That is an option they may pursue, especially since it would be a revenge rematch bout from their 2012 clash and that always sells in boxing.
If things go according to plan, the former Thai champion will be back in the ring on the scheduled date, and with so many heavy hitters in the division, even a non-title bout is still worthy of being the main event.
By: Garrisson Bland