icon Updated at 11:49 PM EST, Fri Feb 9, 2018

Cuadras Claims Huge Gains From Working With Abel Sanchez

Former WBC super flyweight world champion Carlos Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KO’s) of Mexico City is currently preparing very hard for his upcoming fight on February 24th, when he faces two-time world title challenger McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KO’s) of Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

The event takes place Saturday from the Forum in Los Angeles, CA, and will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Cuadras vs. Arroyo is part of Superfly 2, which is headlined by the super flyweight showdown between WBC world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and mandatory challenger Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2, 25 KO’s).

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Most recently, Cuadras lost a close decision to Estrada at the StubHub Center in Carson on September 9.

After that loss, Cuadras retained the services of veteran trainer Abel Sanchez, who is best known for his work with Gennady Golovkin and Murat Gassiev. 

At his camp perched in the Big Bear Mountains of California, Cuadras, confirms that all the grin and bear it work that he's done with Sanchez, has brought him to peak condition in getting fully ready for Arroyo.

He says that every aspect of his game has improved - including his strength, punching power and stamina.

Baring his soul Carlos stressed -  "Many times you think you just have to train more and more, and that's enough for you, but now it's not like that.  With Abel I've learned new things like how to throw more accurate punches. Also, I have worked on my strength in order to produce more power. With these changes I am sure that we have advanced by more than 200%."

"The new form of training has surprised me, because now I understand that the knockout comes naturally.  But to have knock outs you need to have power. If knew this in the past, I would be able to defeat "Chocolatito" and Rungvisai [by knockout].... today I do not see how they can beat me!"