News | Sep 10 2017

Boxing results: Roman Gonzalez knocked cold by Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

Roman Gonzalez beaten again by Srisaket Sor Rungvisai while Juan Francisco Estrada and Naoya Inoue also triumph
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai

THE brilliant career of Roman Gonzalez hangs in the balance after he was dominated and knocked out in the fourth round by Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in front of a sell-out 7,418 crowd at Carson’s StubHub Center.

The pair engaged in a thrilling 12-round war in March which culminated controversially when the verdict and WBC super-flyweight belt was handed to Sor Rungvisai, but there was no doubts whatsoever about the victor here, as the southpaw controlled the opening three sessions before flooring the Nicaraguan with a huge right hand in the fourth. Gonzalez – expected beforehand to prove that the first bout was an aberration – managed to get up, but was soon knocked cold by another sizzling blast from the Thai’s right mitt. At 1-18 of the session, referee Tom Taylor signalled the contest was over without bothering to count to hand the southpaw a standout victory.

“I trained very hard for four months,” Sor Rungvisai said afterwards. “I fought for Thailand, and this is what I dedicate this fight to, Thailand. For the first fight I only trained for two months. For this fight I trained for four months. I knew I was going to knock him out.”