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Estrada: I'm Looking To Knock Sor Rungvisai Out, Leave No Doubt

Thai dynamo Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is ready to back up his spectacular 2017, starting with a defense of his World Boxing Council super flyweight world title against Mexico's Juan Francisco Estrada on Saturday.

Both fighters made weight on Friday for their world title showdown at the Forum in Los Angeles -- former home of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Srisaket, virtually unknown to US fight fans last year, shot to prominence with an upset of former pound-for-pound king Roman Gonzalez at Madison Square Garden last March.

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His majority decision win was a leading candidate for 2017 "Upset of the Year."

Some, however, believed Gonzalez deserved the decision. But Srisaket silenced doubters with a spectacular fourth-round knockout of Nicaragua's Gonzalez in the rematch in September.

Southpaw Srisaket knocked down "Chocolatito" twice in the final round, finishing him off with a right hook with 1:45 to go in the fourth.

The performances brought plenty of notice, and his rags to ring riches story has prompted comparisons to Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao.

Srisaket takes a record of 44-4-1 with 40 knockouts into the bout against Estrada, a former unified flyweight world champion who brings a record of 36-2 with 25 knockouts.

Estrada said he'll be looking for a knockout.

"I am a fighter who goes from less to more and we will go looking for the knockout to leave no doubt and return with that belt," he said.

"I am very motivated by this fight and very well prepared. I am excited to think about the WBC belt because it is a Mexican organization and I will not let this opportunity pass. He is a fighter that we have to be careful with."

On the same card, International Boxing Federation flyweight world champion Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 knockouts) defends against Juan Carlos Reveco (39-3, 19 knockouts), and Carlos Cuadras will collide for an interim-title with McWilliams Arroyo.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tatabanya on 02-26-2018

[QUOTE=richardt;18516470]Never listen to whispers! They aren't loud enough.[/QUOTE] You were f*cking right, man! Estrada fought valiantly, but now I am sold on Srisaket, too :D

Comment by Thraxox on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=richardt;18516470]Never listen to whispers! They aren't loud enough.[/QUOTE] Take those L's youw!

Comment by richardt on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;18513351]Something whispers to me that Rungvisai took advantage of a badly fading Roman Gonzalez. I'm picking Estrada to win this one.[/QUOTE]Never listen to whispers! They aren't loud enough.

Comment by richardt on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=JonDelPrado;18513715]Chocolatito while coming forward outboxed Rugvinsai in the first fight (except for that head). Estrada moving and boxing will be a ghost to Rugvinsai. Easy decision for Estrada[/QUOTE]Congrats on the DUMBEST prefight post!!!

Comment by Disturbed on 02-24-2018

Hopefully it will be a great bout, im excited for this. Rooting for Rungvisai but I like both, so even if Estrada wins, im satisfied as long as its a good match

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