Not only will we see flyweight action on HBO this Saturday, we’re going to get it in high gear as RING champion Roman Gonzalez defends against former 108-pound titlist Edgar Sosa. Our own Anson Wainwright sat down with “Chocolatito” to get his thoughts on a huge opportunity.
Filipino flyweight prospect Joebert Alvarez will take a significant step-up in competition on Saturday when he faces WBO/WBA beltholder Juan Estrada in a non-title match in Estrada’s hometown of Hermosillo, Mexico. Alvarez’s trainer Nonito Donaire Sr. says he’s ready.
Fans from around the globe share their thoughts on Roman Gonzalez’s RING flyweight title-winning stoppage of Akira Yaegashi, Juan Estrada’s dominant TKO of Giovani Segura, Carl Frampton’s IBF 122-pound title winning decision over Kiko Martinez, mythical matchups, and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Juan Francisco Estrada scored a dominant 11th-round technical knockout over former junior flyweight champion Giovani Segura at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City on Saturday night. The time of stoppage was 1:33.
Fans from around the world share their thoughts on the weekend’s two anticipated flyweight championships, Akira Yaegashi vs. Roman Gonzalez and Juan Estrada vs. Giovani Segura, plus the Kiko Martinez-Carl Frampton rematch and Showtime’s tripleheader in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Former junior flyweight champ Giovani Segura, a veteran slugger who is no stranger to the ups and downs of pro boxing, will get another shot at a title run when he faces WBA/WBO flyweight titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada on Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico.
From Sept. 5-10 all five world flyweight titles – THE RING championship and the four major sanctioning bodies – will be on the line in three excellent matchups. In honor of the often over-looked division, Lee Groves presents 10 of the most notable 112-pound championships of all time.
Mike Tyson will be inducted into the Nevada Hall of Fame on Aug. 10, along with former titleholder Mike McCallum and the late Diego Corrales.
From TheRingDigital YouTube channel: RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer gave his post-fight thoughts on the heated action and drama of the Brian Viloria-Hernan Marquez/Roman Gonzalez-Juan Estrada doubleheader from the L.A. Sports Arena.