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Carlos Cuadras vs. McWilliams Arroyo on Superfly 2, Feb. 24

By Francisco Salazar

Former WBC junior bantamweight titleholder Carlos Cuadras will face McWilliams Arroyo on Feb. 24, it was announced Tuesday afternoon.
The 12 round bout will take place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will precede the main event bout between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada.

Both fight will air live on HBO (9:30 p.m. ET/ 6: 30 p.m. PT).

The two junior bantamweight fights are part of the stellar ‘SuperFly 2’ card. The first ‘SuperFly’ took place on Sept. 9 at the Stubhub Center in nearby Carson, which attracted a large crowd and high ratings on HBO.

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Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 knockouts) lost a close unanimous decision to Estrada on Sept. 9. The Mexico City resident has lost two of his last three bouts, with the other loss against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez in September of 2015.

The 29-year-old Cuadras is now being trained by Abel Sanchez.

“This is exactly what I want,” said Cuadras, who will be training in Big Bear Lake for the Arroyo fight. “(I want) to fight the best fighter in the division on the biggest stages. I love fighting in Los Angeles. If I win this fight, I’ll be one step closer to getting my title back. I can’t be stopped in 2018 and will be a world champion once again.”

Arroyo (16-3, 14 KOs) has not fought since April 23 of last year, when he lost a one-sided decision to Gonzalez. Like Cuadras, Arroyo has lost two of his last three bouts.

“My fight with ‘Chocolatito’ was a great experience,” said Arroyo, who resides in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. “I can’t wait to get to Los Angeles to face Cuadras.”

“We’re very excited to add this classic matchup of Mexico versus Puerto Rico to the ‘SuperFly 2’ HBO tripleheader in what will be one of the most entertaining boxing events in 2018,” said Tom Loeffler of 360 Promotions.

“Carlos Cuadras has proved to be one of the most exciting and most popular fighters in boxing over the last couple of years with his action-packed fights being telecast on HBO. His close fight with Roman Gonzalez last year at the Forum was a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate as was his war with Juan Francisco Estrada at the ‘SuperFly’ event on Sept. 9”

“With previous fights against ‘Chocolatito,’ Cuadras and Williams both know what it takes to face the best in the world and will be very highly motivated for victory on Feb. 24.”

Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV.com, and FightNights.com. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PrBoxing88 on 12-20-2017

[QUOTE=FinitoxDinamita;18330007]Cant really disagree about the mismanagement. Thinking back, Arroyo put up a good fight against an undefeated Amnat ruenreong and took Gonzalez to distance which arent easy tasks. A poster here mentioned how Cuadras is on the decline. If that…

Comment by BrometheusBob. on 12-13-2017

That could be a good fight Any word on what Roman is doing?

Comment by badboyz08 on 12-13-2017

interesting matchup...

Comment by DuckAdonis on 12-12-2017

Good comeback Fight for Cuadras

Comment by sammybee on 12-12-2017

I believe if Cuadras wins, he will be in a position to face face the winner of Rungvisai vs Estrada in future.

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