Later today we'll see a WBC Super Flyweight world title bout, as champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (43-4-1, 38) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] defends the title against Nicaraguan great Roman Gonzalez (46-1, 38), the man he won the title from earlier this year.
Yesterday both fighters took part in their weigh in for the contest and both made the divisional limit.
On the scales the defending champion was 115lbs, and looked like he was going to be bulking significantly over-night to give himself a notable size advantage over the Nicaraguan. At the weigh in he seemed confident of taking the title back to Thailand, though does lack the element of surprise he had in their first, mind blowing, encounter earlier this year.
As for Gonzalez he was ligther on the scales, coming in at 114.8lbs, and he seemed confident of reclaiming the title and avenging his first professional loss. He stated that he didn't feel he lost the first bout, and that he was hoping to put on a goof fight for fans, Nicaragua and God.
The bout between these two will headline "Superfly" and promises to be one of the best rematches of 2017, and will be screened globally, showing the appeal of a good fight.
Srisaket and Gonzalez battle again, but will it be repeat or revenge?
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