Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Vs Francisco Estrada II Set For April 26th
WBC and Ring magazine Super-Flyweight Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will defend his Flyweight against Juan Francisco Estrada in rematch of their February 2018 fight, where Sor Rungvisai defeat Estrada by Majority Decision to retain his WBC Super-Flyweight title.
On the Card, WBA and IBF Super-Bantamweight World Champions Daniel Roman and TJ Doheny will fight to unify their titles at The Forum, Los Angeles on Friday April 26, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports in the UK.
Pound for Pound Star Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1 41KOs) has defended his title thrice, recently against Iran Diaz in October 2018. Estrada (38-3 26KOs) on the other hand, has won two straight, one against Felipe Orucata at The Forum in September and Victor Mendez in Carson, California in December.
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Roman (26-2-1 10KOs) and Doheny (21-0 15KOs), set to unify their titles are no doubt going to entertain, having been standouts of 2018. Roman have so far defended his title thrice, defeating Japan’ Ryo Matsumoto with wide points decision and in his second, also wide points victory over Moises Flores in Frisco, Dallas in June and then stopped Britain’s Gavin McDonnell in the tenth.
Australian-based Irishman Doheny has also had a very impressive trail of opponents, he won his first title on the road, traveled to Japan and took the strap from Ryosuke Iwasa in Tokyo in August.
His first defense was against Ryohei Takahashi, whom he stopped in the Eleventh Round of their in January at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
“This is the biggest and most important fight of my career,” Roman said. “I haven’t been shy about wanting to unifying the division. This is the fight that I’ve been asking for since I became a World Champion. I need to deliver on my goal of becoming the best and a win against another World Champion puts me in that conversation.
“It will be a new experience for me because I’m not fighting a challenger, I’m fighting another belt holder. It’s exciting in a lot of ways. I’ll be at my best because I’m planning to add another title on April 26.
“It feels pretty damn good to fight in front of my hometown fans. My last five fights have been away from home, but I don’t feel any added pressure in this homecoming of sorts. I know I have a job to do. Nothing is easy at this point. It’s going to be a heck of a fight. Two World Champions fighting for control of the division. What more could you want?”
“This was my ideal scenario,” said Doheny. “Get the voluntary defence out of the way, then go straight into the unification, so great work from my team, and Eddie Hearn with Matchroom Boxing USA for getting this fight on. It’s unbelievable, it would mean the World to me. It’s just another boxed ticked, after I won the World title, the next goal was to become a unified Champion. I’m looking forward to achieving that.
“We met in the ring after the fight in New York, and there was a lot of respect for each other. That’s the way it should be. We’re two World class fighters, two World Champions in the division. A fight like this doesn’t need any false hype, I think that when you’ve got two World class fighters like this that’s enough of a selling point for a high-calibre fight like this.
“Danny’s a great fighter, he adds a lot of pressure, he’s a great puncher, great punch selection, he’s got it all really. It’s going to be a great fight between us, and I won’t be surprised if the fans get to see a bit of a war. Fighting Danny in his home city, that doesn’t bother me. I’ve been fighting on the road my whole career, so it will be no different to me. It’s me and him in the ring, and it’s going to be all action.”