Emanating from the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 8, 2018 and televised on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 pm ET/PT, SuperFly 3 is headlined by a 12-round WBC Super Flyweight final elimination bout between former world champion Juan Francisco ‘El Gallo’ Estrada, (36-3-0, 25 KOs), of Sonora, Mexico and two-time world title challenger Felipe ‘Gallito’ Orucuta, (36-4-0, 30 KOs), of Nicolas Romero, Mexico.
Estrada vs. Orucuta is promoted in association with Zanfer Promotions.
In the co-featured bout, over 12-rounds for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight world title, three-division world champion Donnie ‘The Snake’ Nietes, (41-1-4, 23 KOs), of Bacolod City, Philippines, moves up one division to face rival countryman and No. 2 world ranked challenger ‘Mighty’ Aston Palicte, (24-2-0, 20 KOs) of Bago City, Philippines.
Opening the telecast, three-division world champion Kazuto Ioka, (22-1-0, 13 KOs), of Osaka, Japan, battles WBC Super Flyweight Silver Champion McWilliams Arroyo, (17-3-0, 14 KOs), of Fajardo, Puerto Rico in a 10-round title bout.
Stay with Round By Round Boxing‘s Eric Ramos for up-to-the-minute updates and results for each fight on the Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Felipe Orucuta SuperFly 3 card.
SUPERFLY 3 FIGHT RESULTS
Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Felipe Orucuta
Juan Francisco Estrada defeats Felipe Orucuta by unanimous decision. Official scores: 117-111 two times and 118-110, all in favor of Estrada.
Donnie Nietes vs. Aston Palicte
Donnie Nietes (41-1-5, 23 KOs) and Aston Palicte (24-2-1, 20 KOs) fight to a draw. Judges had it 116-112 for Palicte, 118-110 for Nietes and 114-114.
Kazuto Ioka vs. McWilliams Arroyo
Kazuto Ioka (23-1, 13 KOs) defeats McWilliams Arroyo (17-4, 14 KOs) by unanimous decision. Two judges had it 97-92 while the third judge scored it 99-90 in favor of Ioka.
Bruno Escalante vs. Alexandru Marin
Alexandru Marín (17-0, 11 KOs) wins by split decision over Bruno Escalante (17-4-1, 7 KOs). Official scores: 96-94 for Marin, 97-93 for Escalante and 98-92 for Marin
Louisa Hawton vs. Brenda Flores
Brenda Flores (13-4-1, 2 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico wins a split decision over Louisa Hawton (8-2, 4 KOs) of Perch, Australia. Official scores: 97-93 for Flores, 97-93 Hawton and 96-94 Flores.
Joselito Velasquez vs. Jose Alfredo Flores Chanez
Flyweight Joselito Velasquez (6-0, 5 KOs) defeats José Alfredo Flores Chavez (6-7, 3KOs) by unanimous decision in the opening bout. All three judges scored it 60-54 in favor of Velasquez.
Mario Ramos vs. Alex Solorio
Mario Ramos improves to 6-0 after a third-round knockout victory over Alex Solorio (4-4). Ramos hit Solorio with a shot to the midsection that bent him over in pain. The referee stepped in and put a halt to the bout.
Jonathan Esquivel vs. Joan Jose Valenzuela
In a 4-round middleweight bout, Jonathan Esquivel (7-0, 7 KOs) , from Anaheim, California makes quick work of Joan Jose Valenzuela (5-10, 5 KOs) dropping him twice en route to a first-round knockout win. The referee put a halt to the bout at 1:51.
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