The lightest weight divisions in Boxing are poised to bring the fans great action in 2022 with great rematches already planned such as Sor Rungisai vs Carlos Cuadras II, signing another one that promises to collide two monsters of the Sweet Science.
COVID-19 continues to affect the sports world, and boxing is not excluded from this. The main event for February 5 in Phoenix, Arizona has been changed due to the contamination of Jessie Vargas, so the clash that will sparkle the night is a rematch that promises to thrill fans: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Carlos Cuadras. The lightest weight classes of the Sweet Science have a great schedule for the coming months of 2022.
The Thai Rungvisai and Carlos Cuadras clashed in 2014 in Mexico City in a battle for the WBC Super Flyweight World Title. On that occasion, Prince Cuadras was crowned new monarch of the 115lb category. However, the way the fight ended was an invitation to a rematch, which will take place almost 8 years later.
During round 8 of a very intense fight, Cuadras got a cut in his left eye due to a head conflict with Sor Rungvisai. The injury didn’t allow the Sinaloa native to advance, so it was necessary to go to the punctuation mark so far to have a winner: Cuadras overcame Rungvisai, who was deducted a point for the headbutt which he gave to Carlos. Both fighters meet again in the ring for the same world boxing title.
The best upcoming fights of the lightest boxing weight classes
On the horizon of boxing fans, not only Sor Rungvisai vs Carlos Cuadras II appears as a promising fight of the smallest divisions. Probably none of the heavier classes above offer the clash of their top dogs in consecutive months. Get ready because the action won’t stop.
Panya Pradabsri vs Wanheng Menayothin II. Since January 25, there have been elite fights in the small categories of boxing. The Thai Pradabsri (37-1-0) defends his WBC World Minimum title in a rematch against experienced compatriot Wanheng Menayothin (55-1-0). Pradabsri broke Menayothin’s undefeated 54 fight streak and took the WBC belt from him with a unanimous decision win in November 2020.
Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman Gonzalez III. Exactly one month after Rungvisai vs Cuadras II, the Super flyweight division has another world title fight and, perhaps, a contender for the Fight of the Year award with the third clash between Gallo (42-3-0) and Chocolate (50-3-0). So far the score is 1-1.
The Nicaraguan Fourth Division World Champion defeated Estrada in a unanimous decision in Los Angeles in 2012. At the time, Gonzalez was considered one of the best Pound for Pound boxers in the world. In 2021 the Mexican conquered Chocolate over a controversial split decision. This latest fight between them holds the current record for most punches in a 112lbs fight with 2500.
Naoya Inoue vs Nonito Donaire II. In 2019, one of the most memorable battles between The monster and The Philippine Flash. The Japanese fighter was nearly knocked out and lost his undefeated but his granite chin saved him and also helped him steal Nonito’s WBA World Bantam belt.
Two years later, Inoue (22-0-0, 19 KO’s) is at the peak of his career trying to take another step towards the 118 lbs world title unification. On his behalf, Donaire has made an incredible comeback to the boxing elite by becoming the WBC World Bantam Champion. A battle for the world title between the Japanese three-division world champion and the four-division Philippine monarch is reportedly set to take place in Japan in April, according to the report. boxing scene.