Srisaket wants third fight with Estrada, explains not fighting southpaw

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Srisaket Sor Rungvisai lost his WBC title to Juan Francisco Estrada in last night’s rematch, and wants to fight him again.

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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