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Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Amnat Ruenroeng official for Aug. 1 in Thailand

April 4th and May 2nd dates both fell through, but the fight is back on.

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai v Roman Gonzalez Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

First scheduled for April 4th and then for May 2nd, the all-Thai super flyweight showdown between former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and longtime flyweight king Amnat Ruenroeng is officially set for August 1st. As the original date was set to air on DAZN stateside, one would expect that to still be the case.

Srisaket (47-5-1, 41 KO) has not fought since narrowly falling to Juan Francisco Estrada in their rematch early last year. He’d previously taken the WBC super flyweight title from Roman Gonzalez, knocked him out in a rematch, and defended it against Estrada and Iran Diaz.

Ruenroeng (20-3, 6 KO), who turns 41 this December, fell out of the elite after a 1-3 skid saw him decisively beaten by John Riel Casimero, Wanfeng Ge, and Nawaphon Kaikanha. He’s 2-0 against low-level opposition since that last defeat.

It’s as much of a mismatch as when it was first announced. Hopefully this is just the price we have to pay to see Srisaket back against top super flyweights by year’s end.

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