On Saturday, August 24, 2019, WBC Super Flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) put on a show for his hometown fans.
Estrada successfully defended his title against Dewayne Beamon (16-2-1, 11 KOs) at the Centro De Usos Multiples, Hermosillo in Sonora, Mexico.
It was a true homecoming fight for Estrada and he did not disappoint.
Estrada came out strong as he landed a ton of big shots in the opening round. Beamon had his moments of success also, but it was clear that Estrada edged out the round.
The following frame was even more dominant for the Super Flyweight champ as he dropped Beamon with a left hand. The challenger got back to his feet, but soon after he was kissing the canvas again as Estrada landed a body shot that sent him down.
Beamon proved that there was absolutely no quit in him as he made it back to his feet. For the remainder of the round he didn’t play it safe. He came forward and actually had a bit of success.
The matchup continued with much of the same narrative. Estrada landed wherever, whenever and however he wanted. Beamon was hurt several more times throughout. At one point, a punch landed by Estrada sent Beamon head first through the ropes, although he did not fall through.
The ninth round rolled around and Beamon looked to be in really bad shape. His left eye was swollen and bloodied. It was also clear that he was trailing on the scorecards and could only win via stoppage.
Estrada could’ve kept doing exactly what he was dong and cruised to a decision victory but, he wanted more.
In the final minute of the round, Estrada closed the show and forced the stoppage. It was the first defense of the title he won just earlier this year over the highly regarded Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.
With his homecoming defense now behind him, Estrada will be looking for unification bouts going forward.