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Chocolatito vs. Sor Rungvisai Will Happen, Says Sulaiman

by Pablo Fletes, notifight.com

The President of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaimán, held his traditional meeting Mexico on Friday afternoon. The conference took place in the Restaurant La Fonda Mexicana, in Mexico City.

And there, while speaking to journalists, Sulaiman confirmed that Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez will defend the WBC super flyweight world title against mandatory challenger, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand.

According to Sulaiman, the fight will take place on March 18th at Madison Square Garden in New York, as the HBO Pay-Per-View co-feature to Gennady Golovkin's defense of the WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO middleweight titles against mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs.

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Sulaiman also stated that former world champion Carlos Cuadras, who wanted an immediate rematch with Chocolatito, will see action on the undercard. Cuadras lost his title to Chocolatito last September in Los Angeles.

The end of the year was a bit stormy for Chocolatito, due to the death of his trainer Arnulfo Obando, who suffered a bad stroke and passed away a few days later.

Sor Rungvisai has a record of 41-4-1, with 38 knockouts. He won the WBC super flyweight title in May 2013, but lost it in just his second defense against the Cuadras.

It should be noted that he had seven fights as champion, without the title at stake, and won them all. And after the loss to Cuadras in May of 2014, he's built his way back with a 14-fight winning streak in less than three years time.

Chocolatito however, has a luxurious record of 46-0, with 38 knockouts. He has been minimumweight and junior flyweight world champion of the World Boxing Association, the WBC flyweight world champion and now holds the WBC super flyweight belt. Obviously, he is odd-on favorite to come away with the victory in the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Idunnoshet on 01-08-2017

[QUOTE=thecomedian2;17335243]You Haters keep on Hating, Roman is fighting his mandatory, something Cuadras did not for 6 fights.. Roman took Cuadras Cherry and his WBC belt to Nicaragua making boxing history and cementing his Pound for Pound King Status.. Roman Keeps…

Comment by KnockoutKings on 01-08-2017

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;17335476]That's false I.d.i.ot, learn about the rules. You have 18 months to make the mandatory, Cuadras did that when he fought with Concepcion then he had 18 months or 12 to make the mandatory, he never duck the Thai, piece…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 01-07-2017

[QUOTE=Nic-atl-Nahuac;17336121]Gonzalez is doing to Cuadras what Cuadras did to Rungvisai. The only difference is that Chocolatito will give Cuadras the rematch in september unlike Cuadras who didnt give the thai fighter the rematch.[/QUOTE] You are crazy, read about the rules…

Comment by Nic-atl-Nahuac on 01-07-2017

[QUOTE=Mexican_Puppet;17336087]Read the rules about specials fights, he didn't duck the Thai. Gonzalez ducked two times the rematch with Cuadras, that's a fact.[/QUOTE] Gonzalez is doing to Cuadras what Cuadras did to Rungvisai. The only difference is that Chocolatito will give…

Comment by Mexican_Puppet on 01-07-2017

[QUOTE=Nic-atl-Nahuac;17335992]Here carlos cuadras is talking about his mandatory with srisaket. This video was posted a little over a year ago. That fight didnt happen!! Carlos Cuadras ducking! [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DtY26OeXMQ[/url][/QUOTE] Read the rules about specials fights, he didn't duck the Thai. Gonzalez…

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