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Sor Rungvisai Beats Estrada in Hellacious Firefight

Los Angeles, The Forum (February 24, 2018)- Srisaket Sor Rungvisai 43-4-1 (39KO’s) shocked the world last September knocking out Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez on the aptly dubbed “Superfly” in Los Angeles. Sor Rungvisai faced tough tactical Mexican Juan Francisco Estrada 36-3-0 (25KO’s) in the sequel “Superfly 2”. A victory over Estrada would prove the Gonzalez win was no fluke. In front of 7,827 rowdy fans at The Forum in Los Angeles the two met for supremacy over the titanic tiny men.

Estrada fired counter left hands to the head of the steam rolling power puncher during the first two rounds, boxing in the mode of Juan Manuel Marquez. During the third round Rungvisai warmed up. Rungvisai launched thudding body shots and followed up to the head with a right-left combo at the end of the fourth, shifting momentum in his favor. Power shots from Rungvisai in the fifth through seventh rounds edged the middle of a razor close fight.

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Rungvisai Lands during an Exchange of Hooks With Estrada. Photo Lina Baker @seeyouringside

Estrada’s corner implored the Mexican from Hermosillo to turn it on in the eighth round. Boxing, moving, and banging; Estrada landed big left hands at the head of the plodding Thai tank. Continuing to damage the Thai fighter until a right hand landed at the end of the tenth from Rungvisai, Estrada swung momentum. The fight was close opening the twelfth round with Rungvisai appearing to have a slight edge. Both fighters put on a show, trading bombs in the center of the ring with Estrada landing the best shots on a tiring champion.

On scores of 114-114, 115-113, 117-111 Srisaket Sor Rungvisai won a majority decision that had press row torn on opinions of the outcome. Superfly 2 lived up to the hype and produced one of the great Super Flyweight fights in recent history. The next logical step for both fighters could be a rematch with an interim fight considering the brutality of the encounter.

McWilliams Outpoints Cuadras

A Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry bout served as the co-main event. McWilliams Arroyo 17-3 (14KO’s) out slugged the slick Carlos Cuadras 36-3-1 (27KO’s) over ten rounds. Cuadras boxed and fired combinations from all angles, but it was the cleaner power shots of Arroyo that determined the outcome. Cuadras tired down the stretch losing punching power. Arroyo’s crisp combinations to push back the Mexican were the difference in the fight. Scores read an odd 95-95, 98-92, and 97-93 for McWilliams Arroyo in a Majority decision. The fight wasn’t nearly as wide as the atrocious 98-92. Cuadras simply couldn’t hurt or do enough to keep Arroyo from mounting his offense.

Off for two years since losing to Roman Gonzalez, Arroyo returned in a solid performance to put himself back into the mix of a hot Super Flyweight division.

“People underestimate me because I’ve been off for two years but I’ve been in the gym the entire time training.” “When the opportunity presented itself, I was ready for Cuadras

and knew I’d be victorious.” Arroyo said after the fight.

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McWilliams Arroyo lands a solid jab on Carlos Cuadras. Photo Lina Baker @seeyoringside

Nietes Finally Picks up High Profile Victory in the US

Filipino Donnie Nietes (40-1-4 22KO’s) has been one of those under the radar fighters spoken about by one-upping die hard boxing fans. The simple knowledge of his existence and following his career lends cred to the arsenal of boxing troll argumenta. Nietes is under the radar no longer. The IBF Flyweight champion opened the HBO telecast against mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Reveco 39-3 (19KO’s) with a bang of a knockout. A big left hand in the seventh sent Reveco down, seeing their man was hurt the corner jumped in to save Reveco from any future punishment giving Nietes the victory via TKO7.

“There has been talk of me fighting ‘Chocolatito’ next, that’s a fight I want.” “I’d also like to fight the winner of ‘Sor Rungvisai/Estrada.” Nietes said after the fight.

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Donnie Nietes defends his IBF Flyweight title via TKO7. Photo Lina Baker @seeyouringside

Dalakian Shuts Out Viloria Wins WBA Flyweight Title

Ukranian Artem Dalakian 16-0 (11KO’s) out boxed and beat the “Hawaiian Punch” Brain Viloria to the punch over twelve one sided rounds to pick up the WBA Flyweight strapduring the untelevised undercard. Suffering a bad cut Viloria couldn’t get his punches off and had no answer for the movement and speed of the schooled Ukranian. On scores of 118-109 on all three cards Dalakian celebrates winning his first championship. “I loved fighting in the United States and I can’t want to comeback and fight in Los Angeles.” said Dalakian.

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Artem Dalakian lands a right hand on Brian Viloria. Photo Lina Baker @seeyouringside




About Albert Baker

Writer/Producer/Director of the Under the Hand Wraps documentary series and owner of Albert Baker is currently based in Fresno, California and has been covering boxing since 2014.

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