By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
On Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Los Angeles Forum in Inglewood, California, Juan Francisco Estrada (39-3 / 26 by KO) won the WBC Super Flyweight title by a unanimous twelve round decision over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-5-1 / 41 by KO).
Estrada lost narrowly to Rungvisai by decision back in February 2018, but on this night in their rematch he did not wait and dominated right from the opening bell. On my scorecard Estrada was far ahead after the first eight rounds by simply being on target in every phase of the art of boxing mechanics.
Knowing he was behind, Rungvisai made a fight of it by winning a few of the late rounds to make it interesting, but it was the overall superior performance of Estrada that imprinted his name on this fight.
The official judges scores were 115-113, 116-112, and 115-113 … my scorecard was 8 to 4 in rounds, 116-112, for the winner Estrada.
For Estrada, there are some outstanding boxers and some big money matches ahead in this very talented 115 pound weight division; they are Donnie Nietes (42-1-5), Khalid Yafai (25-0), Jerwin Ancajas (30-1-1), Andrew Moloney (18-0), Kazuto Ioka (23-2), or a possible move up from 112 pounds Kosei Tanaka (13-0) .
Hopefully the promoters agree and can put these bouts together – the time is now and fans are waiting!