Located in Bangkok, Thailand, Nakornloung Promotion Gym played host to the “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” open workout on August 28, 2018. It featured the face-off of Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, of Thailand, who is set to defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Flyweight World Title from Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz of Mexico.
Signed with Nakornloung Promotion, Sor Rungvisai has been competing professionally since 2009 and won the prestigious WBC Super Flyweight World Title twice. Holding a professional record of 46 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw with 41 knockouts, he is ranked number 5 on the pound-for-pound best boxers list of Boxrec.com and number 7 on The Ring Magazine’s rankings.
After regaining the WBC Super Flyweight World Title in March 2017, Sor Rungvisai successfully defended it two times. His upcoming bout against Diaz will be the main event of “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes,” which will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on October 6, 2018.
This will be the first ever boxing match to grace the five-rope ONE Championship ring, which was recently approved by the WBC. Measuring an external dimension of 28 feet by 28 feet and an internal dimension is 24 feet by 24 feet, the ring made its debut in the Philippines in April 2018.
Sharing the historic boxing event in ONE Championship is Diaz, who is one of the fastest rising talents in Mexican boxing. Born and raised in a country known for its passionate love for pugilism, he holds a professional record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws with 6 knockouts to his name.
The “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” open workout was attended by Thai ONE Championship athletes Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige, Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai and Petchmorrakot Wor. Sangprapai. ONE Championship vice president for public relations and communications Loren Mack and Nakornloung Promotion promoter Thainchai Pisitwuttinan also graced the event.
Here is a teaser of the “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” boxing bout between Sor Rungvisai and Diaz featuring Pisitwuttinan, Ishige and ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, among others :