Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kiram is Inspired By Sor Rungvisai To Shock Lucas Matthysse

By Miguel Rivera

Dangerous Thai puncher Tewa Kiram was inspired by the feat of his countryman, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who last year upset the long odds when he twice defeated the then pound-for-pound king of the world, Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez.

Kiram wants to pull off the same accomplishment when he faces Lucas Matthysse on the 27th of January at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

The vacant WBA welterweight "regular" will be at stake in the contest.

tewa-kiram (2)

Kiram, who has been practicing muay thay style since the age of seven, said in an interview with Golden Boy Promotions that becoming a welterweight champion of the World Boxing Association will help him change his life.

"I would definitely love to achieve what Srisaket did, it would be very big for me and I think I have the chance to do it. Matthysse is a good fighter who likes to come forward and I like that, it's going to be a great fight," Kiram said to ESPN Deportes.

 Kiram has done three months of work towards the fight that will broadcast as a co-featured attraction on HBO.

With a record of 38-0 and 28 knockouts, the quality of Kiram is unknown to many, but not to Matthysse (38-4, 35 KO's) - who assured that he has not underestimated him.

"I have a great strategy. I can not tell you now but I will find that opportunity and I will take it," said Kiram.

"I've been a welterweight for a long time and he's coming up from 140 pounds, I like that because I'm going to be the bigger man in the ring, I feel relaxed even though this will be my first fight outside of Thailand. to fight in the United States for a world championship, and I know that with a victory I'll be back here."

According to the oddsmakers, Matthysse is favorite by 6 to 1 to defeat Kiram.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Andre_parker1 on 01-23-2018

hopefully he puts up a good fight and maybe win,that extensive undefeated record is marketable

Comment by kidbazooka on 01-21-2018

Lucas can’t fuuck this one up he’s been looking sharp in the training videos, I think Lucas will have another Peterson/Provo type performance and completely destroy this Thai guy

Comment by badboyz08 on 01-21-2018

love to see you pull it off too, not many thai in this division. go get it bro !

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 01-21-2018

so lucas should be worried about headbutts?

Comment by OctoberRed on 01-21-2018

[QUOTE=TheUntouchable;18425163]Srisaket Sister Rungvisai? Are you serious? And "Tewa Kiram" isn't even know under that name in Thailand, why do you try use the proper name for Srisaket but failed with "Kiram" aka Teerachai Sithmorseng? I guess boxrec is to blame…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Luis Ortiz Has Been Tested Seven Times for PEDs by VADA, NYSAC Patrick Teixeira vs. Davi Eliasquevici in April for WBO Latino Belt Granat To Train at Kronk With Banks, Tony Yoka Back on April 7 Hearn: If Joshua, Miller Win, They'll Fight in August at Barclays Katie Taylor Vows To Steal The Show at Barclays Center Photos: Callum Smith, Nieky Holzken - Go Face To Face at Workouts Andy Lee Announces His Retirement From Boxing Saunders: Eubank Jr. is Never, Ever Going To Be a World Beater! Wilder: I've Been Calling Out Anthony Joshua For Almost 2 Years! Bradley Skeete vs. Kerman Lejarraga For EBU Belt on March 24 Frederik Hede Jensen Set For Next Fight on March 10 Mikhalkin: It Was Inevitable For Me and Sergey Kovalev To Fight Duva Expects Good Crowd on Night of Competing Cards in NY Alexander Manager: After Robbery - We Want Danny Garcia Next! Rios Hopes 'I Don’t Get Back Down to F***ing Gutter' After Loss Abel Sanchez: Golovkin Turned 'Runner' Canelo into Mayweather! Lucas Browne: I Want a Good, Bloody Fight Against Whyte! Moses Not Happy With Scores, Wants Rematch With Ray Beltran Holzken Warns Callum Smith: Be Ready, I'm Coming To Beat You! Wilder To Luis Ortiz: I'm Gonna Beat Your Ass, You're Going Down! Mikael Zewski Drops, Decisions Jose de Jesus Macias Callum Smith vs. Nieky Holzken in Play For WBSS Clash Callum Smith To Fight New Opponent, Braehmer Withdraws Thurman: Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia Are Real Salty Right Now! Luis Nery Leaves For Japan, Vows To Knock Yamanaka Out Promoter: Superfly encore will pick up where 'Chocolatito' left off Arum: Pacquiao-Matthysse Can Happen Later, But Not in April Mariana Juarez Continues Run, Retains WBC Belt in Mexico City Chocolatito's Manager Firm on May Return, Rules Out Nietes Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz - The Ball is Already Rolling Linares: I'm Confident That I Can Beat Lomachenko! Juan Francisco Estrada Will Aim To Knock Sor Rungvisai Out Arum: I Really Think Joshua's Chin is Suspect, Parker Could KO Him Ricardo Mayorga Hits Texas To Begin Camp For April Return Kell Brook Admits He Hit 'Rock Bottom' After Spence, GGG Losses Eubank Sr. To Eubank Jr. - The Decision Was The Right Decision Imre Szello Got Revenge on Denis Grachev in Hungary George Groves: Eubank Jr. Should Try Something Else, or Perform WBC Welterweight Tournament - Eight Fighters Announced Frank Warren is Eager To Do Billy Joe Saunders vs. George Groves
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement