Suriyan Sor Rungvisai

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Suriyan Sor Rungvisai
สุริยัน ศ.รุ่งวิสัย
Statistics
Real name Suriyan Kaiganha
(สุริยัน ไขกัญหา)
Nickname(s) cêā h̄nū xạcc̄hriya (เจ้าหนูอัจฉริยะ)
"The Smart Kid"[1]
Sun Wukong (หงอคง)[2]
Rated at Flyweight
Super flyweight
Bantamweight
Height 161 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Nationality Thai
Born (1989-03-02) March 2, 1989 (age 28)
Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand
Stance orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 54
Wins 45
Wins by KO 23
Losses 8
Draws 1
No contests 0

Suriyan Sor Rungvisai (born Suriyan Kaiganha, March 2, 1989) is a Thai professional boxer in the super flyweight division. He is the former WBC super flyweight champion.[3]

Early Life and Career[edit]

Suriyan started his career in Muay Thai at the age of seven. He made his professional boxing debut at the age of 16, beating Yoddoi Sithsoei by decision. Early in his career, he fought for several regional titles, winning the WBO Asia Pacific Youth Light Flyweight Title, and the WBC Asian Boxing Council Flyweight Title, twice. Notable fights, during this time, include a points decision victory against future WBA super flyweight champion Tepparith Singwancha.[4][5]

He is part of Nakhornluang Boxing Promotions under Suchart Pisitwuttinan, the manager of two former WBC world champions (Veeraphol "Death Mask" Sahaprom and Sirimongkol Singwangcha).

On October 18, 2010, he got his first world title shot against the Thai WBC, lineal, and The Ring flyweight world champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. The fight was competitive; Rungvisai used his superior speed to trouble the more experienced Wonjongjongkam, winning some of the early and middle rounds, but lost a point in the eight round for an unintentional clash of heads. Wonjongkam was able to close the fight stronger against Rungvisai, winning by a very close unanimous decision. The judges had the fight 115-114, 115-112, 114-113, all for Wonjongkam.[6][7]

On August 19, 2011, he successfully dethroned Mexican Tomas Rojas with a unanimous decision victory, to capture WBC super flyweight title at Srisaket, Thailand. Despite giving up 5 inches in height to Rojas,Rungvisai is 5'3 and Rojas is 5'8, Rungvisai was able to use his superior speed to land combinations, to win many of the early and middle rounds. Rojas however was able to win the later rounds through increased activity and inside fighting. Rungvisai won by unanimous decision, the judges had the fight 115-114, 116-112 and 117-111, all for Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, becoming the 43rd Thai fighter to gain a major world boxing title.[3][8]

Rungvisai won his first title defense against, former two-time WBA super flyweight champion Nobuo Nashiro of Japan, winning a unanimous decision, with scores of 115-113, 119-109, and 116-113.[9]

On March 27, 2012, he lost his title to Yota "Magic Box" Sato in Tokyo, Japan.

On October 22, 2014, he lost to Shinsuke Yamanaka for WBC bantamweight class at Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan, losing with a unanimous decision, with scores of 114-110, 116-108, and 115-109.[2]

On April 30, 2016, he lost to Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno for silver belt champion at WBC bantamweight class in Panama City.[10]

Professional boxing record[edit]

45 Wins (23 Knockouts), 8 Losses, 1 Draws[11]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 46-8 Panama Anselmo Moreno UD 12 2016-04-30 Panama Arena Roberto Duran, Panama City, Panama For vacant WBC silver bantamweight title.
Loss 37-7 Japan Shinsuke Yamanaka UD 12 2014-10-22 Japan Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan For WBC bantamweight title.
Loss 20-5 Japan Yota Sato UD 12 2012-03-27 Japan Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Lost WBC super flyweight title.
Win 20-4 Japan Nobuo Nashiro UD 12 2011-11-04 Thailand National Stadium Gymnasium, Bangkok, Thailand Retained WBC super flyweight title.
Win 19-4 Mexico Tomas Rojas UD 12 2011-08-19 Thailand Khunmuangsri Stadium, Mueang Sisaket District, Sisaket Province, Thailand Won WBC super flyweight title.
Win 18-4 Indonesia Boido Simanjuntak TKO 5 (6), 2:26 2011-06-14 Thailand Bangphonua, Patumthanee, Thailand
Win 17-4 Indonesia Little Roseman TKO 3 (6) 2011-04-12 Thailand Mai Khao Beach, Phuket Province, Thailand
Win 16-4 Philippines Javier Malulan KO 5 (6), 1:10 2011-03-03 Thailand Prasamutjaedee, Samut Prakan Province, Thailand
Win 15-4 Japan Takashi Kunishige UD 12 2010-12-24 Thailand Rajabhat Srisaket University, Sisaket Province, Thailand For vacant WBC Asian Boxing Council flyweight title
Loss 14-4 Thailand Pongsaklek Wonjongkam UD 12 2010-10-08 Thailand Mueang Sisaket District, Sisaket Province, Thailand For WBC and The Ring flyweight world titles

Other names[edit]

  • Suriyan Por Chokchai (สุริยัน ป.โชคชัย)
  • Suriyan Nakhornluang Promotion (สุริยัน นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น)
  • Saensaknoi Or Muang Klaeng (แสนศักดิ์น้อย อ.เมืองแกลง)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "สุริยัน!เสียแชมป์พลาดท่าพ่ายแต้มซาโตะ". siamsport (in Thai). March 27, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "สุริยันสู้เต็มที่พ่ายยุ่นชวดกระชากแชมป์WBC". siamsport (in Thai). October 22, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Simakajornboon, Damrong. "Suriyan-Rojas Full Report". Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Wainwright, Anson. "Suriyan Sor Rungvisai: "I am not afraid of anyone at super flyweight."". Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Suriyan Por Chokchai". Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Gonzalez, Jhonny. "Pongsaklek Wonjongkam Barely Beats Chokchai to Retain". Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Turner, Julian. "Pongsaklek retains crown Champ outpoints Suriyan in thriller". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Costa, Carlos. "Sor Rungvisai Shocks Tomas Rojas, Win WBC Crown". Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Simakajornboon, Damrong. "Suriyan keeps WBC crown". Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "สุริยันถึงไทยแล้วขอโทษแฟนมวยที่ชกพ่ายโมเรโน่". siamsport (in Thai). May 3, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Suriyan Sor Rungvisai Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com. 

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Preceded by
Tomás Rojas
WBC Super Flyweight Champion
August 19, 2011 – March 27, 2012
Succeeded by
Yota Sato