A look back at the Superfly Boxing Card this weekend at the Stubhub Center in Carson, California where fight fans were treated to some super action.
This is why the saying goes ‘you don’t play boxing’ because this weekend we saw an amazing night both where a new warrior was made and a hero fell.
We start with Cuadras vs Estrada. It was the classic tale of two halves in truth.
Carlos came out fast letting his hands go and taking control. His confidence was growing per round but Estrada was the calculating veteran – waiting and showing tremendous patience.
Then drama hit from a clean knockdown which you could see put doubt in the mind of Cuadras.
However, he showed extreme heart. When the final bell sounded there was an error by Mr. Buffer to which he soon had to correct as Estrada was the winner.
Then there was simply the monster.
Making his USA debut, boy did he deliver. The people will want to see more of Naoya Inoue, that’s for sure.
His opponent Antonio Nieves didn’t come to just take beating mind you. He wanted to win but quickly realized this was a different level entirely.
Inoue was throwing vicious body shots – showing his power and punch variation, movement and ring generalship.
It seemed Inoue couldn’t do anything wrong and put people on notice as Nieves’ corner stopped the fight. Inoue officially arrived.
Then the main event – a fight where a former champion (Roman Gonzalez) was ready to show everyone his first loss was a fluke.
The champion (Wisaksil Wangek) was determined to prove to everyone his win wasn’t fluke – saying to everyone that he had four months to train so we was going to see a different fighter.
Gonzales going into this fight looked ready until the bell sounded. It was ‘Rungvisai’ fighting like a champion – not ready to relinquish his WBC belt.
Rungvisai was threw punches to the body to head and the effects eventually took their toll.
When the knockdown did come Gonzales got back up only to suffer a savage knockout.
The crowd was quiet as Roman sat on his stool in the corner. It was the old story – boxing is the hurt business and another hero may have heard the bell for the last time.