According to our good friends over at http://www.thairec.com it seems that negotiations are already set to begin in regards to a rematch between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (34-4-1, 31) and Carlos Cuadras (32-0-1, 25). The bout, which will see Cuadras defending his WBC Super Flyweight title against Srisaket, will be a rematch of the bout that saw Cuadras winning the title last year by technical decision.
Earlier today we saw Srisaket become the mandatory contender following an impressive 4th round KO of Cuadras's compatriot, and former foe, Jose Salgado. Salgado traveled to Thailand to face Srisaket and was quickly seen off by a very hungry looking and determined Thai who fought as if he had a statement to make.
At the moment the teams have been given 90 days to sort out a fight between Srisaket and Cuadras or else purse bids will be called.
From what we understand Nakornloung, the team behind Srisaket, have suggested that they will be throwing a lot of money at the bout to get Srisaket the home advantage. In the eyes of many Cuadras's win over Srisaket last year was helped by the fact Cuadras got the home advantage and fought in a huge ring. If the rematch was staged in Thailand we suspect the ring would be much smaller and the overall conditions, including heat and humidity, would take it's toll on the Mexican.
Incidentally the purse bids for the first bout between the two men was won by Japanese promoter Teiken, who have an interest in Cuadras. If Teiken again put up money for the bout we could see it in Japan, where a potential unification bout between Cuadras and Naoya Inoue would be of huge interest. It would take Srisaket away from his "home advantage" but a win would set him up for a potentially clash for Inoue, whilst a win for Srisaket would make that potential fire-fight even more alluring.
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