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Elder Vorpin defending title in boxing 'Cup'

In Thailand's challenge of Mexico in the "Boxing World Cup" on Saturday, only Ratanachai Sor Vorpin brings the world-class experience -- and a title to defend -- to the Asian squad.

Originally Published: October 26, 2005
By Doug Fischer | MaxBoxing.com

TUCSON, Ariz. -- There are four world titles at stake Saturday night in the event Golden Boy Promotions is calling the "Boxing World Cup" (HBO Latino, 10 ET/PT) between fighters representing Thailand and Mexico.

Among the Thai participants, only Ratanachai Sor Vorpin is bringing a world title (the WBO's bantamweight belt) to the Desert Diamond Casino's ring. He defends that crown against Jhonny Gonzalez.

Vorapin (65-8, 42 KOs) is also the only member of his team with extensive ...

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