You’ve been bad boxing fans. That’s the only explanation for there being virtually nothing to watch this week. It’s the pugilistic equivalent of getting coal in your stocking. Or maybe just a poorly knitted sweater.
Not much else to say. The pic is to commemorate the most amusing Asian megalomaniac Elvis ever.
- Pongsaklek Wonjongkam vs. Hirofumi Mukai, Friday, Bangkok Thailand. It’s a night of mismatches in Thailand, headed by the king of them, The Ring’s flyweight champ Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. Wonjongkam (83-3-1), whom many rate as a pound-for-pound fighter, is fighting Japan’s Hirofumi Mukai, who has a total of six fights under his belt. He hasn’t even won them all, with his record sitting at 5-1. I don’t know why Pong fights guys like this all the time, I really don’t. Expect him to win in dominant fashion. If a fight can be arranged after this against the recently triumphant Brian Viloria or hard-punching Tyson Marquez, that would be the best possible result. Co-featured is The Ring’s number one junior flyweight, Adrian Hernandez (22-1-1). He’s taking on Kompayak Porpramook (43-3-0), whose glossy record belies lacklustre opposition, almost exclusively in Thailand. Probably not much of a competition. Also fighting is The Ring’s number six straweight, Wanheng Menayothin (19-0) against another hopeless opponent in Michael Rodriguez (12-30).