Sor Rungvisai Out Due To Covid 19- Jessie Rodriguez To Face Cuadras
Breaking news late Sunday night out Phoenix, where the planned battle for the vacant WBC Super Flyweight title has had to be altered, as Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai has tested positive for Covid 19. And, he cannot participate in the Saturday showdown with Carlos Cuadras.
ESPN Deportes’ Salvador Rodriguez reported first late Sunday evening that he had learned of Sor Rungvisai’s situation and that Matchroom Boxing had already scrambled to replace him with a fighter on the undercard,
Srisaket sor Rungvisai no podrá pelear… Carlos Cuadras irá ante Jesse Rodríguez por la faja Supermosca CMBhttps://t.co/RjefkC4dce
— Salvador Rodriguez (@ChavaESPN) January 31, 2022
Rodriguez wrote for ESPN Knockout (translated)
The Thai Srisaket Sor Rungvisai would have had problems traveling to the United States, and he will not be able to fight this Saturday in Phoenix, Arizona, against Carlos ‘Príncipe’ Cuadras for the vacant Super Flyweight championship of the World Boxing Council. The Mexican would face Jesse Rodríguez for the belt, sources revealed to ESPN KNOCKOUT.
According to sources, Rungvisai tested positive for Covid, and since Rodríguez was scheduled to support the evening for a regional title in the Moscas division, the opportunity for the new duel between Carlos and Jesse was requested. it was for the vacant strip, which would have been accepted by the green and gold organization.
Rodriguez, nicknamed “Bam,” is 14-0 rising prospect at Flyweight out of San Antonio, Texas, who was to have fought Fernando Diaz on the undercard of Cuadras-Sor Rungvisai in Phoenix Saturday night.
Now, he’ll meet the veteran Cuadras of Mexico City at 39-4-1, instead.
Cuadras previously held the WBC 115 lb. title until Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez defeated him unanimous decision in September 2016.
He and Sor Rungvisai were scheduled to headline for Matchroom Saturday with the winner of their bout set to get a likely Unification shot against the winner of the proposed trilogy fight between Juan Francisco Estrada and Chocolatito that had been scheduled for March.
However, just like this situation with the 50-5-1 experienced Sor Rungvisai, Estrada also tested positive for Coronavirus and has been pulled from his bout with Gonzalez. Chocolatito will now face Flyweight world champ Julio Cesar “El Rey” Martinez to headline that show in San Diego.
Back to Cuadras and the new opponent. Rodriguez is 22 years old and has 10 KOs, including six straight dating back to March of 2019. However, the veteran Cuadras, even on a short notice situation, will be heavily favored to win the vacant belt, but must now study up on the youngster, “Bam” Rodriguez