Stub Hub Results

By Raymundo Dioses on September 10, 2017
Stub Hub Results
Juan Francisco Estrada notched a close decision over Carlos Caudras. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Sor Rungvisai may have scored the Knockout of The Year as he felled Gonzalez with a right hand in round four…

CARSON, California—Srisaket Sor Rungvisai made a definitive statement in his WBC super flyweight title rematch against Roman Gonzalez Saturday night on HBO with a breathtaking TKO win over Gonzalez in round four. 

The 7,418 at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California witnessed Rungvisai’s dominance following the March 2017 title bout between the two which ended in controversial fashion after twelve rounds in Rungvisai’s favor, lifting the WBC strap from Gonzalez.

This time around, the 115-pound warriors again wasted no time swapping leather, showing shades of their first fight, which stands as a leading Fight of The Year candidate. The opening rounds were filled with back and forth trading in the middle of the squared circle. 

Rungvisai, (43-4-1, 39 KO) may have scored the Knockout of The Year as he felled Gonzalez with a right hand in round four, then again pressing on the gas and landing a lights out right hand that dropped Gonzalez onto his back as the referee immediately halted the fight.

“We were both trading punches, but his were harder, and they landed harder,” said Gonzalez (46-2, 38 KOs).

“I was very hurt the second time when I was knocked down, but I think I’ll be OK.”

Rungvisai, a native of Thailand, is now obligated to face the winner of the nights co-main event, a WBC eliminator between Carlos Caudras and Juan Francisco Estrada.  Estrada notched a close decision over 12 action packed rounds.  Estrada faced Gonzalez in 2012 for the WBA title, losing by decision, and now will get a shot at the WBC title against Rungvisai. 

On the night’s undercards, Naoya Inoue stopped Antonio Nieves in defense of his WBO super flyweight title, and Brian Viloria proved durable against Miguel Cartagena, scoring a fifth round TKO. 

The results in Southern California tonight will lead to even more exciting fights in the super flyweight division.

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  1. wackedout 11:45am, 09/11/2017

    Took a look at Gonzalez Boxrec and was surprised how unimpressive it looked. I thought Cuadras beat him too. Now I’m thinking he was a protected HBO fighter more than anything so it was inevitable. I don’t agree his career is over though.

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