Notably two of Suriyan's stablemates, his brother Nawaphon Por Chokchai (36-0, 28) [นวพล นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] and his close personal friend Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น], both have world title fights set for March and Suriyan was likely to be chasing a second Bantamweight world title bout later this year himself, having given current Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (26-0-2, 18) [山中慎介] a really tough contest back in 2014.
It'll be interesting to see how this story develops but this could be the start of the end for Suriyan.
According to sources in Thailand a deal has been reached for Nawaphon Por Chokchai (36-0, 28) [นวพล นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] to face Mexican Juan Hernandez (33-2, 24) for the WBC Flyweight title.
The deal is that the men will fight in Thailand, in an indoor venue, in January. At the moment no date is yet set for the bout but as part of the agreement it will come on a Saturday in Thailand, to work out with Mexican TV which will air the bout as part of a late Friday card.
Notably the agreement has been reached with a caveat that the show will have at least one other, though possibly two other, Thai Vs Mexico bouts on the card. Those bouts haven't yet been confirmed though they will likely come at either 115lbs or 118lbs with Nawaphon's brother Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (47-7-1, 24) [สุริยัน ศ.รุ่งวิสัย] potentially being involved in one of those two match ups.
It seems like more details will be ironed out in the coming days but the agreement has seen the team avoid a purse bid scenario, which was apparently set to take place over the weekend had they not managed to make the deal they have currently agreed to.
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Tomorrow's focus will be on Japan where we get two world title bouts, however we recently learned that there will also be a world class fighter in action in Thailand.
That fighter is former WBC Super Flyweight champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (46-7-1, 23) [สุริยัน ศ.รุ่งวิสัย] who will be facing off against Macrea Gandionco (11-3-2, 7), who was stopped in 3 rounds by Suriyan's younger brother Nawaphon this past May.
For Gandionco the bout sees him fighting in the Land of Smiles for the 4th time, and sees him on the round for a 6th successive fight. During that run however he has gone 1-3-1 (1) and has been stopped 3 times, once of which came to upcoming world title challenger Petchbarngborn Kokietgym.
Whilst the bout isn't expected to be a win for the visitor it is actually a good time to fight Suriyan who has fought just 20 rounds in the last 12 months and lost last time out to Anselmo Moreno, all the way back in April. Although inactive, compared to the rest of his career, Suriyan should manage to claim a win here and will likely find himself back in the world title mix at 118lbs,a division that looks likely to come alive over the coming weeks.
For fans wanting to watch Suriyan Vs Gandionco, the bout will be aired on Thai channel SD3 from 14:00 Thai time.
According to multiple sources in Thailand Thai promoter Nakornluang are set to file a complaint to the WBC in the wake of the recent between their fighter Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (46-7-1, 23) [สุริยัน ศ.รุ่งวิสัย] and former WBA Bantamweight champion Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno (36-4-1, 12).
Suriyan has started that Moreno was a very good boxer, and apologised for coming up short against the Panamanian. His team however feel that their man was unfairly treat by the referee, Jay Nady.
The main part of the complaint seems to stem from the second round. It was round that saw Suriyan being dropped following several low blows, and also being caught by a headbutt.
It seems that Nakorluang will be asking for a rematch to be held between the two men, in a venue other than Panama and without Jay Nady as the referee. The reality, we suspect, will be that the WBC will not be ordering a rematch but will keep Suriyan high in their rankings.
Interestingly the WBC seem to have been inundated with complaints recently, from a number of fighters and this appears to just be the latest complaint heading their way.
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Last night fans around the world had the chance to see an intriguing WBC "silver" Bantamweight title bout between WBC Super Flyweight champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (46-7-1, 23) [สุริยัน ศ.รุ่งวิสัย] and former WBA Bantamweight champion Anselmo Moreno (36-4-1, 12), with the two men facing off for the right to become the WBC world title mandatory challenger.
The bout pitted Suriyan's relentless pressure and bull dog tenacity against Moreno's cat like reflexes and trade mark slipperiness. Sadly for the Thai it was the slippery work of Moreno thjat seemed to dominate much of the bout, with the Panamanian score a decisive victory over the Thai.
The bout, which took place in Panama City at the Arena Roberto Duran, started well for Moreno and in round 2 he scored a knockdown. Although Suriyan came back from that set back with some genuine fight, and gave Moreno some real questions to answer, the visitor just couldn't ever ask the right questions with Moreno almost always having a good answer to everything the Thai did.
In the end the bout proved to be a competitive, but clear, win for Moreno with scores of 116-111, and 117-110, twice.
for Moreno the bout secures him one of his best wins, and he has plenty of good wins, as well as a likely rematch with WBC world champion Shinsuke Yamanaka [山中 慎介]. Sadly for Suriyan the loss sees his record outside of Thailand go to 0-5-1.
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