Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Bounces Back after Loss
Former WBC world super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (48-5-1, 41 KO’s) successfully bounced back from his April 26, 2019 loss to Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada (40-3, 27 KO’s) with a win in his native Thailand backyard. Rungvisai was able to overcome his fellow countryman and former IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (20-4, 6 KO’s) by way of unanimous decision.
While Rungvisai emerged with the win, it was not an easy day in the office! In the early goings it was hard to find his rhythm, especially with the taller and longer Ruenroeng keeping a jab in face. Then matters complicated for the former WBC super flyweight champ when a clash of heads in the third period opened a nasty cut over his left eye.
Finally, around the halfway point of the bout, Rungvisai clicked into gear and began applying the type of effective pressure that he had always intended to. As Rungvusai increased the heat by throwing high volume combinations, Ruenroeng could only respond by retreating, covering up and generally wilting under the assault. To his credit, his fighting spirit was never broken as he never stopped throwing punches, but it was clear that he was heavily outgunned.
Unable to stop the onslaught or find his second wind to match the aggression, Ruenrobeng could do little else but survive to the end. Despite his soggy start, Rungvisai was able to catch up and overcome Ruenroeng on the scorecards.
By: Bakari Simpson