• Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gives a jab at visiting World Boxing Council super-flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai at the Government House Tuesday.

PM compares Srisaket to Pacquaio

sports March 28, 2017 10:39

By The Nation

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Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha labelled new World Boxing Council super-flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai the "Thai Pacquaio" when they met at the Government House on Tuesday.



The compliment was a reference to Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquaio. The premier blessed Srisaket in the hope he remains champion for a long time.

Srisaket returned to Thailand last week after he captured the imagination of Thais with his historic win over previously-unbeaten Roman Gonzalez at Madison Square Garden in New York. Srisaket also met with Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul on Tuesday.

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