On December 31st Mexico's Carlos Cuadras (28-0, 23) will return to Japan for his first fight in the east since 2011 as he takes on the very limited Songseanglek Phosuwangym (1-9). On paper this bout's totally meaningless for Cuadras, though could there be more to it than meets the eye?
We all know that Cuadras is ranked #1 by the WBC for the Super Flyweight title which is currently held by the fearsome Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (23-3-1, 21). With Cuadras going to Japan could it be that Cuadras is wanting to get used to the conditions in Orient before taking on Srisaket in 2014?
We'll admit we're adding 2 and 2 and getting 5 but it's a bout that makes a lot of sense in regards to the rankings, it makes a lot of sense for Cuadras, with the WBC being the only organisation that currently ranks him and from a fans point of view it makes a lot of sense.
The bout would pit two relatively crude fighters with great power, fantastic offensive mindsets and styles that would just gel wonderfully. We're jumping ahead of course but it's a bout that we can't help but want now that the idea is in our head. We hope it's a bout that gets made though of course boxing doesn't always make sense and we may have just gotten our own expectations up too much.
Although this saddens us to say it but we hope that Cuadras, as he should really, defeats Songseanglek on the undercard in Tokyo on New Years Eve just so that this bout becomes a real possibility. If it happens, we have a nailed on FOTY contender right here.
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