By Thainchai Pisitwuttinan and Damrong Simakajornboon
WBC#6 bantamweight Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai (44-1-1, 34 KOs) is set to face a former WBC world champion Sonny Boy Jaro (45-14-5, 32 KOs) this Saturday at Workpoint Studio, Thailand. The fight will be for Nawaphon’s WBC Asia bantamweight title.
Earlier in his career, Nawaphon fought and got a draw against a former WBC champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai before they became close stablemates later in their careers.
After his only loss against Juan Hernandez Navarrete in a WBC flyweight world title fight, Nawaphon has been on an eight-fight winning streak with six KO wins. His most notable victory was an impressive KO win last year against Amnat Ruenroeng, a former IBF world champion. Nawaphon also beat Richard Claveras, a former world title challenger, by TKO in November last year.
“A fight against Sonny Boy Jaro this Saturday is going to be one of the most important fights in my life. Jaro is a highly experienced fighter, and he is very well respected in Thailand for his KO win against Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. It is going to be a difficult fight, but I am confident I will beat him convincingly. This is very important to me as I hope to climb up the world ranking quickly to get a shot at the World title as soon as possible. It will also be my great honor that the fight will be shown on DAZN USA. This is a great opportunity for me to show boxing fans in the USA my skills and fighting spirit,” Nawaphon stated.
Sonny Boy Jaro is a former WBC world champion. His most notable victory was against Thai legend Pongsaklek Wonjongkam by round 6 TKO in Thailand. He is well known for his destructive knockout power. Since 2014, he has won 11 out of his 12 fights, 8 of them by KO.
Nawaphon Sor Rungvisai vs Sonny Boy Jaro will be the main event of the WP Boxing series program on March 18th, which will be broadcast live on DAZN USA in the United States from 4AM Eastern Time/ 1AM Pacific time.