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Are you ready for super flyweight mayhem?


By Gerardo Granados: On September 9 at the StubHub Center, Carson, California, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai will be facing Roman Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras battling Juan Francisco Estrada and Naoya Inoue will be defending against Antonio Nieves. This is a group of the very best and most entertaining brave boxers will fight in the same card.

If you don’t know about this great boxing card yet, it could be because you have been distracted by circus acts or too busy at work. If by any chance the reader is one of those pseudo fight fans who don’t follow the smaller weight divisions, then you should skip this article and stay away from this great card.

This card named “Superfly” is by far the best put together in a very long time, which makes me remember some of the great boxing cards we the fight fans used to have in the past. Kudos to Tom Loeffler, Fernando Beltran, Akihiko Honda and the rest involved to arrange this boxing event.

This will be a night in which we will have the chance to see Champions trying to avenge robberies and former titlist to fight each other’s. On the undercard, we have the former WBC-IBF light fly and WBA-WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria (37-5, 22 KOs) fighting against Miguel Cartagena (15-3-1, 6 KOs). The Hawaiian Punch Viloria campaigns to regain a shot at a major title and for sure is one of the top dogs in the super flyweight division.

The super fly WBO titlist Naoya “Monster” Naoya Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) fights Antonio Nieves (17-1-2, 9 KOs). Inoue isn´t a boxer many casuals will know about, Inoue is huge in the far orient, he is one of those tough skilled Japanese fighters who doesn’t run hug but instead get into the ring to destroy his opponent.

Francisco Gallo Estrada (35-2, 25 KOs), a former WBA-WBO fly champion will fight against Carlos Principe Cuadras (36-1-1, 27 KOs), a former WBC super flyweight champion. I believe this fight might end in a fight of the year nominee due the fighting style practiced by these two fine sons of boxing. The winner will move onto much better fights and possibly rematch Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KOs). This one won’t be easy to score and for sure will be a barn burner.

The rematch for the WBC super fly strap between Wisaksil Rungvisai (43-4-1, 39 KOs) vs. Roman Gonzalez head the event. Chocolatito was robbed from a hard-earned victory last March. In that fight Rungvisai fought dirty using his head to cut Gonzalez and to drop him, but sadly the referee was not in the level of title fight refereeing that night.

Chocolatito better be careful of Rungvisai dirty tactics and for sure Roman cannot rely on the referee to do his job right, so he will have to show the skills that have made him a four-weight division champion (WBA straw – light fly and WBC fly – super flyweight). I have Gonzalez wining a hard-earned unanimous decision in a fight of the year nominee.

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Yes, for sure right now the reader is thinking about the Gennady Golovkin versus Canelo Alvarez bout, but if you are a serious fight fan then you cannot miss this upcoming unique boxing card. I am ready, but what about the reader, are you ready for the super flyweight mayhem?

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