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Yota Sato To Face Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on May 3rd

By Miguel Rivera

According to sources in Japan, WBC super flyweight champ Yota Sato (26-2-1, 12 KOs) will make the third defense of the title against former beltholder Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (17-3-1, 16 KOs) in Thailand on May 3. Sato captured the title from Suriyan Sor Rungvisai in March of last year. It should be noted that no Japanese champion has been able to win in Thailand, and that statistic places a lot of pressure on Sato.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kebark on 04-19-2013

Does Yuri Ebihara not count as Japanese for his title defense over Muangchai Kittikasem? I know Ebihara/Arbachakov was a native Russian who was based in Japan but he had claimed a Japanese national title and was based in Japan. In…

Comment by Japanese Boxing on 03-13-2013

Sato will clown this kid, if he doesn't get the KO, he'll get robbed.

Comment by sugar555 on 03-12-2013

he wants to be 1st japanese boxer to defend in thailand successfully

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-12-2013

Sato, a very skilled fighter but is asking 4 it goiing 2 T'land, even w/"neutral" officials...Hard 2 believe a Japanese promoter got outbid on this 1...

Comment by Hougigo on 03-12-2013

Why the hell are you defending in Thailand?

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