This past week saw WBC purse bids called for the enticing Super Flyweight title bout between Thailand's destructive Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (24-3-1, 22) and Mexico's unbeaten Carlos Cuadras (29-0, 24). The winning bid, surprisingly, came from Japan's Teiken promotions.
We've since heard that the bout is likely to take place in May in Cuadras's homeland of Mexico.
For Teiken this is a great coup and a fantastic chance to get Srisaket outside of his comfort zone. In Thailand the champion is an excellent 24-0-1 (22) outside of Thailand however he is 0-3, including a loss to Japan's Akira Yaegashi. Those victories in Thailand include his title victory over Japan's Yota Sato last year and his only defense so far, which also came against a Japanese fighter in the form of Hirofumi Mukai.
In Cuadras we see a very talented and aggressive fighter though one who does have flaws and we're also unsure how he will cope with a monster like Srisaket going on the front foot against him. If he can cope with Srisaket's pressure then we may well have one of the best bouts of the year on our hands with two fighters who love to unload serious leather at their opponents.
Not specific venue or date has been set though we expect that both will be set sooner rather than later and with fireworks guaranteed we really cannot wait for this one!
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