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'SuperFly' Series to Continue Next Spring, HBO on Board

By Steve Kim

The third edition of the 'SuperFly' series took place on Saturday at the Forum in Inglewood, California. and it didn't have quite the star power of the previous chapters or interest from the public.

Former world champion Juan Francisco Estrada defeated Felipe Orucuta over 12 rounds in the night's main event, while three division beltholder Donnie Nietes and Aston Palicte fought to a dubious draw for the vacant WBO 115-pound title and Kazuto Ioka made a successful return, in what was his American debut, by defeating McWillliams Arroyo via 10-round decision.

So what's next?

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Tom Loeffler, the head of 360 Promotions, told the ringside press - "With Estrada winning the (WBC) mandatory, with Estrada and Srisaket (Sor Rungvisai). We'll have to see what 'Chocolatito' (Roman Gonzalez) does next week... he was really the pioneer of 'the SuperFly' series. Ioka, I think can fight anyone with the way he fought against Arroya. I think he's right there at the top of the division at 115-pounds.

"But the good thing about these 'SuperFly' fighters, there's so many great combinations you can mix-and-match, even Arroyo, even though he lost to Ioka he would be a great match for somebody else."

So when will 'SuperFly IV' will take place?

Loeffler spoke with HBO, who were pleased with Saturday's card, and there is already a plan on when the next edition of the series lands.

"I spoke with Peter Nelson (the head of HBO Sports), we're looking at the spring of next year, February, March of next year. He's committed to this series, he loved every fight," Loeffler said.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 09-10-2018

Just reviewed the fight between Nietes and Palicte. The first half seems like a draw and they were pretty even. But in the later half, Nietes was winning. Especially the championship rounds. In round 12, Nietes was like a snake…

Comment by badboyz08 on 09-10-2018

so many choice to mix and match, but i wonder Ioka will join Superfly 4 cuase around that time Japanese have new year event right

Comment by Eff Pandas on 09-10-2018

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;19086461]SuperFly 4 and SuperFly 5 Canelo-GGG 3 and Canelo-GGG 4 That's HBOs entire schedule for 2019.[/QUOTE] Probably not far off. Am I the only one who's like w/e with this SuperFly thing? It started great, but its gone downhill with…

Comment by IMDAZED on 09-10-2018

Of course HBO is pleased with the card, they spent $37 dollars for it

Comment by 1mb11 on 09-10-2018

Garcia vs. Porter or the Superfly Jockey Series? No wonder HBO is now in 5th place behind SHO, FOX, ESPN, and DAZN!

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