Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, the number one rated WBC super flyweight, will face WBC and P4P champion Roman Gonzalez on March 18th at Madison Square Garden on the Gennady Golovkin – Daniel Jacobs PPV undercard.
Roman Gonzalez was presumed to be gearing up for a rematch with his fight of the year candidate with Carlos Cuadras whom he won the WBC title from. Gonzalez chimed that his financial demands were not being adequately handled for such a fight on a stage as big as the Mecca of boxing on PPV. Gonzalez, arguably one of the most fan friendly fighter’s in boxing, decided to pass on Cuadras, though was due to make his mandatory incase the rematch fell through.
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1 38 KOs) boasts an impressive fighting style that has accounted for 38 KOs and will give fans in New York City and watching around the world a favorable show with Gonzalez. Sor suffered 3 of his losses in his first five outings as a professional. His first fight he faced and lost against Akira Yaegashi, who’s now a 3 division champion – not exactly a loss to be embarrassed about. Certainly Sor fought through his growing pains and would rattle off 26 consecutive wins before losing to a one Carlos Cuadras. Cuadras, as mentioned above, is a former champion and a top rated super flyweight.
The vast majority of wins for Sor have come inside Thailand. He’s only fought outside his home country four times with his last being in Mexico against Cuadras two years ago. Making the jump to Manhattan in front of 20,000 fans will be no easy task indeed, especially against the widely accepted “pound for pound” champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.
Fans win with this fight announcement. Gonzalez is in a stacked division with a number of exciting options, including Sor. Don’t expect this fight to go the distance.