On March 18th we'll get the chance to see a brilliant match up for the WBC Super Flyweight title as defending champion Roman Gonzalez (46-0, 38) battles with former champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] in what could be a potential FOTY contender.
Over the weekend the two men took part in their 30 day weigh in, where both men have to be within 10% divisional limit. In this particular case it gave the fighters the maximum limit of 126.5lbs which both men passed with ease.
On the scales the champion was 122.6lbs, still 7.6lbs over the divisional limit but well inside the maximum allowed. Notably he was actually inside the 30 day limit for a Flyweight, with the limit for that being 123.2lbs, and it's clear again that Gonzalez isn't a big Super Flyweight, something that could cause problems for the Nicaraguan as he continues to fight at 115lbs.
As for Srisaket he was much closer to the maximum allowed, coming in at 125.9lbs, more than 9% above the divisional limit. The Thai has long been a big fighter for a Super Flyweight, and like many Thai's he's learned to boil down and typically has a size and power advantage over his opponents, even if it does come at a cost to his speed. It's fair to suggest that he will be the bigger man against Gonzalez and will try to use that advantage against the current pound-for-pound king.
(Image courtesy of the WBC)
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