Earlier today we received some news in regards to a trio of world ranked Thai's fighting under the Nakornluang banner.
Firstly the most immediate news relates to WBC #1 ranked Flyweight contender Nawaphon Por Chokchai (32-0, 25) [นวพล นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น]. We have been informed that he will be in action on March 18th in a bout against a Filipino opponent in what is being regarded as a warm up bout for a showdown with WBC champion Roman Gonzalez. Nakornluang seem hopeful of getting a bout with Gonzalez later in the year, though it does seem clear that their man would be forced to travel for the fight given that Gonzalez now has backing from HBO.
As has been reported in the past Nawaphon's brother Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (46-6-1, 23) [สุริยัน ศ.รุ่งวิสัย] will be facing Anselmo Moreno (35-4-1, 12) in a WBC eliminator to face Shinsuke Yamanaka. Originally this bout was pencilled in for early April but has now been pushed back a a few weeks and will take place on April 30th. Sadly for Suriyan he will be made to travel for the bout with it ending up in Moreno's native Panama, and notably Suriyan has never won outside of Thailand.
A third fighter of note, and probably the most talented and exciting of the men under the Nakornluang banner, is Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (38-4-1, 35) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] and his team are still in negotiations for a mandatory title shot at unbeaten Mexican Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26). At the moment there is no set date or venue but both teams are doing their best to get home advantage for what could be a potential war, or could be a relative stinker like their first bout back in 2014.
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