Juan Francisco Estrada Defeats Felipe Orucuta in Superfly3 Main Event – Saturday, September 8, the highly anticipated return of the widely acclaimed Superfly series took place at the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles. The triple-header was televised on HBO Boxing After Dark.
In the main event, Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada (37-3-0, 25 KOs) defeated Felipe Orucuta (36-5-0, 20 KOs) via 12 rounds unanimous decision with scorecards of 118-110 and 117-111 (twice).
In an all-Filipino clash for the vacant WBO world super flyweight title, Donnie Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KOS) and Aston Palicte (24-2-1, 20 KOs) fought to a 12 round split decision draw. Judge Danny Sandoval scored it 118-110 in Nietes’ favor; Robert Hoyle, scored it 116-112 for Palicte, and Max DeLuca split the difference with a 114-114 card. The belt remains vacant.
In the opening bout of the HBO telecast, Japan’s Kazuto Ioka defeated Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo via 10 round unanimous decision in a match for the WBC silver super flyweight title.
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