Srisaket Sor Rungvisai looking at Kwanthai Sithmorseng as a springboard to another world title shot
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (49-5-1, 42 KOs) steps back into the ring on March 12. The former WBC World Super Flyweight takes on Kwanthai Sithmorseng (50-7-1, 27 KOs) at the Workpoint Studio in Bang Phun, Thailand. The bout will air live on DAZN @ 9:30 PM EST.
Sor Rungvisai is ranked #1 by the WBC at 115 pounds and has his eyes set on another world title shot. A veteran of the game, the 34-year-old from Si Sa Ket, Thailand cannot overlook the upcoming task on hand. During an interview with Matchroom Boxing, he says he is focused and ready.
“I am not only preparing to fight Kwanthai but also preparing to fight the winner of Estrada versus Chocolatito. However, I am not overlooking Kwanthai. But I am confident that I will beat him impressively.
Kwanthai is a very well-rounded boxer with great experience who has fought at world level. I am confident that my 50th win will be impressive. In my next fight, with my 51st win, I will become a three-time world champion. I think I am stronger than Kwanthai, so I am sure I will beat him.”
The former champ is coming off of the second-round destruction of overmatched Jomar Fajardo in October 2020. To prepare for Sithmorseng, Sor Rungvisai trained with former IBF World flyweight titleholder Amnat Ruenrong. Ironically, he fought and defeated Ruenrong by unanimous decision in August of 2020.
Srisaket wants the winner of the March 13 super flyweight unification showdown between WBC champ Juan Francisco Estrada and WBA ‘Super’ champion Roman Gonzalez. He will more than likely get his opportunity with a win over Kwanthai.
His opponent is a seasoned pro. The 38-year-old is a three-time world title challenger. Team Rungvisai is looking to use this fight as preparation for greater matchups down the road. With so much on the line, this is a must-win.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.