Srisaket Sor Rungvisai destroys Roman Gonzalez… Estrada defeats Cuadras – Results


Story:  Jeff Sorby

WBC super flyweight world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (43-4-1, 39 KOs) dealt former multiple world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs) a terrible defeat in knocking him out in the 4th round on Saturday night in the main event of the “SuperFly” Card on HBO Championship Boxing at the Stub Hub Center in Carson. California.

Rungvisai was hitting Gonzalez at will with huge power shots in rounds 1-3. In the 4th, Rungvisai knocked Gonzalez down hard with a big shot to the head. Gonzalez got back up but was quickly knocked down a second time.

This time there would be no getting back up for “Chocolatito,” as the referee Tom Taylor stopped the fight at 1:18. Gonzalez was not going to be able to get back up to continue fighting even if he wanted to. He was hurt, lying on his back and staring up at the ceiling.

There was nothing competitive about the fight. Rungvisai was unloading on Gonzalez in the first 3 rounds, and making a lot of noise each time he would land. The impact of Rungvisai’s shots to the head of Gonzalez was brutal. Rungvisai was hitting Gonzalez with shots that you would expect from a lightweight, not a super flyweight. But in looking at how big Rungvisai was after he rehydrated, he looked like a lightweight


For his part, Gonzalez still looked like a guy that belongs in the flyweight division. He was too small to be inside the ring with Rungvisai, and it was the same situation in the first fight. The fact that Gonzalez was able to hang with Rungvisai and lose a 12 round decision last March in fight No.1 between them is a testament to the huge talent of Gonzalez. But it was a size mismatch.

The victory for Rungvisai, 30, closes the show for the 2-fights between him and Gonzalez once and for all, I hope. Rungvisai needs to move on to face guys that are more his size at super flyweight like WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue. Juan Francisco Estrada is now Rungvisai’s mandatory challenger after he beat Carlos Cuadras tonight. He’s an option for Rungvisai as well. I think the fans would like to see a unification fight between Rungvisai and Inoue. I’m not sure if Inoue’s management is interested in a fight against Rungvisai. It would have been better or Inoue if Gonzalez had beaten Rungvisai, as he’s a bigger name than Rungvisai. Gonzalez vs. Inoue would play out well in Tokyo, Japan. I don’t think Inoue-Rungvisai is nearly as big.


Gonzalez’s next move with his boxing career will be interesting to see. I don’t know what he’s going to do. If he stays at 115, he’ll likely get bludgeoned by the bigger fighters in this weight class no matter who he faces. If Gonzalez moves back down to the flyweight division, he could do well, as long as his punch resistance is still there. You never know. Gonzalez took a career’s worth of hard shots in his last 3 fights against Rungvisai and Cuadras. It was not a smart move on Gonzalez’s part to move up to super flyweight. Hopefully, it’s not too late for him to realize that mistake and move back down to 112.


Former WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2, 25 KOs) overcame a slow start to come on in the second half of the contest to defeat former WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California.

The win for Estrada, 27, makes him the No.1 WBC mandatory challenger to WBC 115 lb. champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. As good as Rungvisai looked tonight, Estrada might be better off moving back down to 112 and picking up where he left off in beating all comers.

The 3 judges scored the fight 114-113, 114-113 and 114-113, all for Estrada. It was definitely a close fight. Cuadras looked very good in the first quarter of the fight. He was too big, too strong and too active for Estrada during those rounds. If Cuadras had continued to fight at that level, he would have won the fight with ease. However, Cuadras started to tire in round 5, and Estrada was able to come on and take over the fight.

After the fight, the ringside announcer goofed up and announced that Cuadras had won the fight. The boxing crowd at the Stub Hub Center hated the decision, and they booed loudly. Cuadras was jubilant at thing he won the fight. He went to all around the ring, waving to the boxing fans in the crowd.


It was pretty funny when the ringside announcer corrected his mistake and said that Estrada was the winner. Poor Cuadras looked like he lost his best friend. He looked miserable. I don’t know how Cuadras could think he won the fight, as he was knocked down in round 10 by a hard-right hand from Estrada and dominated in the entire second half of the fight.

Cuadras did fight remarkably well in rounds 1 through 4. But starting in the 5th, you could see that Cuadras was tired, and unable to fight Estrada off. Estrada was attacking Cuadras constantly in the last 9 rounds.

Estrada didn’t always get the better of the action though. I thought Cuadras fought well enough to win rounds 9 and 12. It was pretty close as far as the rounds won by both fighters. The main difference in the fight was the knockdown. That really saved Estrada from losing the fight is he didn’t get the knockdown in round 10m he surely would have come up empty.

Estrada will need to make a lot of improvements in his game if he wants to beat Rungvisai, because right now he looks too small and weak to do the job.


WBO super flyweight world champion Naoya “The Monster” Inoue (14-0, 12 KOs) easily took care of Antonio “Carita” Nieves (17-2-2, 9 KOs) in beating him by a 6th round retirement stoppage on Saturday night on the “SuperFly” card at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. Continue reading












LOS ANGELES, CA (March 1, 2017) In front of a packed house of media on Tuesday in Los Angeles, Unified Middleweight World Champion, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN, (36-0, 33 KO’s) and former WBC Super Flyweight World Champion, CARLOS “PRINCIPE” CUADRAS, (36-1-1, 27 KO’s), both showed they are in excellent shape and rare form heading into battle on Saturday, Mar. 18.


From The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden, Golovkin will defend his titles against WBA Middleweight World Champion DANIEL “THE MIRACLE MAN” JACOBS, (32-1, 29 KO’s) while Cuadras will be featured in a special attraction 10-round clash against cross-town Mexico City rival DAVID “SEVERO” CARMONA, (20-3-5, 8 KO’s).


The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.


GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO Middleweight Champion)

“I’m very excited for Daniel, he has good boxing style, a very high boxing IQ and he has a lot of power. I think he was the best amateur from the East Coast. This is a very serious fight for me. He must have moved to the West Coast to get the best training because he feels they can help him.”


“He’s a couple inches taller than me, I’ve faced taller middleweights but he has power and is a true champion. My focus right now is on Daniel Jacobs; I understand this is a true fight.”


“I won’t be surprised if he starts out quickly, I understand his power and boxing IQ. I’ll be ready for him from the first round to the last round.”


“After the loss to Pirog, Daniel is a smarter, stronger, much better fighter. Daniel is stronger, his body looks big. This is the biggest chance of his career.”


“This is my first fight of the year so I’m very excited, whatever happens after this I’ll be concerned about after the fight with Daniel.”


“Last year there was too much talking with Canelo, Saunders, Eubank and Froch; this game is more serious than that, Daniel he is ready. I think this year will be much better.”


“This is a new year, Daniel is from Brooklyn, Madison Square Garden is my home and it will be a great atmosphere on March 18.”


“Training camp has been great, I know my job and I’m ready for Daniel.”


TOM LOEFFLER, Managing Director of K2 Promotions

“We’re excited about this fight March 18, since we announced there has been a tremendous amount of interest from the fans and media, it’s clearly the two best middleweights fighting each other at Madison Square Garden, both with over 90% knockout ratios. This is really a throwback fight, a true definition of the best fighting the best.”


“This is a fight that Gennady gets motivated by, he has a ton of respect for Danny Jacobs, as we all do for what Danny’s accomplished inside the ring and outside as a person and a fighter. Both Gennady and Danny are great ambassadors for the sport. They are great representatives of the sport and that’s what the fans appreciate—two quality champions inside the ring and outside the ring.”


“With Roman Gonzalez fighting Rungvisai, Carlos Cuadras fighting David Carmona and Ryan Martin fighting ‘Pee Wee’ Cruz in separate fights on March 18, we’re really providing value for the fans and those watching on HBO Pay-Per-View.”


ABEL SANCHEZ, Trainer of Golovkin

“We’ve been in camp now for about seven weeks, last week was our first week of sparring, we have two more weeks and we should be right on schedule to do what we need on March 18.”


Golovkin and Jacobs have an extraordinary, combined 35 consecutive knockouts heading into this highly anticipated battle.


The HBO Sports special “24/7 Golovkin/Jacobs” will premiere Saturday, Mar. 4 at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT).  The special will provide all-new content including portraits of both fighters’ path to this significant showdown. The show will also be available on HBO ON DEMAND®, HBO GO® and HBO NOW and affiliate portals.


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GOLOVKIN vs. JACOBS is presented by K2 Promotions. Tickets priced at $1000, $600, $400, $300, $200 and $100, are now on sale and can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at or




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ChocolatitoFollowing their epic battle to a draw on April 15th, at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles, Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai, (26-3-2, 23 KO’s)and Jesus “Renuente” Soto-Karass, (28-10-4, 18 KO’s), will meet in the ring once again on Saturday, September 10th at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles. The bout will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The rematch between Yoshihiro Kamegai and Jesus Soto-Karass is a junior middleweight clash scheduled to go ten rounds, and will support HBO’s main event between WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (45-0-0, 38 KO’s) and WBC super flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KO’s).

“I am very grateful to K2 Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Teiken Promotions in making this rematch and honored to be on the Roman Gonzalez- Carlos Cuadras undercard at the Fabulous Forum,” said Yoshihiro Kamegai. “Jesus Soto-Karass and I had a great fight in April. I have a lot of respect for Soto-Karass. He is a warrior. I hope to put on another exciting fight with him in front of the great Southern California Boxing Fans.”

“I am excited to come back to the ring against such a great warrior like Yoshihiro Kamegai,” said Jesus Soto-Karass. “We put on a great show in April and I am sure we will deliver another great show in September. We are both great warriors who come forward and are willing to leave it all in the ring. This re-match will serve for one of us to finally emerge victorious, as we give the fans of Los Angeles a fight of a lifetime.”

“If fans thought the first Kamegai and Soto-Karass fight was an epic Fight of the Year contender, let me just say this-on September 10th, both fighters will be coming back in the ring with a vengeance to prove who is the true winner in this rematch,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Both of these fighters are fierce warriors and the fans can expect to witness what could be the beginning of the next big rivalry in the sport.”

“We’ve very excited to add this highly anticipated rematch between Yoshihiro Kamegai and Jesus Soto-Karass to this outstanding event, “said Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. “With their first fight ending in a hotly contested draw and the huge demand from fans and media for a rematch, it’s a perfect fit for this card at the Fabulous Forum, home to decades of memorable battles. As we’ve always tried to do, adding a sensational co-feature to this event provides non-stop action for those in the arena. This will be the fourth consecutive time Roman and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin have fought on the same date televised by HBO and this ‘winning combination’ affirms this as the strongest international boxing day of the year.”

In their first bout which ended in a split decision draw (97-93, Kamegai, 96-94 Soto-Karass and 95-95), Kamegai and Soto-Karass delivered an all-out brawl which had fans packed into the Belasco Theater with a special viewing room opened to accommodate the demand. Given the history of both men, there were high expectations placed on the shoulders of Tokyo’s Kamegai and Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico’s Soto-Karass to put on a fight to remember and while such bouts usually fall short of those expectations, that wasn’t the case in April. Both warriors went head-to-head in ten thrilling rounds that had fans in an uproar. When the fight had ended and the judges’ scores were read, no one complained it was a draw because in a bout like that–no fighter deserved to lose. And despite the heated nature of the battle, both fighters have agreed to do it again, with the fans likely to be the biggest winners on September 10.

Mostly fighting in his native Japan, Kamegai burst on to the boxing scene in the United States with a 2014 “Fight of the Year” candidate against former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, an epic 12-round battle that was awarded to the California native. Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, Kamegai may have only competed a handful of times in the United States, but with his exciting style and fighting spirit, the 33-year-old has built a sizable fan base, one that is expected to grow for his rematch with Soto-Karass. The former OPBF welterweight champion, Kamegai has been to battle with the likes of Johan Perez and Alfonso Gomez, and if he can defeat Soto Karass, it will be the biggest victory of his nearly 11-year career.

Fighting out of Los Angeles, California, Soto-Karass has faced numerous world champions and contenders over his 15-year career including Keith “One Time” Thurman, Andre Berto, Marcos Maidana, Devon “The Great” Alexander, Yuri Foreman, Alfonso Gomez, “King” Gabriel Rosado, Mike Jones Selcuk Aydin and David Estrada.  Owner of wins over Vince Phillips, David Estrada, Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto, Soto Karass is an aggressive puncher who can handle himself against any fighter willing to step in the ring to face him. A former world title challenger, Soto Karass knows that a win over Kamegai will keep him on the right track to continue fighting for years to come.