By Miguel Rivera
McWilliams Arroyo is waiting for the World Boxing Council (WBC) to honor his word and get the opportunity to challenge Srisaket Sor Rungvisai for the world super flyweight championship.
When Arroyo faced the Carlos Cuadras, the World Boxing Council had stated that the winner of the bout would capture the vacant WBC silver championship and would also become the mandatory challenger for the title fight between Juan Francisco "El Gallo" Estrada and Sor Rungvisai, who came away with the victory.
"I'm waiting for some movement, some decision that the WBC will take. It was said that the winner of the fight with Cuadras was going to face the winner of the fight between Sor Rungvisai and Estrada. I'm still waiting to see if we're going to do that. And that (fight with Sor Rungvisai), I would love it because he got two wins over the guy who beat me, which was Chocolatito and is currently the absolute champion in the same organization where I won the [silver]title. I would be interested in that fight, but we are still waiting," Arroyo told Victor Ortiz.
But to Arroyo's surprise (17-3), in the last WBC rankings he was not placed as a mandatory challenger.
"In the ranking they put me at three, they will have their reasons. Estrada was left at one and he just lost with the champion. Chocolatito has been placed at two and he has already lost twice with the champion," Arroyo said.
Meanwhile, promoter Peter Rivera, who advises Arroyo, has made it clear that in the face of the WBC's decision, he would seek other options.
"I am leaning a bit more to fight for the WBO world title that is vacant. The one who is number one is Donnie Nietes. The one who is number two is the Filipino, Aston Palicte. That is who we are talking to, to give us the opportunity, because the television network wants McWilliams and Nietes," said Rivera.
"We are in these conversations, which are quite advanced. We have a tentative date that is June 9 and there is a good chance it will be in San Diego. There is a casino interested in staging this fight."