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Sor Rungvisai vs Estrada results: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai wins majority decision over Juan Francisco Estrada

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai retained his title in a fantastic victory over Juan Francisco Estrada.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada put on a fight and in particular a scintillating 12th round that demands a rematch tonight on HBO, with Thailand’s Srisaket successfully defending his WBC super flyweight title by majority decision.

Scores were 114-114, 115-113, and 117-111 for Srisaket, who improves to 45-4-1 (40 KO), while Estrada falls to 36-3 (25 KO) in a terrific and valiant losing effort. BLH scored the fight 114-114 on two separate cards.

Early on, the fight looked pretty simple, if plenty entertaining. Srisaket, the big tank of a super flyweight, had power and strength on his side, while Estrada, a fantastic counter-puncher, had technique and speed.

But the fight developed into something a lot more than that over the 12 rounds, with Srisaket showcasing some excellent awkward craft for a slugger, and Estrada showing a willingness to take risks and lead the fight when he needed to do so. What we wound up with was a fantastic and compelling fight that at the very least lived up to expectations, and could potentially be the start of a great rivalry.

According to CompuBox, Srisaket landed 194 of 879 (22%) punches, and 186 of 773 (24%) of his power shots, doing almost nothing with the jab at all. Estrada had a slightly better connect rate, landing 189 of 671 (28%) total punches, and 147 of 443 (33%) of his power shots.

“Estrada was a very good fighter, a good, strong fighter. I love his style of boxing. It was a tough fight,” Srisaket said through a translator. He added, “I was very confident that I was winning, but more importantly, I really wanted to bring this belt back to Thailand. To Thailand it goes.”

Asked about a rematch, Srisaket said, “I’ll fight anybody at 115, and I’ll fight Estrada again.”

“The people are the judge, and you can hear they saw me win. I thought I won,” Estrada said through a translator. “If the judges saw it that way, that’s what it is. I thought I won the majority of the rounds. The people saw it. No doubt (I want a rematch), or I’ll fight any other champion.”

How did you score the fight, and do you want to see a rematch at Superfly III?

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