Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, of Thailand will defend his World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Champion belt from Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz, 28, of Mexico on October 6, 2018 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. They will headline “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.”
On August 28, 2018, Sor Rungvisai and Diaz were the marquee figures at the “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” open workout in Bangkok, which was attended by hundreds of both local and international media. Also present during the event was Loren Mack, ONE Championship’s Vice President for Public Relations and Communications.
“This bout will certainly leave an indelible legacy in well-entrenched boxing scene,” Mack declared. “Expect an epic action on 6th of October because this will be the biggest Asian boxing match in 2018.”
In line with ONE Championship’s strategy of developing local and homegrown athletes, the promotion ventured and scouted talents in new markets like Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, India, Vietnam, China and Russia. It has also searched athlete from untapped areas of the Middle East.
“Boxing has a great and rich history,” Mack stated. “Celebrated boxers like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao have contributed to the growth of the sport that is celebrated around the world. ONE Championship will not just let this larger-than-life contributions to go in vain.”
For Sor Rungvisai, his upcoming title defense “is going to be a very exciting fight.” He said, “I can’t wait to climb into the ring again and showcase my talent in front of the whole world.”
Sor Rungvisai’s challenger at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” is one of the fastest rising talents in today’s boxing scene of Mexico, a country known for its passionate adulation for pugilism. Holding a professional record of 14-2-3 with six knockouts, Diaz’s most notable victories have come at the expense of dangerous former world champions Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and Luis Concepcion.
Diaz seeks to accomplish the feat of becoming Mexico’s 187th world titleholder in boxing. He is looking to follow in the footsteps of Mexican boxing legends such as Ricardo Lopez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez and Julio Cesar Chavez.
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