Back in December the WBC set the agenda for their world title eliminators and mandatory title fights. One bout that was mentioned was the WBC Super Flyweight title eliminator between former world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (31-4-1, 28) and former world title challenger Jose Salgado (34-2-2, 27) with the winner to then become the mandatory for Carlos Cuadras (31-0-1, 25).
At the moment it is a case of negotiations between the camps of Srisaket and Salgado though our Thai sources have informed us that Srisaket's team is trying to arrange the bout for either April or May and are hopeful of getting home advantage for the the contest. They are aware, however, that the bout will come with a notable price tag and negotiations are expected to be difficult.
For Srisaket a win over Salgado would get him a shot at reclaiming the title he lost via technical decision to Cuadras last May. In that meeting Srisaket entered as the champion with Cuadras as the mandatory challenger, and the Thai was forced traveled to Mexico for the bout after the purse bids were won by Japanese promoter Teiken, who help promote Cuadras. One would assume that if Srisaket was to become the mandatory his team would be willing to bid big bring Cuadras over to Thailand for the rematch.
As for Salgado, he too has fought Cuadras. Sadly for Salgado his bout with Cuadras was also curtailed earlier with an early head clash resulting in a technical draw in the 4th round. Like Srisaket he's wanting a chance to get revenge over the unbeaten champion and a win over Srisaket would grant him that opportunity.
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