Hailing from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, Iran “MagniKO” Diaz, 28, is set to challenge Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, of Thailand for the World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Championship. They will headline “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018.
“Actually, there is no pressure coming into this fight,” Diaz stated. “The only pressure is my eagerness to win.”
For Diaz, his upcoming bout against Sor Rungvisai is “without a doubt the biggest fight” in his time as a professional boxer but he believes, he has enough experience and technical knowledge to deal with his Thai opponent’s particular style. The Ciudad Obregon native stated, “I have faced very strong opponents in the past, and I know how to deal with adversity.”
Sor Rungvisai has beaten the likes of Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada. Sharing the ring with a hometown hero the Thai boxing champ, Diaz is confident that he could pull off the improbable upset in the first world title contest of his boxing career at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.”
Diaz is getting all the assistance that he can get in order to be victorious against Sor Rungvisai at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.” The Mexican boxer has acquired the services of Juan Manuel Marquez as his adviser and tapping Juan Francisco Estrada as one of his training partners.
“This opportunity is a big one for me in my career” Diaz declared. “I am facing one of the toughest boxers in the world now, pound-for-pound. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is aggressive and strong, but so am I.”
The Ciudad Obregon native will be wrapping off his training camp at the fabled Romanza Gym of Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain. Located in Mexico City, the gym is a home to a number of famous Mexican pugilists such as Marquez, Jorge Arce, Jhonny Gonzalez and Rey Vargas, to name a few.
“I am continuing to sharpen my skills for the big fight,” Diaz said. “I’m working very hard with my team to score the biggest upset of my career.”
“I am here to make history,” the Mexican boxer added. “After October 6th, the whole world will remember my name.”
Here is a “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” teaser: