The first time around, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai won a controversial decision over Roman Gonzalez, but no one debated that he gave “Chocolatito” a hell of a fight.
This time, Srisaket left no doubt, dropping Gonzalez twice in the fourth round and knocking him out, retaining his WBC super flyweight title and firmly establishing himself as a true top fighter at 115 pounds.
The end came at 1:18 of round four, and it was a fight where Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KO) just never looked like himself. You could see the gears turning for Gonzalez, and he openly and aggressively complained about Srisaket (44-4-1, 40 KO) leading with his head.
It just never seemed like the Gonzalez of old — it seemed like an old Gonzalez. Srisaket didn’t take a backwards step, even when Gonzalez was landing good shots, and just kept throwing hard shots in return. In the end, the size and power were simply too much, and Gonzalez was brutally knocked out to end this fight, and, perhaps, his time as a top fighter.
Both BLH scorecards had Srisaket winning all of the first three rounds before the KO.
“I trained really hard for four months. I want every Thai person to know what I came here for,” Srisaket told Max Kellerman through an interpreter. “For the first fight, I only trained two months. Now, in this fight, I knew I was gonna knock him out.”