On March 18th we saw Thailand's Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (42-4-1, 38) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] become a 2-time WBC Super Flyweight champion as he scored a huge upset win over Nicaraguan great Roman Gonzalez (46-1, 38).
The decision was criticised in some corner, whilst the WBC stated they were unhappy with various things in relation to their rules. As a result the WBC have decided to order a rematch between the two men, which is set to take place later this year.
For Gonzalez the rematch will give him a chance to avenge his loss whilst Srisaket will get a chance to prove his first win over Gonzalez wasn't a fluke.
Prior to that decision the WBC had ordered the winner of Srisaket Vs Gonzalez to face off with Carlos Cuadras (36-1-1, 27), who won the WBC title from Srisaket back in 2014 before losing it to Gonzalez in 2016. Due to the WBC's new decision to have Srisaket Vs Gonzalez II we'll now have Cuadras fight for the interim title, battling against former Gonzalez foe, and former unified Flyweight champion, Juan Francisco Estrada (35-2, 25).
The WBC have also stated that the winner of the two bouts will have to meet in a title unification bout. As a result we now have 3 great fights to look forward to over the next 12 months or so. Sadly however it seems to completely kill dead the thought that any of the 4 men will share the ring with Naoya Inoue, who now seems almost certainto move to Bantamweight later in the year and search for a third divisional world title.
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