Carlos Caudras- Sor Rungvisai To Battle For WBC Super Fly Title
Coming on a busy Saturday 5th will be a battle for the vacant WBC Super Flyweight championship as Mexico’s Carlos Caudras rematches Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in Phoenix, AZ.
DAZN and Matchroom Boxing made the official announcement that Caudras-Sor Rungvisai will headline at the Footprint Center, the downtown home of the NBA’s Suns,
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— Srisaket S Rungvisai (@srisaket_ssr) January 17, 2022
From the Matchroom release:
The pair first met in May 2014 for the same title, with Cuadras claiming the crown via a unanimous technical decision following an accidental headclash in Mexico.
There’s more than just the WBC crown on the line for Rungvisai (50-5-1 43 KOs) and Cuadras (39-4-1 27 KOs), with the winner likely to be pitted against the winner of the March clash between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez, setting up more fireworks in the always exciting 115lb division.
Rungvisai heads into the bout on the back of three victories in Thailand following his clash with Estrada where he surrendered the WBC crown that he fights Cuadras for. Victory in the rematch in Phoenix would see the 35 year old win the green and gold strap for the third time and almost nine years since he first picked up that crown.
“I’m really looking forward to winning in this championship bout,” said Rungvisai. “I really want to become the first three-time WBC champion of Thailand. I also have an unfinished business with Juan Francisco Estrada. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Matchroom and DAZN for making this fight possible”.
“I am very excited for this opportunity to fight for another world title,” said Cuadras. “We are sparring 3-4 different southpaws that have a similar style to Rungvisai. We are ready to win, and I am training very, well in the high-altitude mountains of the ceremonial center in Otomi in México.
As for Estrada-Chocolatito III, that’s slated for March in San Diego and it’s likely that the winner of Caudras-Sor Rungvisa coming a month earlier will get the shot at the winner of that bout later in 2022.
In particular, Sor Rungvisa wants revenge on Estrada, who took the WBC strap off of him. The Thai warrior defeated Gonzalez in back to back fights (handing him his first pro losses), including a brutal KO in their September 2017 rematch.
“Srisaket and Carlos promises to be another brilliant Super-Flyweight World title battle,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Carlos got the better of Srisaket in their first fight seven years ago – and there’s no doubt in my mind that this will be a real fan-friendly war with so much at stake.