Tonight at 9:30 pm ET, HBO Boxing After Dark is back with “Superfly II,” a tripleheader featuring two world title fights, with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai taking on Juan Francisco Estrada in the main event.
Srisaket (44-4-1, 40 KO) is coming off a huge 2017 where he defeated Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez twice on HBO airwaves, once by disputable decision, other by no-doubt knockout. He’ll look to continue that momentum against Estrada (36-2, 25 KO), his real top contender at 115 pounds. Srisaket will be defending the WBC super flyweight title.
The co-feature is a non-title fight, where Carlos Cuadras (36-2-1, 27 KO) takes on McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KO) in a Mexico vs Puerto Rico matchup, also at 115 pounds. Arroyo hasn’t fought since his 2016 HBO loss to Gonzalez, while Cuadras is coming off a defeat against Estrada.
In the opener, flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO) will defend his IBF belt against top challenger Juan Carlos Reveco (39-3, 19 KO).
It should be a fun night of action on HBO. Wil Esco will be here with the round-by-round coverage. Join us!
- SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI def. JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA by MD (114-114, 115-113, 117-111)
- McWILLIAMS ARROYO def. CARLOS CUADRAS by MD (95-95, 98-92, 97-93)
- DONNIE NIETES def. JUAN CARLOS REVECO by TKO (0:53 of Round 7)
ROUND BY ROUND
SRISASKET SOR RUNGVISAI vs JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA
Round 1: Estrada comes out with a probing jab, trying to gauge distance. Estrada lands a straight right hand to the body, then a jab upstairs. Sor Rungvisai is looking a little flat early. Left hand to the body partially lands for Sor Rungvisai. Right hook lands for Sor Rungvisai but Estrada gets in a body shot followed by a clean straight right to the chin. Now Estrada sneaks in a right hand to the body as Sor Rungvisai presses forward. Estrada 10-9.
Round 2: Hard left hook, straight right combination lands for Estrada right out the gate. Cuffing left hook throws Sor Rungvisai off balance. Sor Rungvisai gets in a straight left but Estrada has been able to keep off the end of Sor Rungvisai's power. Check hook lands for Estrada as Sor Rungvisai walks forward. Sor Rungvisai trying to pick it up a little in this round but he's walking into Estrada's sharper punches. Lead left hook to the body and Sor Rungvisai hits the canvas. Referee rules it a slip! Estrada is lighting up Sor Rungvisai right now! Estrada 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: Sor Rungvisai lunges with a lead left that falls short as Estrada pulls back. Now Sor Rungvisai gets in a straight left upstairs. Sor Rungvisai getting through with some better shots now which are pushing Estrada backwards. Sor Rungvisai strafes Estrada and knocks him back to the ropes. Much better round for SSR! Sor Rungvisai is digging to the body and Estrada is taking some punishment back in this round. Sor Rungvisai 10-9.
Round 4: Sor Rungvisai comes out and gets in a right hook to the body. Sor Rungvisai comes on the attack again, targeting the body with a couple of punches. Sor Rungvisai has Estrada on the ropes and is looking to impose his size and power advantage. Nice left hook lands for Estrada on the inside. Sor Rungvisai is just trying to walk through Estrada and land his power punches, and he's having some pretty good success with that. Hard right hand catches Estrada! Sor Rungvisai 10-9, 38-38.
Round 5: Hard left to the body lands for Sor Rungvisai. Now Estrada clips Sor Rungvisai and Sor Rungvisai hits the canvas but it's ruled a slip as their legs were tangled. Sor Rungvisai rushes forward with four shots, landing a couple. Another hard left to the body lands for Sor Rungvisai. Referee rules another push down from Estrada. Now Sor Rungvisai is upset and is bulling his way forward behind hard shots. Sor Rungvisai 10-9.
Round 6: Estrada comes out with another left hook, right hand combination. Sor Rungvisai comes back with more power shots, trying to really break Estrada. Sor Rungvisai lands a right hook to the body, the a straight left upstairs. Sor Rungvisai strafes Estrada again with a couple shots. Sor Rungvisai gets in another right hand followed by a left. Now Estrada returns the favor with a right hand. Sor Rungvisai landing a lot more power punches at this point in the fight by CompuBox stats. Sor Rungvisai 10-9, 58-56.
Round 7: Hard straight left counter land for Sor Rungvisai. Two punches land for Sor Rungvisai, Estrada getting in one with less power on it. Estrada seems to be stuggling with Sor Rungvisai's size and power in this fight, but he's hanging in there. Sor Rungvisai lands another left hand upstairs. Estrada lands a right hand left but Sor Rungvisai is walking through it. Two hard shots snap Estrada's head back. Sor Rungvisai 10-9.
Round 8: Estrada's corner seem a little concerned about their fighter in between rounds. They told Estrada he has to start coming forward but that's a dangerous proposition. Right hook to the body lands for Sor Rungvisai. Hard shots lands for Estrada who is mounting a stand in this round. Estrada gets knocked down as their legs get tangled again, it's ruled a slip. Sor Rungvisai presses forward behind some power punches and Estrada isn't backing down! Estrada is boxing better than he has in the last few round but he eats some hard shots from Sor Rungvisai. Right hand lead lands for Estrada. Fun fight! Estrada 10-9, 75-77.
Round 9: Estrada comes out with a right hand that splits Sor Rungvisai's guard. Sor Rungvisai goes back down to the body with his left hand. Estrada lands a left hand counter but Sor Rungvisai comes back with three punches of his own. Now Estrada throws three back! Sor Rungvisai gets in a grazing left but Estrada lands two back! Clean work from Estrada wins him the round. Estrada 10-9.
Round 10: Sor Rungvisai pressing the action early, but Estrada measures him with a counter hook. Two jabs and right hand land for Estrada! Right hand downstairs partially blocked by Sor Rungvisai. Sor Rungvisai gets in a left to the body and Estrada responds with a left hand upstairs. The fighters exchange blows at center ring and both get in some shots. Nice two punch combination lands for Estrada. Close, close round. Gun to my head I'll give the edge to Estrada. Estrada 10-9, 95-95.
Round 11: Left hand lands for Sor Rungvisai. Another left hand tags Estrada. Estrada lands a jab but Sor Rungvisai walks forward with three punches to the head and body. Sor Rungvisai gets in another straight left as Estrada pulls straight back. Right hand lands for Estrada after going downstairs. Sor Rungvisai undeterred, comes forward attacking to end the round. Sor Rungvisai 10-9.
Round 12: This fight could be on the line in this final round. Estrada comes out and fires to the head and body. Sor Rungvisai comes back and gets in a left. Estrada not backing down and walks forward behind a jab. Right hand lead lands for Estrada! Then another one! Then a left hook! Estrada pouring it on! What a fight! Sor Rungvisai goes back to the body but Estrada is looking to finish strong. Estrada is letting his hands fly in this round and he's getting to Sor Rungvisai. Both fighters trading punches and the crowd loves it! Estrada throws tons of punches to end the round. MY OH MY! THAT WAS A FIGHT! Estrada 10-9. I've got it a draw, 114-114. Let's do it again!
CARLOS CUADRAS vs McWILLIAMS ARROYO
Round 1: Cuadras comes out quick with a jab to the body and a head shot. Cuadras throws a few more jabs and is setting a quick pace to this fight. Hard right hand to the body lands for Cuadras. Arroyo lands a clean left hook to Cuadras' head. Now Arroyo goes on an attack to the body with several left hands. Arroyo seems to have gotten Cuadras' attention with that left hand which has landed clean to the head and body. Arroyo loads up on a homerun left hand which misses. Hard overhand right lands for Arroyo, who is doing some damage in this round. Cuadras looks shocked! Arroyo 10-9.
Round 2: Arroyo comes out looking to capitalize on the momentum but Cuadras tries to fight him off. Arroyo comes forward with several punches but Cuadras is game and wants to match fire with fire. Arroyo gets in another left hook upstairs. Cuadras throws a three punch combination but Arroyo gets in a chopping right once he's finished. Arroyo is smiling in there and seems to like how this fight is going early. Hard right hand stuns Arroyo momentarily! Arroyo is able to hold on and survive the moment. Cuadras 10-9, 19-19.
Round 3: Arroyo comes out winging another haymaker right hand that whiffs. Cuadras throws another three punch combination, landing the left hook to the body. Arroyo gets in a clean uppercut to Cuadras' head. Another chopping right hand from Arroyo. Arroyo gets in another uppercut as part of a combination and a hard Cuadras right hand lands on Arroyo's shoulder and knocks him off balance. Cuadras lands a stiff jab but misses on the follow-up right hand. Cuadras 10-9.
Round 4: Arroyo gets in yet another left hook upstairs to start the round. Now Cuadras throws a short flurry, partially landing. Arroyo gets in a jab, the tries to follow it up with a couple more. Now Cuadras looks downstairs with a right hand. Hard left hook to the body lands for Cuadras. Arroyo pressing forward and gets in a right hand followed by a grazing left. Close round. I think Arroyo edges it. Arroyo 10-9, 38-38.
Round 5: Arroyo comes out quick again with a left and right hook. Jab lands for Cuadras, Arroyo tries to back off and reset the distance. Right hand to the body lands for Cuadras. Arroyo targets the body with a left hook and Cuadras gets in a left hook of his own upstairs. Nice short left hook lands for Arroyo as he anticipates Cuadras' head placement. Hard right hand stuns Cuadras for a moment but he's able to recover surprisingly quick! Arroyo wins with the best shot of the round. Arroyo 10-9.
Round 6: Arroyo gets a jab in as Cuadras looks to stalk forward, getting more aggressive. Jab to the body lands for Cuadras. A couple of grazing hooks land for Arroyo, who smiles at those ringside as the fighters fall into a clinch. Cuadras throws four punches to the body but Arroyo seems to catch them on the elbows pretty well. Short right uppercut lands for Arroyo. Arroyo turning southpaw and presses forward with a few lead left hands. Now Arroyo lands a lead left to the body from the southpaw stance. Arroyo 10-9, 58-56.
Round 7: Cuadras comes out on the attack and walks into an Arroyo left hook. Nice right hand lands for Arroyo, who tries to follow up but Cuadras is able to tie him up. Nice uppercut lands for Cuadras, who then throws another four punch combination. Nice flurry lands for Arroyo! Jab lands for Arroyo who then tries to pour it on with a combination that follows. I like Arroyo in this round too. Arroyo 10-9.
Round 8: Arroyo tries a leaping left hook that predictably misses. Arroyo press forward with several hard shots! Cuadras isn't backing off but I think Arroyo is getting in the better shots. Now Cuadras lands a good left hook but Arroyo takes it well. Cuadras isn't done and gets in an uppercut but both fighters are willing to engage. Cuadras still fighting hard but he walks into another left hook and I think Arroyo is doing the cleaner work. Arroyo 10-9, 78-74.
Round 9: Cuadras' face is showing the signs of damage to start the round. Cuadras comes forward but gets clipped by a left hook. Cuadras is undeterred but Arroyo gets in a long jab that finds the mark. Cuadras tries to flurry but Arroyo steps out of range. Cuadras now has blood leaking out of his nose. Right hook lands for Arroyo. Arroyo looks a little fresher than Cuadras at this point in the fight as he turns southpaw again to end the round. I think Arroyo is edging these later rounds with cleaner punching. Arroyo 10-9.
Round 10: Last round. Arroyo comes out quick, looking to end this fight with a statement. Cuadras is game and gets in a good left hook. Cuadras looking to jab to the body a lot but it's too late to wear down Arroyo with that punch. Arroyo looking confident like he knows he's got the upper hand but Cuadras is hoping to get in a game changing shot. Nice short left hook lands for Arroyo. I think Arroyo's better craft was the difference in this fight, giving him the edge in a lot of close rounds. Arroyo 10-9. I've got it 98-92 for Arroyo.
DONNIE NIETES vs JUAN CARLOS REVECO
Round 1: Nietes comes out using a lot of feints to the head and body. Both fighters feeling each other out early. Nietes tries an overhand right but Reveco catches it on the glove. Nietes lands a jab that backs Reveco off. Reveco tries a three punch combination that Nietes is able to block. Now Reveco gets in two body shots. Nietes picks off Reveco with a one-two combination. Reveco going back downstairs and blocks a bounter shot from Nietes. I think Reveco's workrate wins him the opening round. Reveco 10-9.
Round 2: Reveco tries a jab that Nietes is able to parry. Reveco rushes forward with four punches but all of them are blocked. Now Reveco doubles a left hook to the body and head which find the target. Reveco attacks again with a short flurry which is also blocked well by Nietes. Now Nietes tries to go to the body and lands a right hand. Reveco lands a grazing left hook to the head, catching Nietes unprepared. Reveco goes back downstairs with a couple of punches. HBO commentators seems to really like Nietes but I'm seeing Reveco doing some good work. Reveco 10-9, 20-18.
Round 3: NIetes probing with a jab which is occupying Reveco even if it's not landing clean. Nietes leaps forward with a left hook and lands, but Reveco attacks right back and gets in a right hand. More jabs come from Nietes which find the mark. Crowd is getting anxious as the action is slowing up a little but Nietes presses and gets in a nice uppercut on the inside. Now Nietes lands a hard uppercut to the body. Nietes 10-9.
Round 4: Reveco lands a nice uppercut to the body with the left and then throws another flurry that misses the mark. Hard right hand lands to the body for Nietes. Nietes sneaks in a right hand that snaps Reveco's head to the side. Now Nietes gets in a good three punch combination to the body and head. The crowd boos again as they're not impressed by the pace of the fight. Check hook lands well for Nietes. Reveco lands two left hooks of his own in retaliation. Nietes lands the harder shots of the round. Nietes 10-9, 38-38.
Round 5: The fighters try to exchange at center ring and neither land clean. Nietes goes back downstairs and then clips Reveco with a left hook upstairs. Now Reveco goes to both sides of Nietes body but takes a body punch in return. Three left hooks come from Reveco with about one landing in grazing fashion. Nietes stabs to the body with his left and then feints before throwing a right hand downstairs. Both fighters miss several shots to end the round. Nietes 10-9.
Round 6: Reveco comes out and catches a hard left hook for pressing a little too recklessly. Now Reveco catches Nietes with a cuffing left hook. Reveco throws to the body and head and Nietes retaliates with the same, probably with better effect. An uppercut followed by a left hook upstairs looks like it might've buzzed Reveco a little. Reveco looks like he's bleeding from the mouth and from his right eye now. Short punch right at the bell stuns Reveco. Nietes 10-9, 58-56.
Round 7: Reveco still seems shook up to start this round. Nietes smells blood and and starting to press a little more, looking to end this fight. Overhand right lands for Nietes. Flurry puts Reveco down! Reveco beats the count but Reveco's corner throws in the towel as he's clearly badly hurt! Nietes TKO-7.