According to sources in Thailand it seems that Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (41-4-1, 38) [ศรีสะเกษ นครหลวงโปรโมชั่น] is one of a number of fighters in the mix to be a potential opponent for Roman Gonzalez's (46-0, 38) first defense of the WBC Super Flyweight title.
Srisaket was listed on a recent short list of opponents that Gonzalez is said to be interested in, along with Carlos Cuadras, Luis Concepcion, Juan Francisco Estrada and Naoya Inoue. It seems unlikely to be Inoue, who is targeting a defense of his own in Spring in Japan, and the purse requests appear to have derailed a rematch with Cuadras. On paper Srisaket is likely to be the "cheapest" of the opponents, though is the less well known in the West.
Gonzalez's next defense has been pencilled in for March 18th at Madison Square Garden, where he will fight on the under-card of Gennady Golovkin's much anticipated bout with Danny Jacobs, that same card will also feature WBO Cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. The opponent for Gonzalez is set to be announced next weekend, January 14th or 15th, and will almost certainly see the talented Nicaraguan in with someone of name quality, even if it is unlikely to be Inoue, with that bout more likely to take place at the end of 2017 rather than in Spring.
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