4. Matchroom Boxing on DAZN: Sor Rungvisai vs. Estrada 2 Preview
One of the strongest boxing cards of the year is set to take place on April 26 at The Forum in Los Angeles with two massive title fights being streamed on DAZN.
In the main event, the much-anticipated rematch between WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada will happen 14 months after their incredible fight which took place at the same venue.
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 co-main event is a super bantamweight title unification between Daniel Roman and TJ Doheny for the WBA and IBF championships. 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.
Below is the full card:
- Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs. Juan Francisco Estrada: WBC Super Flyweight Title
- Daniel Roman vs. TJ Doheny: WBA and IBF Super Bantamweight Title Unification
- Jessie Vargas vs. Ronny Rios
- Anthony Sims Jr. vs. Vaughn Alexander
- Shakhram Giyasov vs. Emanuel Taylor
- Ronny Rios vs. Daniel Olea
- Alberto Ezequiel Melian vs. Isaac Zarate
- Murodjon Akhmadaliev vs. Carlos Carlson
- Diego Pacheco vs. Guillermo Maldonado
- Austin Williams vs. Joel Guevara
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