Former super-flyweight champion wants crack at WBC king Estrada
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is gunning for a shot at WBC super-flyweight king and old foe Juan Francisco Estrada after defeating Amnat Ruenroeng by unanimous decision in Thailand. Taking place earlier this morning, the judges returned scores of 97-94, 96-93 and 99-91 all in favour of the man known as “Wikaksil Wangek”.
The main event and undercard was streamed live to fans on the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel.
Sor Rungvisai reverted to his more natural southpaw stance rather than the ill-judged orthodox stance he adopted in the Estrada rematch. The fight favourite did a good job of creating distance and avoiding the smothering tentacles of boxing’s premier spoiler.
That was until the third round when a headbutt caused a bad laceration to Sor Rungvisai’s left eyelid. Ruenroeng’s pot shots were landing and an inevitable wrestle to the floor occurred in the sixth round as the 40-year-old veteran finally implemented his mauling game.
Overall it was a solid 10 rounds for Sor Rungvisai who shipped a few clean shots as the bout progressed. The ex-champion will be a handful for any of the champions but is possibly slipping.
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Speaking after the bout, Sor Rungvisai said that he was satisfied with his performance and praised Ruenroeng’s preparation. The victor put Estrada on notice for a rubber match. Sor Rungvisai, 33, has been grossly inactive for a top level operator. Estrada took the WBC title from him in 2019.