Rungvisai vs Estrada Odds For Saturday – This Saturday night at the Forum and on HBO Boxing, the “Superfly” weight class is center stage for a full night of fights. This is the second time that HBO has relied on the 115 pound weight class for a major event and the little guys have proven they derserve the attention.
WBC world champion Sor Rungvisai (44-4-1) defends his belt against Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2) in the main event. Rungvisai spent 2017 destroying Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, the fighter who was rated the number one pound for pound guy in all of boxing. Gonzalez put the “Superfly” weight class in the main stream, so Rungvisai not only beat “the man,” he beat him twice.
So it is strange to see Rungvisai a slight underdog for Saturday. He does not appear to be getting any love or respect from the bookies for vanquishing “Chocolatito.” On paper, the fighter from Thailand would seem to have some of the same advantages over Estrada that he did over Gonzalez. Estrada is also coming up from smaller weight classes and against the rugged Rungvisai the size difference should be pronounced.
Estrada took a loss to Gonzalez early in his career, while both were fighting as light flyweights, two weight classes down. That fight went down in November of 2012 and Estrada had chased a rematch with Gonzalez ever since. He will tell you that Gonzalez avoided him and to prove he was not afraid of challenges, he defeated former world champion Carlos Cuadras to earn this fight.
Rungvisai withstood Gonzalez’ all out attack but Estrada has the tools to come in with a different game plan. Estrada could employ the jab and his lateral movement to provide a much more elusive target than Gonzalez. Rungvisai didn’t have to do much chasing against Gonzalez and with Gonzalez constantly coming in, he had an easy target to hit. Estrada is going to make Rungvisai miss a lot more if he has his way.
The aforementioned Carlos Cuadras is back in the co-feature bout as he faces Puerto Rico’s McWilliams Arroyo. We last saw Arroyo back in April of 2016 when he took “Chocolatito” Gonzalez the distance in a losing effort back when both were flyweights. Arroyo has been off for nearly two years and he is not taking a soft challenge for his return. Arroyo is a former Olympian who wants to operate at the top of the weight class and he knows a win over Cuadras would help him make up for lost time. Arroyo is 32 years old now but taking the time off allowed him to heal up while Cuadras has been thrown into the meat grinder during that same time period.
Cuadras lost to Gonzalez in September of 2016 and if you throw in the loss to Estrada, he is 1-2 in his last three fights. He needs a win here to stay in the world title picture.
Below are the odds for the four main fights scheduled for the Forum this Saturday. Check your local listings for start times on HBO.
Rungvisai vs Estrada Odds – Sat 2/24 – Forum – Inglewood, California – HBO
Super Flyweight 12 rounds –
Juan Francisco Estrada -150
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai +130
Flyweight 12 rounds –
Juan Carlos Reveco +380
Donnie Nietes -475
Flyweight 12 rounds –
Artem Dalakian +125
Brian Viloria -145
Super Flyweight 10 rounds –
McWilliams Arroyo +425
Carlos Cuadras -550
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