Sor Rungvisai, Diaz make weight for ONE middleweight title bout
There won’t be any weight issues for WBC World super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and challenger Iran Diaz as they both made the weight ahead of their title fight in ONE: Kingdom of Heroes on Saturday at Impact Arena in Bangkok.
Sor Rungvisai tipped the scales at 114.6 lbs, well within the 115-lb limit for the super flyweight division, while Diaz weighed in at 114.8 lbs.
The boxing match will be the main event in the MMA promotion’s Bangkok card that will see ONE Super Series Kickboxing Atomweight World champion Kai Ting defend her title against ONE Super Series debutant Stamp Fairtex.
Sor Rungvisai (46-4-1) promised to end the fight without relying on the judges’ scorecards.
“I feel very strong and I have trained very hard for this. I am definitely looking to finish him within the distance. This will not go to a judges’ decision,” said Sor Rungvisai, who carries a 19-fight winning streak with 16 of those ending in knockouts.
“Everyone who knows me knows what I bring to the table. They all know how I fight. Everytime I step into the ring, my mind is always thinking knockout. This time will be no different,” added the 31-year-old Thai champion.
Diaz (14-2-3), who is coming off a draw in his previous fight against Adolfo Castillo, said he’ll bring WBC’s green belt back with him to his native Mexico and disappoint the Thai fanbase.
“This is the biggest opportunity of my career, and I have worked extremely hard in camp preparing for it. Srisaket is a great champion, and he is well-loved by his people. But I’m coming in here looking to seize the moment. This is my time to shine. I have the best team in my corner. They have helped get me ready to capture the gold,” said Diaz who’ll be fighting in his first World title fight.
“I feel so strong and ready. Making weight was no problem for me. I have one thing on my agenda, and that’s to take the belt back home to Mexico,” added the Mexican challenger.