Srisaket Sor Rungvisai impressively claimed the WBC super flyweight title when he scored an eighth round stoppage win over champion Yota Sato at Khonmuangsri Boxing Stadium in Sisaket Province, Thailand on Friday.
Rungvisai was the underdog against the experienced champion but he impressed his local fans to become the country’s new boxing hero
Srisaket pressured the champion with his aggressive approach and accurate punching in the opening round but Sato countered well in the second session as the fight got going and may just edged the early rounds.
Rungvisai upped the pace in rounds three and four forcing the champion to literally fight for his life. . as the fight progressed Rungvisai’s body shots began to take it toll on the champion, who eventually buckled under the pressure.
May 3, 2013