Prasitsak Phaprom Talks – With little fanfare, Thailand’s Prasitsak Phaprom is in Las Vegas to fight for the vacant WBO World Flyweight title.
His opponent Zou Shiming has received unprecedented attention in the build-up to what is his second attempt at a world championship. Meanwhile, Phaprom has been going about his business preparing for the biggest fight of his career. The veteran of over 40 fights in his native Thailand has long fought using the name Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym, one of his country’s long standing boxing traditions of using your gym association in your ring name.
Prasitsak Phaprom Talks
Our Boxing Channel cam-controller Marcelino Castillo caught Phaprom’s words at the podium during Thursday’s Top Rank press conference.
Phaprom’s brief words about fighting in the center of the ring are interesting in light of the fact that Saturday’s fight is a rematch. Phaprom, who turned professional in 2010, sports a 39-1-2 record with his lone loss coming at the hands of Zou Shiming. Phaprom speaks in his native language and receives help with translation.
The first meeting between the two took place on Novembver 23rd, 2014 on Top Rank’s show in Macao that saw Manny Pacquiao fight Chris Algieri. In that fight, the pedigreed Shiming won via wide judges scores of 120-103, 119-106, 119-106. Fighting exclusively in his native country, Phaprom has won 12 straight by knockout in the interim.
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