By Steve Kim
On Saturday night Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1, 40 KOs) emphatically defeated Roman Gonzalez in their rematch, stopping the Nicaraguan star in four rounds in front of a sell-out crowd at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
With the victory, Sor Rungvisai retained the WBC super flyweight title.
Earlier on this card, Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2, 25 KOs) won a close, hard-fought twelve round decision over Carlos Cuadras in what was a WBC eliminator for the 115-pound title. Meaning that Sor Rungvisai is now slated to face Estrada.
Tom Loeffler, who organized this show that was televised on HBO, said of that potential fight - "I think that's a great match-up. I was sitting next to Peter Nelson(the head of HBO Sports) and he's invested heavily in the super flyweight division and so that's a natural match-up and we'll just have to figure out what's the best show to put it on."
So when might this take place?
"We'll have to see if there's any suspensions," said Loeffler, to a group of reporters after the fights had concluded.
"It looked like Sor Rungvisai came out pretty clean and it looked like Estrada didn't take many punches. So if it makes sense, we can try to do this by the end of the year or early next year."
Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com