This Friday, long-reigning WBC flyweight champ, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (83-3-2, 44 KOs) looks to make the eight consecutive defense of his second title reign against Filipino challenger, Sonny Boy Jaro (33-10-5, 23 KOs) in Chonburi, Thailand.
Wonjongkam, a two-time WBC flyweight titlist, has an astounding 24-1-2 record in world title fights and has been a fixture on the world scene since 2001. Regarded as one of the most accomplished Thai boxers of all-time, Wonjongkam holds victories over fighters such as Edgar Sosa, Luis Lazarte, Hussein Hussein, Daisuke Naito, Julio Cesar Miranda, and Koki Kameda. In his last bout, the veteran champ had to settle for a first round technical draw against an overmatched Hirofumi Mukai (5-1-1) when a clash of heads at the 47-second mark of the bout caused a deep gash over the challenger’s eye.
Jaro, a two-time world title challenger at junior flyweight, last fought at the flyweight limit back in 2009 and is currently ranked #18 by The Boxing Tribune in the junior flyweight division. His biggest fights to date have resulted in losses– a unanimous decision loss to Edgar Sosa for the WBC junior flyweight title in 2008, a KO 1 loss to Giovani Segura for the WBA junior flyweight title in 2009, and a TKO 2 loss to Oscar Ibarra in 2010.