Reigning World Boxing Council Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, 31, of Thailand is ready to fight at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” on October 6, 2018. So is his challenger Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz, 28, of Mexico.
In the main event of “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes,” which will take place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, Diaz will make an attempt to dethrone Srisaket as the WBC Super Flyweight World Champion. Their bout will be the first ever boxing match in ONE Championship.
“I will do everything in my power to keep the belt and defeat a worthy opponent in Iran Diaz,” Srisaket declared. “I know he’s ready too, and I am prepared for whatever he brings to the table.”
“ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” marks the third time Srisaket is defending his WBC belt. It will be his first in Thailand.
“After a gruelling training camp, one of my toughest yet, I am in tremendous shape and I’m ready to defend my title this Saturday night,” Srisaket shared. “Performing in front of all my fans here in Bangkok, and in front of all the Thai people, it is both an honor and a privilege for me.”
The fight “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes” card has six mixed martial arts bouts and eight ONE Super Series striking contests. The boxing bout between Srisaket and Diaz is one of the striking bouts.
“Right now, the time for talk is over,” Srisaket said. “It’s time to lace up the gloves and prove ourselves inside the ring. I would like to thank ONE Championship for the opportunity to participate in such a massive event seen all around the world.”
“I will do my best to give the performance of a lifetime,” the Thai boxing champ added. “Everyone who is a fan of boxing should tune in because we are going to do something special this Friday night. I thank all the fans for the continued support.”
On October 1, 2018, Srisaket and Diaz had their official face-off in Bangkok, which was attended by ONE Championship Vice President for Public Relations and Communications Loren Mack. Here is a clip from the event:
Ticket information for ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES is available at www.onefc.com.