Wonjongkam likes Mexicutioner tag as Pacquiao distances himself from the name

21 Oct

Robert Delgado – Los Angeles

Highly-reputable flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam has warned opponent Edgar Sosa that he is the new Mexicutioner having already defeated five Aztec warriors in the past. This, after Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao has iterated his preference to be remembered as Pacman as he believes the other moniker does not provide a proper account of how he feels about both the Mexican people and their boxers.

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And the new… Mexicutioner? Credit: Scott Mallon - Creative Commons

Currently gearing toward a third and decisive fight with long-time rival Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12, Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38ko) was quoted by The Ring to have said that The Mexicutioner is not a tag that he identifies with, for Pacman is his tag of choice: “I love Mexican boxing fans, and that name does not reflect my true feelings about Mexico and its people,” boxing’s only Octuple champion is quoted to have said.

For Wonjongjam (82-3-1, 45ko), though, it is a name that he welcomes. Having already slain fighters such as Gilberto Keb, Everardo Morales, Luis Angel Martinez and Jesus Martinez, the Thai fighter is looking to add another Mexican to his list of vanquished as he tackles Sosa, a former world champion at junior flyweight, on October 21 at the 11th Inf Reg in Bangkok, Thailand, in a contest that has Pongsaklek’s WBC title on the line.

Sosa (43-6-0, 26ko) has a chance to become a two-weight world champion by unseating Wonjongkam and, like his opposite number, has ring experience with fighters from his opponent’s nation. In 2009, Sosa trumped Pornawan Porpramook by way of fourth round stoppage.

An anticipated coming together of two respected elite-level boxers, Wonjongkam and Sosa have been training fervently. So much so, that the 32-year-old from Mexico City has been knocking down his sparring partners in training. Only recently, a debilitating liver-bound hook shot dispensed by Sosa felled a spar partner at the renowned Muay Thai Gym, situated near to the Lumpini Stadium.

Sosa has also vowed to knockdown and stop Wonkongkam, whose only stoppage defeat in the paid ranks was to Jerry Pahayahay in 1996.

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3 Responses to “Wonjongkam likes Mexicutioner tag as Pacquiao distances himself from the name”


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