Top Fights at Madison Square Garden undercard, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 12 rounds, for Gonzalez’s WBC junior bantamweight title full fight replay, result, recap March 18, 2017.
No losses, Flyweight championship in 2014, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-0, 38 KO) has reeled off four straight wins over Top 10 opponents. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38 KO), also known as Wisaksil Wangek, is the No. 5 Super Flyweight in the world, per TBRB, and challenges Gonzalez for the 115-pound WBC title on March 18 in support of the Middleweight unification between Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs.
Gonzalez has established himself as the pound-for-pound king of boxing for his undefeated ledger across four weight classes. He became the premier Minimumweight on the planet in 2008 by squashing Yutaka Niida; earned the WBA Light Flyweight belt over Manuel “Chango” Vargas three years later; and stopped Akira Yaegashi for the first time ever in 2014 with the undisputed Flyweight title on the line.
Srisaket has managed an impressive run over the last seven years too. The KO artist out of Thailand has picked up 40 wins during that stretch, only losing to the aforementioned Cuadras. He showed off his power, though, nearly folding Cuadras before losing his belt after an accidental head-butt. His last two bouts may have been over debutants but that is just par for the course in Thailand.
He did, however, earn another crack at the WBC strap with a TKO over former title challenger Jose Salgado. Sor Rungvisai also boasts a stoppage over Yota Sato, a Japanese champion who was on quite the run himself, stringing together a 20-fight win streak including a decision over titlist Kokei Kono. The contest marks Chocolatito’s second performance at Madison Square Garden and fourth bout stateside.
This weekend will actually be the Thai’s first time fighting in the United States. He has never won outside of Thailand, dropping forays into Mexico and thrice in Japan.
Roman Gonzalez vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Full Fight Video (replay)