Late yesterday we were informed there had been an announcement regarding the immediate future of former WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (31-4-1, 28). The popular Thai power puncher is penciled in to have a world title eliminator later this year, before then however he will be kept busy with a tune up bout.
The announcement was regarding that tune up bout which we now know will take place on January 23rd and will be televised on Thai Channel 7.
As some may be aware Thai's fighting in tune ups and stay busy contests is a regular thing and often sees world class fighters like Srisaket fighting much more limited foes in bouts that would seem very questionable in the west. Sadly Srisaket's up coming out is one such bout and will see him battle against Indonesian journeyman Rendi Stone (3-3-1, 2).
Religious followers of either this site or Japanese boxing may have a faint memory of Stone's name. That's because last time out he was in Japan fighting against the unbeaten Yushi Tanaka in a bout for the WBC Youth Bantamweight title, a title that Tanaka defended successfully by stopping Stone in the 3rd round. Sadly the stoppage to Tanaka isn't the most telling result coming into this bout, instead it's a 3rd round loss to Boido Simanjuntak, a man who was himself stopped in eye catching fashion by Srisaket last October.
From what we understand Srisaket will be joined on the card by stablemate and close friend Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (38-6-1, 17), though we've not been told who Suriyan will be fighting.
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