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Srisaket Sor Rungvisai upsets Roman Gonzalez

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18
Mar

Underdog Srisaket Sor Rungvisai upset Roman Gonzalez by a majority decision to win the WBC junior bantamweight title in a brutal fight on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Jacobs card Saturday in New York City.

Sor Rungvisai (42-4-1, 38 knockouts) put Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KOs) down with a body shot in the first round and never stopped throwing punches, which apparently swayed the judges. Gonzalez, a bloody mess most of the fight because of two cuts, seemed to land the cleaner shots and had a big advantage in CompuBox stats yet felt short on the cards.

The judges scored it 113-113, 114-112 and 114-112. Sor Runvisai lost a point for head butting, another obstacle with which Gonzalez had to contend.

According to CompuBox, Gonzalez outlanded Sor Rungvisai 441 (of 1,014) to 284 (of 940) overall. Gonzalez also had an edge in power punches, 372 to 277.

Gonzalez entered the fight as THE RING’s No. 1 fighter pound for pound.

A full report will follow shortly.

 

  • Immanuel Sueken

    Great fight, Runsivai is a bull.

  • Mitchell Nelms

    Gonzalez is a fucking warrior. The dude got up from a knockdown and sustained 2 bad cuts from headbutts and still outworked his much bigger opponent. I’m not a fan of the decision, but it is what it is.

    • Julius Kent

      He lost. His opponent never stopped punching. That guy is a machine.

      • Mitchell Nelms

        Gonzalez threw more and landed more, I guess the judges were scoring the grunts.

        • Julius Kent

          You throw 10 punches and I’ll throw 5 but if my punches are stronger, you’ll lose. I am rooting for gonzales but he clearly lost.

          • Chris Stans

            A lot of Sor punches hit arms tho

          • Julius Kent

            The blood on Gonzales face swayed the judges and Gonzales looked tired and beaten during those last rounds except the last when his opponent danced most of the time making Gonzales looked like he has to fight to win.

          • Suk me dong

            At the end Gonzalez looked sore.

          • maxx

            I beg to differ Julio.

          • Julius Kent

            Did you not notice how tired and weak Gonzales looked compared to the Thai in those last rounds? Whatever it is, Gonzales and GGG were exposed tonight.

          • maxx

            I have to disagree with you Julius, in the final round Gonzalez fought like a man on fire, he outworked and clearly outlanded the Thai fighter who basically ran,,,,in regards to GGG I agree with you to an extent and finally we can watch the big fight between GGG and Canelo that you have so eagerly been awaiting.Kudos Julius and good to see you back.

          • Julius Kent

            Gonzales the pound for pound no.1 and champ vs this nobody? And this nobody won? Trust me, this must be a robbery. But it aint.

          • maxx

            This guy was not a nobody, he had an excellent knockout ratio and had only lost to Cuadras on a technicality,,,,,,what is apparent though, is that Gonzalez is not as effective at this higher weight.Kudos

          • ceylon mooney

            true that, but this dide is one tough mother.

          • Julius Kent

            He is compared to Gonzales. Pound for pound no. 1 and champ. Where is this guy ranked at pound for pound?

          • maxx

            He was not P4P material yet a dangerous pugilist.Kudos

          • Mitchell Nelms

            Tell us, how many fighters can Gonzalez face if he were to face only p4p fighters?

          • Julius Kent

            The Thai was not ranked and he lost. Just imagine if he fought another pound for pound ranked boxer.

          • Mitchell Nelms

            Like who? Tell me which p4p boxer is close to his weight.

          • Julius Kent

            The pound for pound was created exactly because we want to assess as to who the better fighters are regardless of weight class. I’ll say based on the ring’s pound for pound rating, Crawford, Loma, Rigo and probably Inoue will slap his @ss. The mentioned boxers are smart and elite boxers.

          • Mitchell Nelms

            You said “Where is this guy ranked in the p4p”, and I say to you, there are no pound for pound boxers at or around his weight. Unless the list has changed and I didn’t notice it. Rungvisai is top 5 boxer in his class. Gonzalez has moved up two divisions and beat the top fighters, it is impossible to determine who’ll win between Gonzalez and Crawford because they’ll never face each other. Trying to figure out who would win between the two is like pissing into the wind, pointless and messy.

            I like to debate, but needless argument isn’t my thing. You seem to want to argue for the sake of arguing, and I won’t do it.

          • Julius Kent

            I called the fearless Thai a nobody compared to Gonzales and that’s where the chicken started to cross the road.

            Inoue is no. 10 and he is a super flyweight. Yamanaka is at no.9 and a bantamweight. Both are champions. Rungvisai is nowhere near the top ten and was not a champ.

            I gave you facts mitch, check again.

            And again, pound for pound ranking was created because… never mind.

          • Mitchell Nelms

            I see, he fought a tough sob and lost a controverdial decision to a bantamweight ranked number 4 in a good division after rising two weight divisions. Now, what exactly is your point? He’s not good enough for you because he took the bad end of a controversial decision? Guess what, our opinions only matter to us. Calling other fighters “nobodies” to prove a point is a tactic that is used by Larry Connor. Are you like Larry? No, you’re better than that.

          • Julius Kent

            He was a nobody compared to Gonzales, a top pound for pound undefeated champion Mitch. The Thai is not a nobody now though. And my point is, Gonzales lost and he could lose again to a smart and elite boxer.

          • Mitchell Nelms

            You said “Where is this guy ranked in the p4p”, and I say to you, there are no pound for pound boxers at or around his weight. Unless the list has changed and I didn’t notice it. Rungvisai is top 5 boxer in his class. Gonzalez has moved up two divisions and beat the top fighters, it is impossible to determine who’ll win between Gonzalez and Crawford because they’ll never face each other. Trying to figure out who would win between the two is like pissing into the wind, pointless and messy.

            I like to debate, but needless argument isn’t my thing. You seem to want to argue for the sake of arguing, and I won’t do it.

          • Mitchell Nelms

            I like Julio better.

          • Skyler

            I think that’s because Roman was about to pass out from blood loss lol holy crap

          • ricardo granizo

            Gonzales may did look tire, but ask yourself why? He fighted most of the fight with two big cuts that where bleeding profoundly. Due to that, his vision was not as good. You try to do that and will see how you feel. Of course it was normal for him to look tire. But that should not be a reason for him to lost the fight. If we could reverse the scenario and have the thai guy with those cuts, Gonzales would have heaten him alive. But regarless, Gonzales conected the most and hardes punches. See the statistics. He demostrated what a good champion is made of, there is no question about it. I honestly believe that Gonzalez won the fight, period!!

          • ceylon mooney

            huh? he landed more
            shots, and they landed much cleaner and just as strong.

          • Julius Kent

            I am the Thai in that example.

          • Mitchell Nelms

            Gonzalez was ripping him with brutal shots, his size is what kept him up and going. Gonzalez needs to drop down a division and stay there, he’s far too small to stay where he is.

          • Julius Kent

            He was a well oiled machine in there but his punches were not doing anything to the Thai who keep on punching. Gonzales looked like a car with an automatic transmission. The Thai a muscle car who crossed the finishing line first on third gear.

          • Mariano Alonso

            Gonzalez hitted stronger all the night. Fuck that judged.

          • Mariano Alonso

            Gonzalez hitted stronger all the night. Fuck that judged.

      • ceylon mooney

        and gonzales never stopped outlanding

        • Julius Kent

          Don’t forget the knockdown though and I was rooting for Gonzales but dude, he lost. The Thai look fresh and Gonzales a mess. Watch it again. Gonzales in some rounds was bullied.

          • ceylon mooney

            sure. i saw a very clear victory for gonzales. u dont score on backin someone up using your legs.

            head butts dont add to your score.

          • Julius Kent

            Whatever dude. We both saw the fight and for a nobody to beat a pound for pound no.1 and champ this must indeed be a robbery. There will be no outcry. Trust me.

          • ceylon mooney

            that nobody was ranked 4 i think. bad mother too.

          • Julius Kent

            Still a nobody compared to Gonzales.

          • ceylon mooney

            true that

    • maxx

      Agreed Mitch, I thought Gonzalez pulled it out in the last 2 rounds, what a tremendous warrior he is, I think the judges ruined a potential superfight between him and the Japanese kid who is an absolute killer…….GGG got somewhat exposed tonight, I felt he lost the fight, I am sure Alvarez will take him on in September and even more sure that Tommy Hearns and Gerald McCLellan would have bested him.Kudos Mitch

      • Mitchell Nelms

        Don’t say exposed Maxx! I hate that word. It was really close, both fights. I thought Jacobs won by a point.

        • maxx

          LOL,,I also thought Jacobs won, but in all honesty I expected more from GGG.Kudos Mitch

          • Mitchell Nelms

            Same, that version of Golovkin would’ve lost to the best version of Sergio Martinez. He didn’t go to the body as frequently as he should have and I truly believe Jacob’s body work mid way through set up the tempo for the rest of the fight.

          • maxx

            You are probably right, Martinez was a slippery as they come and faster than Jacobs.Kudos

          • booyahcah29

            Agree. Thought the same thing. A prime sergio would have countered him and beaten him to the jab for a lot of the fight. Jacobs doesn’t have sergios speed of hand and foot.

        • ceylon mooney

          i dont think exposed. uh uh, but where was plan b when jacobs found his stride?

          • Mitchell Nelms

            I don’t know, he looked tired after 6, eh?

          • ceylon mooney

            yea, and he was in slow motion that last round

      • ceylon mooney

        inoue and rungvisai KILLER fight.

        • maxx

          Inoue annihilates the Thai fighter who will be looking into cashing in on a rematch.Kudos

          • ceylon mooney

            man that dude is tough as shit. i dunno.

          • maxx

            They do not call him the “monster” for nothing.Kudos

          • ceylon mooney

            i meant rungvisai

            but yea inoues
            nickname is well esrned

          • booyahcah29

            His hand issues may be the only reason he doesn’t ko everybody around him.

          • maxx

            A common problem amongst dynamite fisted pugilists.

          • booyahcah29

            If inoue doesn’t outright ko him, the Thai gets beat from pillar to post.

          • maxx

            Totally concur.Kudos

      • Jack Rabbit

        Aw man be careful that Robert guy will block you! Hahaha! I thought the Gonzalez / Thai guy fight was excellent. I think a draw at best. I just can’t understand what happened to 3G in this fight. Jacobs did nothing special and 3G wouldn’t throw. Looks like he was just waiting for the one punch KO.

        • Julius Kent

          Age caught up with him. Here comes Canelo.

          • Jack Rabbit

            Canelo might be scary but not dumb. He maybe figures that 3G is setting a trap or something.

          • Julius Kent

            A trap? He lost this fight and was just lucky he won.

        • ceylon mooney

          definitely saw a diminished golovkin

          • Jack Rabbit

            He just wasn’t himself. Maybe just a bad day at the office.

          • ceylon mooney

            wrong opponent for that. jacobs really
            got it going for a while. showed some damn good discipline at times.

            jacobs is a lot better than i thought he was

          • ceylon mooney

            rematch well deserved. w/o that knockdown draw aint unreasonable

        • maxx

          Too be honest with you I think Jacobs caught him with something that he did not like, besides the switch hitting, the range, the jab and handspeed caused him problems also I felt he was a bit too respectful of Jacobs which caused him to stiffen up and not let his hands go as frequently as we are used to seeing.Kudos

  • ceylon mooney

    another robbery.

    runsivai was great, but still a robbery.

    • Julius Kent

      Gonzales could have won if this was fought in the amateurs.

      • ceylon mooney

        if the scoring were kosher heda won it in the pros.

    • Suk me dong

      You blind. To much gay sex?

      • ceylon mooney

        u sum dùm phûc

        • Suk me dong

          Suk me dong.
          You funny, you can’t spell

    • Mariano Alonso

      big robbery.

    • Mariano Alonso

      big robbery.

    • ronny rath

      u out of your gay mind. u watching the wrong fight. Gonzalez got a boxing lesson.

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  • Trump Gay Hitler.

    I hope Gonzales dont get a rematch since his pussy ass never gave a rematch to Estrada or Cuadras.

    • Dicky Chazz

      Chocolatito is a pussy?

  • Erick del Pozo

    wow, cherry picking gone wrong.

  • Teddy Reynoso

    Seems that Roman lost a fight he should have won vs Rungvusai. Karma. He won a fight he should have lost vs Cuadras. The compubox was not of much essential use in both fights I think.

    • Suk me dong

      You are familiar looking man.
      Have you got any Dong in you?

  • Captain Save-a-Hoe

    #Robbery #Rematch

    • ceylon mooney

      eh, 115-112 was bullshit, but a draw or a 1 point win for golovkin is fair.

  • Julius Kent

    Does anyone know where Robert is? Tell him Jacobs lost. Robbed.

    • D. Gambino

      I won’t call robbery as all rounds were close BUT I feel Jacobs won.

      • Julius Kent

        Somebody really needs to find Robert and tell him GGG won. He might be in some Canadian bridge right now.

        • D. Gambino

          LOL! I’m worried for his life as well.

      • Julius Kent

        Somebody really needs to find Robert and tell him GGG won. He might be in some Canadian bridge right now.

      • ceylon mooney

        115-112 was
        a
        bogus score

        but either guy by a point, a draw –no problemo.

  • D. Gambino

    Spoiler alert!

    Golovkin wins a very very close unanimous decision. 115-112 one judge. 114-113 two other judges. Very close fight that could’ve went either way. I would’ve been happy with a draw but I feel Jacobs won though.

  • Captain Save-a-Hoe

    OK! That’s it! GGG is “exposed” now. Canelo ready to fight him now! At last!

    • Trump Gay Hitler.

      Canelo still has to get past Chavez Jr and better pray he is not in shape and motivated.

  • Jay

    This was more believable to me than GGG decision. Roman was not getting the best of each exchange.

  • Jack Rabbit

    Gonzalez needs a vacation. His last 3 fights have been rough and gone the distance. He needs at the very least 9 Mos off.

  • Sidewinder

    So in next weeks P4P rankings I think I already know who is the new number 1.

  • Skyler

    Those cuts were really hard to watch and I don’t get ill seeing blood much. I absolutely can’t believe the size of the calves on that dude. He looked like a WW from the waist done. That was an insane fight and easily my top fight of the year so far. I just don’t think Roman has the size to beat a big tough guy at ’15. Even the Cuadras fight could have gone either way IMO.

  • Colin Mc Flurry.

    Great fight.
    Both little warriors threw more punches in 1 round than Klitschko threw in the last 10 years.

    • Suk me dong

      Klitschko’s beautiful wife must get very frustrated of his lack of intensity.

      She might be interested in my new toy – the big Dong tickler.
      It comes in two sizes and two four speeds.

  • Teddy Reynoso

    Suriyan reminds me of Thai boxing great Khaossay Galaxy.

  • Teddy Reynoso

    Another Gonzales, Humberto “Chiquita” in the 90s appeared also almost invincible until he met a nobody Filipino Rolando Pascua who unnerved him with the sight of his own blood via an alleged headbutt and proceeded to pin him his first loss by way of TKO. Roman could have also experienced the same–being bloodied with cuts on both eyebrows- for the first time and that bothered him so much it took some fight off him which the judges sensed.

  • ronny rath

    Gonzalez fought a good fight but Srisaket Sor Rungvisai came to win. He controlled the fight and bully Gonzalez all night. It was a great fight but Rungvisai fk Gonzalez face up. We have a new champion and Rungvisai deserve all the glory.

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