Srisaket Sor Rungvisai to defend WBC belt on Oct 6 in Bangkok
WBC super flyweight champion, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will defend his crown in a special presentation on October 6th, via “ONE Championship.”
At a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by ONE Championship ™ the announcement was made about the ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES card, which will take place at the Impact, Muang Thong Thani Arena in Bangkok, on October 6.
ONE Championship announced its partnership with Nakornloung Promotion to co-promote the fight of local hero Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in the main event of the evening.
The President of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, the world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, the promoter of Nakornloung Promotion, Thainchai Pisitwuttinan and the general director of Petchyindee Academy, Nuttadaj Vachirarattanawong, the vice president of the WBC, General Kovid Bhakdibumi were present at this event.
Chatri Sityodtong, President of ONE Championship, commented: “It is an honor and a pleasure for me to see some of the best Muay Thai and boxing fighters together in this great event. This October, Thailand will be in the eyes of the world enjoying this amazing card.”
General Kovid Bhakdibumi, Vice president of WBC, said: “We are delighted to be working with ONE Championship for this next event in October, and our partnership with a world-class organization such as ONE Championship fulfills our goal of nurturing the legacy of boxing around the world. ONE Championship implemented great initiatives in the development of contact sports in Asia and around the world, we are all excited about this event in Bangkok. “
Thainchai Pisitwuttinan, Promoter of Nakornloung Promotion and Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, said: “Our work in boxing has always been driven by our passion and love, the best part is that we have the opportunity to give opportunities to boxers and their families. Each of them has their own stories, but they are all driven by the same dream: being the world champion, I am happy that our organization and ONE Championship have come together o fulfill a common mission and vision for combat sports athletes. I just can not describe how massive this event will be.”
Nuttadaj Vachirarattanawong, General Director of the Petchyindee Academy commented: “I appreciate ONE Championship’s efforts to boost Muay Thai on a global scale. It is an honor and a privilege to have a partnership with this great martial arts promotion company.”
Thai idol Srisaket Sor Rungvisai said: “I am happy and honored to participate in this historic event, I was at a ONE Championship event in Bangkok earlier this year, and it left me amazed with its production. I would also like to thank everyone who made this possible, with ONE Championship opening its doors so that athletes like me can show our talent means a lot. This is a new challenge, and I love them all. I am eager to defend my Green and Gold world title. “