Roman Gonzalez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai live ppv boxing fight
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Roman Gonzalez vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
Saturday, March 18, at 9 p.m. EST
Title: WBC super flyweight (2016-Present, 1st attempted defense)
Previous Titles: WBA Minimumwieght (2008-10, 3 Defenses); WBA Light Flyweight (2011-13, 5 Defenses); Lineal/TBRB/Ring/WBC World Flyweight (2014-16, 4 Defenses)
Weight: 114 ½ lbs.
Hails from: Managua, Nicaragua?
Record: 46-0, 38 KO
Rankings: #1 (BoxingScene, ESPN, Boxing Monthly, BoxRec), #2 (TBRB, Ring)
Record in Major Title Fights: 15-0, 9 KO (16-0, 10 KO including interim title fights)
Current/Former World Champions/Titlists Faced: 9 (Yutaka Niida TKO4; Katsunari Takayama UD12; Ramon Garcia KO4; Juan Francisco Estrada UD12; Francisco Rodriguez Jr. TKO7; Akira Yaegashi TKO9; Edgar Sosa TKO2; Brian Viloria TKO9; Carlos Cuadras UD12)
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
Previous Titles: WBC Super Flyweight (2013-14, 1 Defense)
Weight: 114 lbs.
Hails from: Si Sa Ket, Thailand
Record: 41-4-1, 38 KO, 2 KOBY
Rankings: #4 (Ring), #5 (TBRB), #6 (BoxingScene), #7 (BoxRec), #9 (ESPN, Boxing Monthly)
Record in Title Fights: 2-1, 2 KO
Current/Former World Champions/Titlists Faced: 3 (Akira Yaegashi TKO by 3; Yota Sato TKO8; Carlos Cuadras L8 – Technical)
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Pre-Fight: Speed – Gonzalez B; Sor Rungvisai B
Pre-Fight: Power – Gonzalez A; Sor Rungvisai A
Pre-Fight: Defense – Gonzalez B+; Sor Rungvisai B
Pre-Fight: Intangibles – Gonzalez A; Sor Rungvisai B+
Both men enter this fight off longer layoffs than either is used to. Sor Rungvisai has been sitting on his mandatory since last August while Gonzalez makes his first start since that memorable September clash. Neither is the sort of layoff that should amount to a lot of rust. Which man is more rested?
Odds are that will be Sor Rungvisai. The Thai, while a consistent presence in the top ten since the Cuadras loss, has treaded shallow water. Fourteen consecutive wins have come against an assortment of local fare. The standout was a thrashing of two-time former title challenger Jose Salgado in 2015. It was Salgado’s first stoppage loss since 2009. It points to Sor Rungvisai’s real threat to Gonzalez. WATCH BOXING LIVE
The Thai southpaw can crack.
He’s got a potent right hook, a smashing straight left, and he goes to the body with authority. Against Cuadras, a body shot had the Mexican stylist in trouble and on his bicycle. Sor Rungvisai doesn’t work in the same volume as Gonzalez but he leverages shots well and knows how to put combinations together when he has someone hurt. Can he take the incoming?
The evidence suggests he’s got a solid beard. Cuadras never really bothered him but the sample size of opponents capable of hurting him is small. He’s been stopped before but that’s negligible in context. His two stoppage losses came in his first two pro fights. One of them came against future three-division titlist Akira Yaegashi, then already a former title challenger. Plenty of prominent Thai fighters have been stopped early in their careers; they learn on the job. Sor Rungvisai has learned well.
That doesn’t mean he’s seen anyone quite like Gonzalez. The Nicaraguan was pushed to the limit by Cuadras but the things that worked against him there aren’t factors here. Sor Rungvisai isn’t going to move the way Cuadras did and he doesn’t have the same sort of speed. He’ll bring the fight to Gonzalez and his aggression can work against him.
Gonzalez, under pressure, remains an effective defender inside, picking and rolling as he looks for openings for offensive salvos. He might be the best power combination puncher in boxing, a fluid, skilled bruiser with technical precision. That doesn’t make him invulnerable. Brian Viloria hurt him to the body and Sor Rungvisai is bigger. If Gonzalez stands in front of the challenger, he is at risk. PPV BOXING FIGHT LIVE
Gonzalez’s footwork then becomes crucial. Gonzalez is at his best when he isn’t just working in combination but also stepping around foes, turning them with his offense. He’s as good as any fighter in boxing in turning an attacking foe into his own offensive replies.
Against Cuadras, he got off to a hot start and the pace of the fight caught up as they went on. Against Sor Rungvisai, a measured start might be wise. The Thai has shown good stamina and carries his power through rounds. Gonzalez will want his strength as the fight wears on but he’ll also want to test how ready Sor Rungvisai is for a hard fight. He hasn’t been in with anyone to worry about for a while.