FILE – Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Photo from ONE Championship

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino boxer Jomar Fajardo failed in his upset bid as he fell to former super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Saturday at Workpoint Studio, Bang Phun in Thailand.

This was Sor Rungvisai’s second bout during the COVID-19 pandemic but Thailand has largely handled the health crisis allowing the country to stage sporting events albeit in an audience-free environment.

Sor Rungvisai (49-5-1, 42 knockouts) did not put Fajardo to the mat but his constant offense was overpowering for the Filipino’s corner who eventually stopped the bout with just a second remaining in the second round.

Fajardo managed to stay in the fight in the first round with Sor Rungvisai slowly gauging his opponent.

The second round, however, he proved to be too much for Fajardo with Sor Rungvisai easily showing the disparity between their skills.

Sor Rungvisai now racked up two straight wins after he lost his WBC world super flyweight title to Juan Francisco Estrada in April 2019.

Fajardo (17-18-2) has now lost three straight and five of his last six matches.


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