Srisaket Sor Rungvisai stunned the boxing world on March 18th, becoming the first man to beat Ring Magazine’s pound for pound number one Roman Gonzalez.
Speaking to Artorias Boxing in the aftermath, ‘Chocolatito’ sported multiple battle wounds and believes he should have got his hand raised on the night.
“When we saw the decision, it made me feel sad but at the same time happy because I know I won that fight. Only God knows what happens and we should accept it. I was OK. This is the world of boxing.”
The Nicaraguan wonder was sensationally floored in the first round, which gave the Thai southpaw confidence early. As the fight went on, the canvas was splattered red with Gonzalez’s cuts worsening with each collision.
“In the second round it was a head-butt and also in the sixth!” explained the four-weight World Champion.
Despite the defeat, which moves Gonzalez to 46-1, falling short of matching Floyd Mayweather and Rocky Marciano, the 29-year-old remains upbeat about a return.
“If they give me the opportunity, it will be a good fight. These are the fights that keep you motivated.”
An immediate rematch will be considered by the World Boxing Council after chief Mauricio Sulaiman revealed: “First we have to celebrate the fight, it was undoubtedly one of the best fights of the year.
“On the other hand, there was a lot of controversy. In the WBC we have as a rule that after a head clash - if one of the fighters is cut - then the fighter who was not cut will lose a point.”