- Former world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai was as soon as thought-about one of many high tremendous flyweights on the earth
- Srisaket defeated former pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzales twice
- His favourite meal consists of grilled rat and pink ant eggs
Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai was at one level thought-about one of many high tremendous flyweight boxers on the earth.
Srisaket shocked the world when he defeated Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzales in 2017 to develop into the WBC tremendous flyweight champion.
Within the rematch, the Thai pugilist confirmed that the preliminary win over “Chocolatito” was no fluke as he stopped the Nicaraguan by TKO within the fourth spherical to retain the WBC’s 115-pound title.
Srisaket went on to defend the title in opposition to Juan Francisco Estrada, Younger Gil Bae and Iran Diaz. He misplaced the title to Estrada in a rematch in 2019.
After the loss to Estrada, Srisaket has bounced again by recording back-to-back wins in opposition to former champion Amnat Ruenroeng and Jomar Francisco. The 34-year outdated is at the moment trying to get again on the high of the tremendous flyweight ranks.
When Rungvisai isn’t dominating contained in the ring, nonetheless, he’s often feasting on Thailand’s tasty delicacies.
Identified for its culinary treasures, Thailand has develop into a go-to for meals finds in Southeast Asia. Srisaket, a local of the Sisaket Province, has an attention-grabbing selection of consolation meals.
The 2-time tremendous flyweight world champion’s favourite meal consists of grilled Bandicoot rat and fried pigeon with spicy pink ant eggs and sticky rice.
“It’s my favourite since I used to be a child. It jogs my memory of my childhood,” Rungvisai shared in an interview. “My dad and mom all the time put together these goodies each time they decide me up on the airport from a visit overseas for a combat or after the combat right here in Thailand. It’s my victory meal,” he shared.
As uncommon because it sounds for many different cultures, grilled Bandicoot rat has develop into a preferred deal with in lots of Thai provinces, whereas pink ant eggs are frequent within the nation’s northeastern elements. It has additionally been used as a standard ingredient in genuine native dishes.