Super flyweight king Srisaket Sor Rungvisai has signed with Matchroom Boxing, and word is that he’ll make his first DAZN appearance against a familiar foe this upcoming spring.
I’m ecstatic to announce the signing of @WBCBoxing and @ringmagazine champ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai to the @MatchroomBoxing team! Next fight announced very soon live on @DAZN_USA and @SkySportsBoxing pic.twitter.com/yT4sDCgc3C— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) January 30, 2019
Fernando Barbosa of Zona ESPN reports that Sor Rungvisai (47-4, 41 KO) and Juan Francisco Estrada (38-3, 26 KO) have come to terms for a rematch ahead of their scheduled purse bid, while The Ring’s Mike Coppinger claims that the card will take place on April 6th and include a super bantamweight unification bout.
Breaking:— @BarbosaBox (@BarbosaBox) January 30, 2019
The WBC purse bid scheduled for 2/1/19 with regards to Srisaket Sor Ruvingsai Vs. Gallo Estrada 2 has been cancelled.
Both Matchroom and Zanfer have reached an agreement!
Srisaket Sor Ruvingsai Vs. Gallo Estrada 2
Hay tiro on DAZN US!
April or May
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Sources: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai’s debut on DAZN will be a rematch with Juan Francisco Estrada. The fight is slated to take place April 6 in Los Angeles on a card alongside Danny Roman-TJ Doheny. Rungvisai is The Ring’s 115-pound champion; he outpointed Estrada in a war in Feb.— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) January 30, 2019
DAZN has a strong roster in the lower weight classes, including fellow super flyweight titlist Kal Yafai and both of the super bantamweight champions in the tweet above. Notably, it has the entirety of the bantamweight lineup of the current Super Series should Sor Rungvisai elect to move to 118 pounds.
Before all that, though, he has Estrada to deal with in a wholly welcome rematch. It’ll be nice to see Sor Rungvisai in action against the elite again.