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Photos: Sor Rungvisai Gets Hero's Welcome - With Grilled Rat

Last Saturday night, World Boxing Council (WBC) super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand defended his crown for the second time with a twelve round majority decision over mandatory challenger Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico.

The fight headlined a big night as part of the HBO televised event, SuperFly 2, that promoter Tom Loeffler of 360 Promotions organized at The Forum of Inglewood, in Los Angeles, California.

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Rungvisai was received as a hero in Thailand and upon his arrival at the airport, his mother, Nurat Wang-ek, was waiting for him with his favorite foods, which included succulent dishes such as grilled rat, fried pigeons and red ants with rice.

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The Thai champion revealed that he was subjected to a very strict diet and had even to lose at least 2 pounds the night before weigh-in. So he was very happy to be received at the airport with his favorite delicacies.

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Regarding the possibility of a second fight with Estrada, the champion said - "I can challenge a rematch whenever I want. I'll make him look worse and probably even knock him out," Rungvisai told The Nation in Thailand.

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Also, on Tuesday it was reported that, according to "Nielsen Media Research," the battle between Rungvisai and Estrada attracted a maximum peak audience of 753,000 viewers and an average of 639,000 viewers, on HBO in the United States.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Strategic1 on 03-02-2018

Hmmm steak?... Hell naw..seasoned grilled rats please.

Comment by HandsofIron on 03-02-2018

Breakfast of Champions.

Comment by revelated on 03-01-2018

Performance Enhancing Rodents.

Comment by komandante on 03-01-2018

Let's do Rungvisai v Ancajas or Sultan. :boxing:

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-01-2018

Red ants with rice sounds intriguing. I would try that dish.

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