The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Pongsaklek Wonjongkam, Adrian Hernandez, Wanheng Menayothin And Not Much Else

You’ve been bad boxing fans. That’s the only explanation for there being virtually nothing to watch this week. It’s the pugilistic equivalent of getting coal in your stocking. Or maybe just a poorly knitted sweater.

Not much else to say. The pic is to commemorate the most amusing Asian megalomaniac Elvis ever.

  • Pongsaklek Wonjongkam vs. Hirofumi Mukai, Friday, Bangkok Thailand. It’s a night of mismatches in Thailand, headed by the king of them, The Ring’s flyweight champ Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. Wonjongkam (83-3-1), whom many rate as a pound-for-pound fighter, is fighting Japan’s Hirofumi Mukai, who has a total of six fights under his belt. He hasn’t even won them all, with his record sitting at 5-1. I don’t know why Pong fights guys like this all the time, I really don’t. Expect him to win in dominant fashion. If a fight can be arranged after this against the recently triumphant Brian Viloria or hard-punching Tyson Marquez, that would be the best possible result. Co-featured is The Ring’s number one junior flyweight, Adrian Hernandez (22-1-1). He’s taking on Kompayak Porpramook (43-3-0), whose glossy record belies lacklustre opposition, almost exclusively in Thailand. Probably not much of a competition. Also fighting is The Ring’s number six straweight, Wanheng Menayothin (19-0) against another hopeless opponent in Michael Rodriguez (12-30).