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Srisaket Sor Rungvisai to defend junior bantamweight title vs. Iran Diaz

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai to defend junior bantamweight title vs. Iran Diaz

Junior bantamweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai became a national hero in Thailand thanks to three significant wins in a row in the United States, and he decided to take advantage of his newfound fame by fighting at home.

Sor Rungvisai, now among the top boxers in the world pound-for-pound, won his second junior bantamweight world title by upsetting then-pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez by controversial majority decision in a strong 2017 fight of the year contender in New York.

In February, Sor Rungvisai (45-4-1, 40 KOs), 31, headlined Superfly 2 and won a hard-fought majority decision over former unified flyweight world titlist Juan Francisco Estrada.

Tom Loeffler, promoter of the Superfly series, and HBO hoped to have Sor Rungvisai headline Superfly 3 in a rematch with Estrada on Sept. 8 at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

One Championship said the Oct. 6 card will feature a mixture of combat sports bouts, including boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing.

Source: www.espn.com
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