Yesterday fight fans got a much anticipated announcement, confirming the Super Flyweight super fight between Nicaraguan sensation, and current WBC Flyweight champion, Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38) and current WBC Super Flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27). The announcement not only confirmed that the bout was agreed but also announced that it had been added to the already packed date of September 10th.
The two Teiken fighters will be each looking to secure a career defining victory. For Cuadras a win over the Nicaraguan, wildly regarded as the best fighter on the planet, would put him on the radar of millions of fight fans who aren't aware of him. For Gonzalez the bout could potentially see him becoming a 4-weight world champion.
Not only is the bout potentially career defining but it's also one that could potentially open doors to major fights in 2017 against WBO champion Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8) [井上 尚弥] or WBA champion Kohei Kono (32-8-1, 13) [河野 公平]. It would also seemingly confirmed the bout between Nawaphon Por Chokchai (34-0, 27) [นวพล นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] and Juan Hernandez (32-2, 23), who have been told to negotiate for the WBC Interim title, potentially leading to the winner claiming the vacant title.
The show will be co-promoted by Teiken and K2 and there is speculation that other Japanese fighter may be on the card looking to build their Stateside profile. One of those could be Takashi Miura (30-3-2, 23) [三浦 隆司], who was recently ordered to negotiate with Miguel Roman (56-11, 43).
Whilst the bout it's self is likely to be an action packed thriller it's not the only thing to be excited about with the bout potentially opening up a lot of intriguing contests in the near future
It's being reported via numerous sources that Filipino Sonny Boy Jaro (37-13-5, 27) could be set for a surprising return to world title action.
The story suggests that the team behind Jaro, a former WBC Flyweight champion, are negotiating for their man to challenge for the WBC Super Flyweight currently held by the unbeaten Carlos Cuadras (30-0, 24).
Jaro, best known for his huge upset win over Pongsaklek Wonjongkam back in 2012, has been in wilderness in recent bouts following a trio of losses in a 13 month span that saw him losing his world title and dropping way out of the title picture. Since the third of those losses he has battled hard to resurrect his career with a trio of stoppage wins, wins that could well help him to get another world title fight.
Aged 32 Jaro hasn't got long left in his boxing career and it would make sense for his team to do all they can to get a fight with Cuadras sooner rather than later. From the point of view of the Mexican champion a bout with Jaro would be preferable to a rematch with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, who he beat for the belt, or numerous other top contenders. That's not to say that Jaro is easy to beat but he's certainly not the most dangerous man out there at 115lbs at the moment.
(Image courtesy of Thairec.com shows Jaro beside Wonjongkam)
We had known for a while that Thailand's hard hitting Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (27-3-1, 25) was going to travel to Mexico for the next defence of his WBC Super Flyweight world title we weren't sure, until very recently, on the specifics of the bout.
What we had known was that Srisaket would be fighting mandatory challenger Carlos Cuadras (29-0, 24) in what we anticipate will be a fight of the year contender. Now what we know is that the bout will take place at the end of May, May 31st, and will be in Mexico City.
The bout, promoted by Teiken, hasn't yet got a specific venue named for it though with Mexico City being boxing mad their should be plenty of venues that are happy to host such an exciting looking contest.
As far as the TV goes we expect a Mexican channel to show it live and we also hope that it's picked up by one of the Thai channels to be shown live.
We're assuming more details will be released shortly but for ow we're glad to have a date and have the bout confirmed as it's one we are genuinely looking forward to.
Yesterday saw Teiken releasing the figure of the bid they used to win the up coming WBC Super Flyweight title fight between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (24-3-1, 22) and Carlos Cuadras (29-0, 24). The official figure was $302,000 (USD) a bid that was just $12,000 more than the one put forward by Srisaket's promoter Nakornloung Boxing Promotion.
That $12,000 could prove to be major value for Teiken who will get the champion outside of his homeland and give the challenger a big advantage. Against Srisaket however a small advantage like fighting at home may not be enough for Cuadras who will be fighting in his first world title fight.
Whilst Srisaket will be the travelling party he will also be better paid party collecting 70% of the purse bid, around $210,000. Not a bad pay day for a Super Flyweight champion.
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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