Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and Edgar Sosa make weight at pre weigh in

17 Oct

Robert Delgado – Los Angeles

WBC flyweight world champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and challenger Edgar Sosa both made weight during a pre-weigh in, scaling in at a respective 117lbs and 116lbs. The two prizefighters box in a significant meeting in Thailand on Friday, October 21 and will undergo one further weigh-in where they will need to register at the division limit of 112lbs. The bout takes place in Bangkok.

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Pongsaklek in one of his 82 pro victories. Credit: Scott Mallon - Creative Commons

Sosa (43-6-0, 26ko), an experienced fighter within the confines of the junior flyweight limit, championed the WBC title at 108lbs where his reign lasted for three years until 2009. The Mexican then tested the water in the higher divisions and is now due to challenge the biggest fish in the flyweight pool – Wonjongkam (82-3-1, 45ko) who, himself, faces his most arduous examination since reclaiming the WBC strap in 2010 against Koki Kameda.

“Sosa weighed 116lbs and the Thai [Wonjongkam] 117lbs at the pre weigh-in of the WBC for the bout, Friday, for the WBC flyweight title,” an official statement from the WBC read.

“The promoter Piyarat Vachirarattanawongse is thinking about the possibility of changing the place of the bout due to the rain… the bout is supposed to take place in the legendary Lumpinee Stadium.

“Sosa and Pongsaklek extended hands in their presentation during the broadcast of a muay thai fight this Sunday evening. Sosa was wearing just his underwear and socks at the time he went in to the scale where he registered 116lbs which reaffirms he has no trouble with his weight. The limit of the division is 112lbs.

“A couple hours before attending the weigh in, Edgar ate some vegetables, meat, rise, fruits, and even some ice-cream.”

The 9,500 capacity Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. Credit: Mark Rauterkus - Picasa

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