Advertisement
Advertisement

Yota Sato, Srisaket Ready For WBC World Title Showdown

By Carlos Costa

WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Yota Sato (26-2-1, 12 KO’s) of Japan and Thailand challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (18-3-1, 17 KO’s) weighted-in 115 lbs in their first try at the scale, clearing the way for their world title clash tomorrow at Khonmuangsri Stadium in the northeastern city of Si Sa Ket, Kingdom of Thailand.

WBC officials in charge are: referee: Guido Cavalleri of Italy. Judges: José Juan Guerra of México, Jesse Reyes of Texas and John McKaie of New York. Fight supervisor is Alberto León of New Mexico, USA.

The 26-year-old hard-swinging Thailander Srisaket Sor Rungvisao is WBC No. 8, while the taller and faster Yota Sato, 29, has been world champ over a year, making tomorrow the third defense of the world crown he grabbed from Suriyan Sor Rungvisai at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.

Minutes before the weight-in, the fighters successfully passed the medical check-up, Srisaket boasting a pulse rate of 42 bpm, while the Japanese world champion Yota Sato had 41 bpm.

The fight card is a presentation of 24-year-old Thai promoter Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, the youngest man to organize and promote a boxing world championship fight.

UNDERCARDS: FILIPINOS VS THAIS

The preliminary fights will be festivals of knuckle between Filipino and Thai warriors, mixing it up in non-title international combats.

In the first one, undefeated 21-year-old Thailander Nawapol Sor Rungvisai (13-0, 10 KO’s) battles Filipino journeyman Rodel Tejares (20-26-4, 5 KO’s) of Kadingilan, Bukidnon.

Nawapol made 114.4 lbs (52 kgs), while the 28-year-old Tejares tipped the scale at 113.3 (51.5 kgs).

In addition, 24-year-old Filipino Jilo Merlin (13-15-2, 2 KO’s) of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur faces WBC No. 3 former WBC Super Flyweight World champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (25-5-1, 10 KO’s) in a 6-rounder in the bantamweight division.

Jilo Merlin weighted-in 121. 4 lbs (55.2 kgs), as the former champ Suriyan made 120.5 lbs (54.8 kgs).

In another clash, WBC No. 12 bantamweight Yodcharnchai Nakornloung (19-3, 16 KO’s) scaled-in 119.2 lbs (54.2 kg) for his battle with fellow Thai Yodpichai Or Kittima, who made 118.8 lbs (54 kg).

The Yota Sato-Srisaket Sor Rungvisa rumble for the WBC Super Flyweight World Title will be in the afternoon hours in Thailand (a new for Yota Sato who is used to fight in the evenings) and is scheduled to be broadcast LIVE in Thailand and Japan.

Tags: Yota Sato image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Video: Gilberto Ramirez Talks Crawford vs. Postol, More Crawford: Postol Did NOT Want To Fight or Exchange, He Ran Video: Viktor Postol Explains His Defeat To Terence Crawford Ryota Murata Wants Billy Joe Saunders Title Shot Delvin Rodriguez Gets Close Decision Over Shawn Cameron Tim Bradley on Amir Khan's MMA Move - "He's a Clown!" Video: Terence Crawford Talks Postol Victory, Strategy, More Roach: Crawford's Speed Was Too Much, We Needed a KO Jessie Vargas, Jose Benavidez Trade Words - Fight Looming? Brandon Figueroa Admits Sluggish Performance, Plans Brief Rest Video: Nonito Doniare on Pacquiao-Crawford, Postol, More Video: Sulaiman on Crawford, Amir Khan, Chocolatito, Wilder Video: Tim Bradley on Pacquiao-Crawford, Coming Back, More Marcos Maidana Noncommittal on Ring Return Photos: Oscar Valdez Demolishes Rueda For First World Title Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Joe Smith Jr. WBC Eliminator in Play Photos: Crawford Dominates Postol To Unify - HUGE Gallery Postol: I Tried To Make an Exciting Fight, Crawford Was Running Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green Rematch Inching Closer Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement