Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is inspiring legions of his compatriots to throw their support behind him, including one of Thailand’s biggest sports icons.
Ahead of his WBC Super Flyweight World Title defense in the main event of ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES in Bangkok, Thailand, the boxing icon received a message of encouragement from soccer superstar Chanathip “Jay” Songkrasin.
“Let’s support Srisaket in the big fight to defend his WBC title on 6 October at Impact Arena, Muangthong Thani,” said Chanathip, in a post to his hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook.
Chanathip is the star player of the Thai national team, and currently plays for Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo in Japan’s J1 League.
Srisaket will make history in the first boxing main event ever to take place in ONE Championship, when he defends his belt against Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz on Saturday, 6 October.
Srisaket's story of struggle & sacrifice has inspired a nation, and the world.Bangkok | 6 October | 5:30PM | LIVE and FREE on the ONE Super App: http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | Tickets: http://bit.ly/oneheroes18
Posted by ONE Championship on Monday, September 24, 2018
Several of the organization’s mixed martial arts stars have also spoken about the way Srisaket inspires the people of Thailand, including Shannon Wiratchai and Rika Ishige.
Expect a sold-out crowd of locals, and millions more of his countrymen to watch live when he steps into the ring in less than two weeks.