Saturday, September 09 2017

StubHub Center , CA

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

(41-4-1, 38 KOs) VS.

Roman Gonzalez

(46-2-0, 38 KOs)

12 Round WBC Super Flyweight Championship Bout
Available in HD

WBC Flyweight World Champion SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI (44-4-1, 40 KOs) defended his title against former champion ROMAN "CHOCOLATITO" GONZALEZ (46-2-0, 38 KOs) on September 9 at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA.

The two last battled in March of 2017 in a grueling 12-round fight that ultimately resulted in a controversial majority decision where Sor Rungvisai was declared the winner. This time around, there was no question about the outcome.

Both competitors came out swinging hard in the first round, trying to land an early blow to set the tone for the match. Right out of the gate, Sor Rungvisai looked very aggressive, throwing more than double the punches than Chocolatito.

In the second and third rounds, Sor Rungvisai still looked solid but Chocolatito kicked it up a notch, seeming to come alive as he matched his opponent for both punches thrown and landed. Even with Chocolatito starting to inflict some damage, Sor Rungvisai remained unfazed, easily shaking off the blows and striking back with force.

In the fourth round, Sor Rungvisai was truly on top of his game, despite Chocolatito?s best efforts. Sor Rungvisai landed a powerful shot that dropped Chocolatito to the mat, getting a rare knockdown against his opponent early in the bout. Chocolatito pulled himself up and continued to fight, but was met with a blazing right hook from Sor Rungvisai that sent him plummeting straight back to the canvas.

This time it was just too much for Chocolatito to handle and he was down for the count, bringing a swift end to the match just 1:18 into the fourth round.

After the match, the victor and rising star of the sport seemed both confident and poised for the future.

"I trained really hard for four months; I knew I would knock him out," Sor Rungvisai said.

After another remarkable victory, who is Sor Rungvisai looking to for his next opponent? "I am afraid of no one," he said.

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