The super flyweights are back in action on Saturday night on HBO, when the network presents the “Superfly 3” card from the Forum in Inglewood, California.
All six fighters made weight for the show earlier today. The headline bout pits Mexican fighters Juan Francisco Estrada (36-3, 25 KO) and Felipe Orucuta (36-4, 30 KO) against one another in a 12-round bout, with no titles on the line. Estrada weighed in at 114.4 pounds, with Orucuta at 114 even, a pound below the 115-pound limit.
There is a world title fight on the card, though, as the WBO belt, currently vacant, is on the line between Donnie Nietes (41-1-4, 23 KO) and Aston Palicte (24-2, 20 KO). The two Filipinos weighed in at 114.8 and 114.6 pounds, respectively. Nietes is looking to capture a world title in a fourth weight class, as he’s held world titles at 105, 108, and 112 already.
The opener will see Japan’s Kazuto Ioka (22-1, 13 KO) take on Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo (17-3, 14 KO) in a 10-round fight. They weighed in at 114.6 and 114.4 pounds, respectively.