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Srisaket-Estrada rematch headed to The Forum

The April 26 card has its home.

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

The April 26 rematch between WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada has an official home, as the card has landed at The Forum in Inglewood, California, where their first fight was held. DAZN will air the card, which is packed with title fights, name veterans, and young prospects.

Srisaket (47-4-1, 41 KO) and Estrada (38-3, 26 KO) met in Feb. 2018, with Srisaket winning a majority decision to retain his belt. It was a good, entertaining fight that lived up to its hype, and a rematch was desired quickly.

We didn’t get it right away, as Srisaket chose instead to take a couple of easy fights at home in Thailand, beating Young Gil Bae in a non-title fight in July, and then defending his belt against Iran Diaz in October.

Estrada stayed busy, too, beating Felipe Orucuta in September, and then stepping in on short notice to knock off Victor Mendez on HBO’s final boxing card in December.

The April 26 event will also feature a super bantamweight title unification between WBA titleholder Daniel Roman (26-2-1, 10 KO) and IBF titleholder TJ Doheny (21-0, 15 KO).

In addition, Jessie Vargas (28-2-2, 10 KO) will move up to 154 pounds with new trainer Freddie Roach, hoping to back on track after two straight draws; Scott Quigg (35-2-2, 26 KO) will be in super featherweight action; light heavyweight Anthony Sims Jr (17-0, 16 KO) will be on the show, assuming nothing goes wrong this Saturday when he faces Mateo Damian Veron in England; and we’ll also see welterweight Shakhram Giysaov (7-0, 6 KO), middleweight Diego Pacheco (2-0, 1 KO), and debuting middleweight Austin Williams.

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