Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz, 28, can become the 187th world titleholder in boxing from Mexico. For him to accomplish this feat, he has to capture the World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Championship from Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, of Thailand at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.”
Taking place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” marks the first boxing bout in ONE Championship. The WBC Super Flyweight World Championship title bout between Diaz and Sor Rungvisai will be the main event of the evening.
Fighting out of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Diaz is one of the fastest rising talents in today’s boxing scene of Mexico, a country known for its passionate adulation for pugilism. Throughout boxing’s illustrious history, the country has always found a special place in the sport as it is a breeding ground of world champions celebrated by die-hard fans around the globe.
Among the world boxing champions from Mexico are Ricardo Lopez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Salvador Sanchez, Ruben Olivares, Julio Cesar Chavez and Juan Manuel Marquez. Hailing from Iztacalco, Mexico City, Mexico, Marquez serves as an adviser of Diaz for the “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” bout.
Since the stakes are high in his scheduled 12-round championship clash with Sor Rungvisai, Diaz is bent on capitalizing the opportunity of joining Mexico’s boxing greats in the elite cast of world champions. The Mexican boxer stated, “Mexican boxers are the best in the sport.”
“It’s in our blood,” Diaz added. “And I am proud to represent my country here on the global stage.”
Diaz holds a professional record of 14 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws and he has six knockouts in his name. The Ciudad Obregon native has been competing professionally since 2008.
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