By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Nakornluang Boxing Promotion
Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, the new generation of Nakornluang Boxing Promotion, officially announced yesterday to promote the WBC Superflyweight Championship bout between Japanese world champion Yota Sato and WBC#9 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. The event will be held on May 3 at Khonmuamgsri Stadium in Srisaket Province, Thailand.
Sato (26-2-1,12 KOs) won the WBC title on March 27, 2012 and he has successfully kept his crown twice. This will be the first time in 50 years for the Japanese world champion to defend his title in Thailand. Thailander Srisaket (18-3-1, 17KOs) has occupied the WBC Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) 115lb title since June 14, 2011, retaining his regional belt four times. He is now the great Thai hope to regain the world championship belt back to Thailand again as this country has not had any world champion since Pungluang Sor Singyu lost his WBO crown to Paulus Ambunda on March 3 in Windhoek, Namibia. It is the first time in several decades that Thailand, does not have any world champion at all.
The undercards will be as follows:
WBC#2 superfly Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (Thailand) vs. Edison Berwala (Philippines)
WBC#12 bantam Yodchanchai Nakornluang (Thailand) vs. Pansak Sor Ratidech (Thailand)
WBC#23 fly Nawaphon Por Chokchai (Thailand) vs. Michael Rodriguez (Philippines)
ABCO#2 superfeather Chaiyong Sithsaithong (Thailand) vs. ABCO#15 Jen Yu Jia (China)