According to news from Thailand Parinya Khaikanha (1-0, 1), the younger brother for Suriyan Sor Rungvisai and Nawaphon Por Chokchai, will be fighting in his first title bout on March 6th.
The unbeaten 23 year old is reportedly set to fight for the ABF Minimumweight title, in a bout that will be aired on Channel 3SD.
Today Parinya and Suriyan took part in a training session, and whilst the youngster is certainly smaller than Suriyan he did look like a good prospect, as he did on his debut.
Parinya actually debuted on New Year's Eve, stopping Saran Maliwan (0-1) in 2 rounds. This bout was an obscure one, and saw Parinya fighter with a "Tor Bumas" name, though we've not managed to get the first part of his name. It seems he impressed given how quickly his team are wanting to push into a title bout.
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Last week saw the announcement that current WBO Flyweight champion Kosei Tanaka (12-0, 7) [田中恒成] would face off with former unified Light Flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi (27-3-2, 12) [田口良一] on March 16th.
This week Tanaka ramped up his training for that bout as he began a training camp in Thailand, following in the footsteps of former foe Sho Kimura [木村翔].
Today saw a report, from sponsor's RSC Products, that Tanaka has been in Thailand training with the likes of former WBC Super Flyweight champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (49-7-1, 25) and doing 4 minutes rounds with 16oz gloves.
The training camp has been designed to improve Tanaka's stamina, and physical strength whilst also working in a high temperature, which should not only help with stamina but also with weight loss.
From what we understand this is just a short camp for the champion, but these Thai training camps are intensive and it's clear that the focus is on doing things the hard way for Tanaka during his time in Thailand.
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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.
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