Srisaket Sor Rungvisai wants third fight with Juan Francisco Estrada, explains not fighting southpaw

By Scott Christ@scblh1

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai dropped the WBC super flyweight title last night in his rematch with Juan Francisco Estrada, and the Thai star is hoping that he’ll get a chance at a third fight with the new titleholder from Mexico.

Sor Rungvisai (47-5-1, 41 KO) said through a translator that Estrada (39-3, 26 KO) prepared very well, and he didn’t complain about the decision. He said that it could have been a draw, in his opinion, but didn’t cry robbery or anything like that.

“I definitely want the rematch,” he said. “And I want to personally ask Juan Francisco Estrada to give me the opportunity for the rematch the way that I gave him the opportunity.”

What may have cost Srisaket the fight more than anything was a puzzling decision to fight right-handed for much of the bout. A natural southpaw, he had much more success when he went with his normal left-handed stance.

He was asked about that decision, and said, “I know that Estrada prepared to fight a southpaw, and I can fight in both stances. That’s why I fought right-handed.” He admitted he should have turned southpaw sooner.

Sor Rungvisai said Estrada was “faster and stronger” than he was in their March 2018 meeting, and that he wants a third fight “as soon as possible,” saying he would “dedicate everything” in training for that bout.

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