Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Srisaket Knocks Out Yota Sato, Becomes the WBC Champ

By Carlos Costa

In an intense fight, Thailand slugger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (19-3-1, 18 KO's) became the new WBC Super Flyweight world champion by knocking out Japanese beltholder Yota Sato (26-3-1, 12 KO's) on Friday (May 3) at Stadium Khonmuangsri in the northeastern city of Si Sa Ket, Kingdom of Thailand.

From the start of actions, the aggressive Srisaket harassed the taller Japanese boxer, who tried to respond by using his jab and speedy boxing in an attempt to confuse the stalking Thai challenger, but Srisaket at no moment slowed down the mortifying pressure.

The dramatic end came in the eight stanza. Srisaket viciously hammered Yota Sato with power shots hurting the retrieving Japanese fighter while forcing experienced Italian referee Guido Cavalleri to halt the onslaught by waving the technical knockout call at the 1:23 minute mark.

"What a fight! It was a war between two fighters of honor. Sato did not wanted to lose. Each round was toe-to-toe action till Srisaket overpowered Sato in the eighth," commented young promoter Pisitwuttinan Thainchai who at age 24 successfully ccompleted his world championship bout.

It was a thrilling victory for the 26-year-old new WBC world champ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

For the dethroned Yota Sato, it will be a sad trip back to Japan. It was the first time in his life that the skilled Sato got punished so severely.

With Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s triumph, the Kingdom of Thailand - a world power in muay thai combat - returns to having a world champion in boxing.

UNDERCARDS RESULTS

In an interesting non-title bantamweight clash, unheralded Filipino Jilo Merlin (13-16-2, 2 KO’s) of Agusan del Sur lost by points to world-ranked former WBC world champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (26-5-1, 10 KO’s) of Thailand.

Also, 21-year-old Thai Nawaphon Por Chokchai prescribed an effective knockout to Filipino journeyman Rodel Tejares (20-27-4, 5 KO’s) of Bukidnon. Time was 1:13 of the second round.

In a clash between Thais, WBC world-ranked bantamweight Yodchanchai Nakornloung (20-3, 16 KO’s) scored a unanimous decision win over underdog Yodpichai Sithsaithong (9-11, 3 KO’s)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 05-04-2013

[QUOTE=komandante;13322756]DON'T KNOW WHY Thailand keeps on fighting Filipino boxers with records of more losses than wins to make it look better for their faded records. :gives:[/QUOTE] I don't know why 40 fight veterans fight people making their debuts. Thailand is....…

Comment by komandante on 05-04-2013

DON'T KNOW WHY Thailand keeps on fighting Filipino boxers with records of more losses than wins to make it look better for their faded records. :gives:

Comment by teddycanyon on 05-03-2013

with these Japanese fighters it seems like every time they lose home-field advantage they lose or get stopped. SMH at boxrec for ranking Sato and company too high.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Photos: Anthony Joshua, Eric Molina Hold Open Workouts Joe Smith Jr.: I'll Finish Off What Kovalev Started, KO Hopkins Bellew To Haye: Forget Joshua, You Are Getting Knocked Out! Klitschko vs. Joshua: Wladimir Embraces 80,000 at Wembley Lucian Bute vs. Eleider Alvarez Set For February 25, Quebec Holyfield, Barrera, Tapia Officially Announced For IBHOF Class Shakur Stevenson To Be Managed By James Prince, Andre Ward Antonio Vargas Making Pro Moves, Inks Managerial Deal Photos: Erik Skoglund, Timy Shala - Face To Face at Final Presser Abner Mares Addresses His 15-Month Layoff Entering Cuellar Fight Ellerbe Confident: On Jan. 14 We Come Back With Three Titles! Trainer: Lara Wants Bigger Fights, But Must Take Care of Family Wilder: Molina Might Be 'Bipolar,' But Has Heart to Upset Joshua Chisora, Whyte - Both Promise a Vicious Knockout Ending Tommy Ward, Super-Bantamweight, Inks Frank Warren Deal Haye: Right Now, I'd Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Three Rounds! Blackledge: Callum Smith Won't Make it To DeGale-Jack Winner Photos: Bernard Hopkins Clowns Media With 'Old Man' Disguise UFC Prez Makes it Clear That NO Approval For McGregor Boxing! Jeff Horn Could Land Bradley or Vargas, Says Bob Arum Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Returns To His Roots For His Last Career Stand De La Hoya: I Think Hopkins Did Better Than Ward Against Kovalev Photos: Top Rank, Duco Presser To Announce Joseph Parker Deal Freddie Roach: I'm Confident Cuellar Beats Mares - By Knockout Too Joseph Parker Will Be Promoted By Top Rank in America, China Photos: Bernard Hopkins Putting in Work For Final Career Fight Ward-Kovalev: $3.3 Million Live Gate From 10,066 Tickets Sold Abel Sanchez: Andy Ruiz Ready For 50-50 Fight With Joseph Parker Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Putting in Work For Ring Return Claudio Marrero Eager For Zambrano Clash as Purse Bid Looms McGregor: I Was Minding My Business, Mayweather Called Me Out Erik Skoglund Will Have a Familiar Head Trainer in His Corner Andy Ruiz on Parker: When Bell Rings, I'm Going Into Beast Mode! Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade Purse Bid on December 15 Abner Mares: I'll Prove I'm Still Elite, That I Can Make a Big Bang Anthony Joshua Could Fight in Nigeria For Right Price, Says Hearn Brook Mentions Spence, But Talks Thurman-Garcia, Pacquiao Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand Frampton: Santa Cruz Can't Be Busier or Better in Our Rematch Jason Sosa Relfects on Memorable 2016 Run, Maps Out Future
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement