Former junior bantamweight world titlist Carlos Cuadras (36-3-1, 27 KOs), 29, of Mexico, will try to get back on the winning track when he faces Ricardo Nunez (29-7, 23 KOs), 30, of Panama, in a 10-round fight on Aug. 18 in Mexico City. Cuadras, who is moving up to bantamweight, has lost two fights in a row and three of four. His two consecutive defeats came by decision to Juan Francisco Estrada in September on the Superfly 1 card and to McWilliams Arroyo in February on Superfly 2, after which entered a rehabilitation facility for treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. In September 2016, he also lost a hard-fought junior bantamweight world title fight to then-pound-for-pound king Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez. Nunez is 0-2 in flyweight world title fights, getting stopped in the eighth round by Moruti Mthalane in 2012 and dropping an eight-round technical decision to Juan Carlos Reveco in 2013.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer75d ago