Flyweight kingpin and pound-for-pound standout Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez has an ambitious target for his eventual move to 115 pounds: undefeated WBC champion Carlos Cuadras, The two are reportedly making "excellent progress" in their negotiations for the possible clash.
Several complications remain, including Gonzalez's upcoming title defense against McWilliams Arroyo and Cuadras' mandatory title defense against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, but it's a damn interesting prospect.
Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KO) took the belt in May of 2014 with a technical decision over Sor Rungvisai and has put together five successful title defenses, the most significant of them a unanimous decision over Panamanian bruiser Luis Concepcion last April. Cuadras is likely the best fighter in the division behind Naoya Inoue and a legitimate challenge for the heretofore-unstoppable Gonzalez.
With Arroyo and Juan Francisco Estrada at 112, Donnie Nietes at 108, and now Cuadras at 115, there's no shortage of challengers for the man considered the best in the world. The next couple of years are going to be fascinating to watch.