Later this month, October 2014, we will see Thailand's Suriyan Sor Rungvisai in a WBC Bantamweight world title fight against Shinsuke Yamanaka. That bout will be the 5th fight outside of Thailand for Suriyan who made his international debut 6 years earlier in South Korea when he traveled to Masan City to battle against the light hitting Jin-Man Jeon in a fight for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Flyweight title.
At the time of this bout Jeon, best known for his 2010 loss to Milan Melindo, was viewed as a promising Korean Prospect and came in to this bout with just 1 loss from 10 bouts, a stoppage to the then OPBF Super Flyweight champion Kuniyuki Aizawa. As for Suriyan he was a complete unknown outside of the hardcore Thai fans who had perhaps seen him in action in his homeland.
We won't ruin the result of the fight though it's fair to say that both men have gone very different ways in their career following this bout with Suriyan having become a world champion in 2011 whilst Jeon is a long forgotten fighter who we believe has since retired. And despite neither looking world class here the fight was an enjoyable one with several rounds of very fun to watch high-octane inside work from both
Note, this bout was on the same card as Hayato Kimura Vs Little Roseman.
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