Challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KOs) is very confident of beating undefeated WBC super flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KOs) when the two of them square off in the co-feature bout on the Gennady Golovkin vs. Danny Jacobs card on March 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Rungvisa, who comes from Thailand, has been waiting for a title shot after losing to Carlos Cuadras a few years ago. Rungvisai says that he wasn’t hurt by Cuadras, and he noticed that the Mexican fighter was able to hurt Gonzalez in their fight last year. Rungvisai believes that his power will be more than enough to get Gonzalez out of there inside the distance.
Boxing fans are excited about the Gonzalez vs. Rungvisai match being added to the Golovkin-Jacobs card. This is a good competitive fight on paper, and it’s nice test for both guys. Gonzalez moved up in weight last year from the flyweight division, and he had a really tough time in beating Cuadras.
This new weight class is a lot tougher than the two previous ones that Gonzalez has won titles. He’s not going to be able to dominate like he did before without taking a lot of heavy punishment. Gonzalez appears to have his mind made up about him wanting to stay in this weight class. He might end up living to regret his decision in staying at this weight, because he doesn’t have the size or the power to dominate like before.
“I respect Roman Gonzalez. He is a legend,” said Rungvisai. “He has done great things for boxing, especially by showing the world how talented and exciting smaller weight fighters can be. I am happy for Nicaragua to have such a great hero. However, super flyweight is MY weight. And the WBC super flyweight world title belt is MY belt. I will do whatever it takes to win MY belt back, and I am confident I can do it. I was able to hurt Carlos Cuadras in the way that Gonzalez could not. Cuadras did not hurt me when we fought but he hurt Gonzalez throughout their fight last year. I am confident I can beat Roman Gonzalez. And the fight will not go twelve rounds.”