Juan Francisco Estrada boxes and punches his way past Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
During their first fight last year, Juan Francisco Estrada came on strong in the later rounds against WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Some wondered if Estrada had figured Sor Rungvisai out. If so, would he be able to continue his success in their rematch?
Estrada, a former flyweight champion, used quick feet and fast hands to defeat Sor Rungvisai by unanimous decision and capture Sor Rungvisai’s title at the Forum in Inglewood, CA Friday night.
The scores were 116-112, and 115-113 (twice)
Estrada (39-3, 26 KOs) was the sharper fighter for most of the 12 rounds. He popped Sor Rungvisai with jabs and crisp combinations. Estrada threw more punches than Sor Rungvisai and landed at a higher percentage.
He caught Sor Rungvisai (41-5-1, 41 KOs) with a number of heavy shots to the chin. Estrada worked the body, while Sor Rungvisai landed some counters. Estrada continued to outwork Sor Rungvisai in the middle rounds.
The defending champion looked sluggish at times, and lacked his usual power. Estrada,28, was landing three punches to one.
Sor Rungvisai,32, mounted a rally in rounds 10 and 11, but Estrada was back in control in the 12th and final round.
“Thanks to the people of Mexico for supporting me,“said Estrada. “We were one hundred percent prepared.”