Serious boxing fans had been looking forward to tonight’s DAZN-streamed card from the Forum in Inglewood, California, and for once, they were rewarded with a show that was every bit as good as hoped and advertised.
In the main event, Juan Francisco Estrada won his rematch with Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, evening their rivalry at one victory apiece. There’s already a call for a third fight between the two — perhaps because as the fight wore on, Sor Rungvisai did find a bit more success after a slow start, and also simply because it was once again a good fight.
But it was the co-feature between Daniel Roman and TJ Doheny that stole the show. Roman dropped Doheny twice in a 12-round barnburner, winning the decision and unifying the WBA and IBF super bantamweight titles.
Two-division titleholder Jessie Vargas moved up in weight again, facing veteran Humberto Soto. It was another entertaining fight, with Vargas stopping Soto in the sixth round.
Middleweight prospect Diego Pacheco scored a big knockout win in his hometown:
And another middleweight prospect, Austin “Ammo” Williams, made a successful pro debut: