Srisaket Sor Rungvisai scored the biggest knockout win of his career on September 9, but he isn't expected to rest for long.
Before Sor Rungvisai knocked out Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez on HBO, Juan Francisco Estrada defeated Carlos Cuadras in an extremely close fight on the HBO undercard. With the win, Estrada became the mandatory challenger to Sor Rungvisai's WBC super flyweight title, which he retained against Chocolatito.
Promoter Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions spoke to reporters after the fight and said he is trying to get a Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada fight sometime in late 2017 or early 2018.
"We'll have to see if there's any suspensions," Loeffler said. "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."
Estrada scored a unanimous decision win over Cuadras (114-113, 114-113, 114-113), thanks in large part to a 10th-round knockdown Estrada scored. Estrada is a former unified flyweight world champion and challenged Chocolatito for the WBA light flyweight world title.
Sor Rungvisai and Chocolatito had the rematch after Sor Rungivsai scored a controversial decision win earlier this year and the WBC ordered a rematch in order to have a definitive winner. The Sor Rungvisai vs. Chocolatito rematch headlined the HBO card that was filled with super flyweight title fights and title eliminators. Naoya Inoue defended his WBO super flyweight title by stopping Antonio Nieves.