Over the past few days lucky journalists in Mexico got to see the public work outs of both WBC Super Flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (27-3-1, 25) and his challenging Carlos Cuadras (29-0, 25).
From what we understand Cuadras spent much of his open session showing off his footwork and throwing very few punches in a session that was clearly about not giving too much away. The one card he did play was that he was fast, almost as if he had been working on his foot speed for much of the camp to try and neutralise Srisaket's offensive pressure. We saw Hirofumi Sato try using his footwork when he fought Srisaket and if Cuadras is trying to play a similar game he'll be needing to find something that Sato didn't have.
As for Srisaket he showed off his punching in a public pad sessions and showed off the aggressiveness that he's so well known for. The session of course did little to hide what we all already know about the champion who is an aggressive, whirling dervish of a fighter who comes forward and breaks up opponents. The one question about him is his stamina though we've a suspicion it's not as much of an issue as some may be thinking.
The bout, which takes place on Saturday night in Mexico city is the best looking bout of the weekend if you ask us and is easily the bout that has us the most excited. It has all the combustible elements needed in a FOTY and we'd be genuinely shocked if this wasn't an all out war.
(Picture courtesy of Pepe Rodriguez)
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