Last year Thailand's heavy handed Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (28-4-1, 25) was one of the busiest men in the sport with 7 fights. He started this year in a similar fashion though following his title loss to Carlos Cuadras back in May he has been inactive. That was until earlier today when he returned to the ring to fight Filipino journeyman Zoren Pama (6-11-3, 3).
The fight saw Srisaket fighting someone who wasn't afraid of him and certainly wasn't afraid to fight back. Through the first 3 rounds that resulted in some toe-to-toe action with both men ripping power shots at the other with reckless abandon. It appeared that neither man wanted to go the distance and that both believed they had what it took to stop the other man
Following round 3 Srisaket seemed to realise that the pace was too extreme and he suddenly went from going to war with Pama to actually boxing on the back foot. Yes, we were shocked too that Srisaket could actually box. As it turned out the boxing does suit Srisaket who looked good on the back foot even though it was clear that he only did it because he was feeling the pace.
Through rounds 5 and 6 Srisaket continued to boxing. It was measured boxing from Srisaket who picked his sports whilst Pama rushed forward like a bull in a china shop looking to gore the Thai on crude and telegraphed shots. It was too easy for Srisaket on the whole.
Sadly the bout came to a disappointing end in round 7 when a clash of heads left Srisaket with a small, but notable, cut. The Thai immediately did what he could to sell the cut as being a bad one, complaining to the referee and pretty much forcing the referees to take him the ringside doctor. It was a nasty clash of heads but the cut wasn't a fight ending one, in fact it wasn't nothing like the ones we had seen a day earlier in the fight between Pankorn Mor Poowana and Jen Yu Jia, despite that the Thai doctor did as their fighter wanted and stopped the bout to give Srisaket his comeback win, albeit a win he got in disappointing fashion with a 7th round technical decision.
Although the ending was a disappointing one Srisaket did claim the WBC Asian Boxing Council Super Flyweight title with the win.
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