By Miguel Rivera
WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26KOs) proclaims that he's ready for his mandatory defence against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (46-6-1, 23KOs).
Cuadras captured the title from the though Thai in May of 2014 with an eight round technical decision. The fight was stopped early due a cut sustained by Cuadras over his left eye after a clash of heads.
The former champion has won 10 fights since and 9 of them by knockout.
“I have to train even harder and be ready for everything. Probably that will be my first fight of 2016 as he is the mandatory challenger, but for the moment there is no date confirmed,” Cuadras explained.
For this year, the fighter from Sinaloa will try to add more defenses to his unbeaten record. He's made five so far.
“I believe that the discipline and consistency during these months were crucial to maintain my position as the world champion. I trained really hard in every single training camp, I learned lots of new things after being with trainer Rudy Hernández in the United States. But also I made three defenses with the help of Lorenzo Lopez. You can always learn something from everyone. And that’s the key for not having the same perpetual style,” Cuadras said.
For his last fight with Koki Eto in Sendai, Japan, Cuadras was training with Rudy Hernandez in California - something he would like to repeat.
“I enjoyed training in the United States. There are lots of great sparring partners. I training with Rudy, as he gives me a lot of different things [in camp] and I believe this was the best decision to keep learning things. In this sport you must be always learning new things, the proof of that is the impressive way in which I won my last bout," Cuadras said.