Srisaket-Ruenroeng delayed until May 2
mvpboxing |  March 19, 2020, 05:10 PM

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai v Juan Francisco Estrada Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The fight is Srisaket’s first since losing to Juan Francisco Estrada in their rematch last April

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s April 4th return against former flyweight king Amnat Ruenroeng has, like every other major fight in March and April, been postponed. In a rather optimistic move, however, Thailand’s WP boxing has already rebooked it for May 2nd.

It’s quite the bold gamble; few other promotions have committed to new dates for their displaced donnybrooks and those, like Matchroom, have scheduled them for June at the earliest.

Like practically every other country, Thailand has enacted measures to slow the spread of coronavirus, postponing April’s Songkran holiday and closing “gathering places” like bars and gyms. It had dragged its heels on closing its Muay Thai stadiums, however, contributing to a further outbreak. Assuming everything will be functional enough for this boxing match in 1.5 months sounds like a pipedream.

If it does happen, though Srisaket (47-5-1, 40 KO) will be fighting for the first time since last April, Ruenroeng (20-3, 6 KO) against real competition for the first time since 2018.

 

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