Matchroom Boxing USA has announced a major card set for April 26.
Two highly-anticipated world title fights are set for the card taking place at The Forum: the WBC super flyweight title rematch between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada as well as Daniel Roman vs. TJ Doheny for the unified WBA and IBF super bantamweight titles. The card will be streamed on DAZN in the United States.
NEW SHOW! ------— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) February 26, 2019
-- @theforum, LA
-- April 26
@srisaket_ssr vs @GalloEstradaOfi
Daniel Roman vs @TjDoheny
@jessievargas_, @scottquigg, @_anthonysimsjr, @realdpacheco, Giyasov + more!
-- Live on @DAZN_USA & @SkySportsBoxing -- pic.twitter.com/qkVNViBcrE
The rematch between Sor Rungvisai and Estrada has been one of the most requested fights in boxing since the two fought in February 2018. Sor Rungvisai won the first encounter by majority decision in a fight that ended up being named one of Fightful's top boxing fights of 2018. The WBC ordered a rematch between the two, but such a fight never happened throughout last year.
Sor Rungvisai, who signed with Matchroom Boxing and DAZN in late January, won the WBC title in March 2017 with a win over Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez and has made three successful title defenses since then. Estrada last fought in September 2018 in the main event of HBO's "SuperFly 3" card from California, defeating Felipe Orucuta by unanimous decision.
The fight between Roman and Doheny has been built up since January when Doheny signed a deal with Matchroom Boxing. When Doheny signed with Matchroom Boxing, promoter Eddie Hearn stated that his intention is to have the two boxers unify the WBA and IBF titles this spring. Roman and Doheny have each defended their titles on Matchroom Boxing cards streamed on DAZN in the past few months.
Also announced for the card are fights featuring the likes of Jessie Vargas, Scott Quigg, Anthony Sims Jr., Diego Pacheco and Shakhram Giyasov.