Estrada Stops Cuadras in 11
WBC super flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (41-3, 28 KOs) of Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico scored a spectacular eleventh round TKO against Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (39-4-1, 27 KOs) of Sinaloa, Mexico in a rematch on Friday night at TV Azteca Studios in Mexico City in what was a classic Mexican battle.
It was a very fast paced opening round as Estrada and Cuadras came out swinging. In round two, Cuadras worked off the jab, Estrada worked his way. In the third round, Cuadras dropped Estrada with a left hook. Going back and forth there were some even rounds as Cuadras used his hand speed and quickness to outbox Estrada. The champ, pressured and connected solidy throughout the fight. Late in the fight in the eleventh, Estrada dropped Cuadras as Cuadras appeared weak getting up for the cound. Estrada attacked and finished Cuadras as the referee stopped the fight at 2:22.
Estrada retains his title and sets up the rematch with Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez. Chocolatito and Estrada met back in 2012 as Chocolatito won a unaimous decision.
Nicaragua's WBA super flyweight champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (50-2, 41 KOs) looked like his old self as he won a dominant unanimous decision over Israel Gonzalez (25-4, 11 KOs) of Mexico in successfully defending his title in the co-feature bout.
The Mexican Gonzalez was off to a fast start in the early rounds connecting Chocolatito with combinations. However the Nicaraguan Gonzalez patiently boxed and connected with the right hand numerous times but the Mexican held his own. Halfway through the fight Chocolatito slowly began to breakdown Gonzalez as he outworked the Mexican fighter. The pressure from the champ was to overwhelming throghout the fight taking it to Gonzalez in route to the dominant decision win.
The judges scored the bout 118-110, 117-111, and 116-112. With the win Chocolatito retains his WBA flyweight title as the rematch between the winner of the main event is imminent.
WBC flyweight champion “Rey” Julio Cesar Martinez (17-1, 13 KOs) battered late sub Moises “Taz” Calleros (33-10-1, 17 KOs) in two rounds. Martinez dropped Calleros in the opening round and continued to punish Calleros as the referee stepped in to waive it at 2:42 of the second.
Unbeaten super middleweight Diego Pacheco (10-0, 8 KOs) knocked out Juan Antonio Mendez (12-3-2, 8 KOs) in round two. Pacheco, in control all the way, dropped Mendez in round two with an uppercut and the fight was immediately waved off. Time was 2:02.
Unbeaten middleweight Austin “Ammo” Williams (6-0, 5 KOs) halted Esau Herrera (19-12-1, 8 KOs) in round five. Referee stoppage at 1:36.
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