ESTRADA SCORES 11TH ROUND TKO OVER SEGURA, RETAINS WBO/WBA TITLES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz
Sun, 07 Sep 2014
Juan Francisco Estrada has retained his WBO/WBA flyweight titles with a dominating 11th round TKO over a game former world champion and onetime No. 8 in the pound for pound rankings Giovani Segura in Mexico City.
Estrada (27-2, 20KOs) won the title by a split decision over Brian Viloria in Macau on April 6, 2013 and then successfully defended it against previously unbeaten Filipino Milan Melindo on July 27, 2013 before scoring a 10th round TKO over another Filipino, Richie Mepranum last April 26.
Th 24 year old Estrada proved too good and too strong for the 32 year old Segura who had previously been battered by Viloria who won an 8th round TKO in Manila on December 11, 2011.
Segura (32-4, 28KOs) battled gallantly throughout but Estrada was simply too overpowering for his fellow Mexican.
Segura started off aggressively in the opening round but Estrada who appears to get stronger as his fights wear on turned aggressor towards the end of the round, connecting with solid combinations.
Although Segura continued to come forward. Estrada ripped into him with terrific body shots. Estrada took control by round five and hammered Segura with big right hands that drove the southpaw against the ropes.
Segura continued his aggressive style and landed some body shots in rounds six and seven but Estrada was unfazed and in round eight connected with a hard right and a stinging left hook even as Segura?s right eye began to swell.
Estrada pushed his advantage and caught Segura with vicious combinations that forced referee Raul Caiz Jr to step in and call a halt at 1:33 of the penultimate round.
Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
DICKENS - I WOULDN'T LIKE TO BE IN HIS POSITION FIGHTING ME
, Mon, 02 Aug 2021Nesthy Petecio vs Sena Irie Gold Medal Fight: Best Asian Finish in Olympic Women's Boxing
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Mon, 02 Aug 2021"Fight Night on the Charles at Moseley's Boxing results from Dedham, MA
, Mon, 02 Aug 2021Faeldonia gears up for showdown with Bernardino
By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 02 Aug 2021SPORTS SHORTS 185: EUMIR MARCIAL DESTROYS ARMAN DARCHINYAN IN THE FIRST ROUND, FACES TOP SEED OLEKSANDER KHYZHNIAK OF UKRAINE IN THE SEMIFINALS
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sun, 01 Aug 2021Olympic legend pays tribute to Pinoys
By Joaquin Henson, , Sun, 01 Aug 2021Marcial KOs Darchinyan in 1st round
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 01 Aug 2021Reyes, Claros and Hernandez banner PH chess FIDE Online Rapid World Cup Cadets & Youth team
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 01 Aug 2021MARCIAL STOPS DARCHINYAN IN 1, ENTERS MEDAL ROUND!
By Dong Secuya, , Sun, 01 Aug 2021WOOD RIPS WBA FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE FROM XU CAN WITH 12TH-ROUND STOPPAGE
, Sun, 01 Aug 2021San Juan vs Iloilo in PCAP grand finals
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sun, 01 Aug 2021Petecio favored against Irie in finals
By Lito delos Reyes, , Sun, 01 Aug 2021Weights from Atlantic City
, Sun, 01 Aug 2021SPORTS SHORTS 184: NESTHY PETECIO EDGES IRMA TESTA OF ITALY AND ENTERS THE GOLD MEDAL MATCH, CARLO PAALAM DOMINATES MOHAMED FLISSI OF ALGERIA
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sat, 31 Jul 2021PETECIO COMES FROM BEHIND TO BEAT TESTA OF ITALY; FIGHTS FOR GOLD!
By Dong Secuya, , Sat, 31 Jul 2021PAALAM DOMINATES ALGERIAN TO ADVANCE TO QUARTERFINALS
By Dong Secuya, , Sat, 31 Jul 2021PHOTOS: KLAY THOMPSON VISITS MANNY PACQUIAO
, Sat, 31 Jul 2021"Fight Night on the Charles at Moseley's" OFFICIAL WEIGHTS
, Sat, 31 Jul 2021FIGHT CAMP WEEK 1 WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER
, Sat, 31 Jul 2021INTERNATIONAL BOXING UNDER THE STARS SATURDAY AUGUST 28 AT MONTREAL IGA STADIUM
, Fri, 30 Jul 2021“CLASH OF CHAMPIONS” SFT bantamweight title fight “Mexicano vs Matshumoto” To headline SFT 28
, Fri, 30 Jul 2021Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz to get lifetime free service from two chess players
By Marlon Bernardino, , Fri, 30 Jul 2021Is Errol Spence, Jr. Fighting with a Chip on His Shoulder?
By Ralph Rimpell, , Fri, 30 Jul 2021Predictions Hold as Eumir Marcial, Main Rivals Advance to the Men's Middleweight Quarterfinals
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Fri, 30 Jul 2021FIGHT CAMP WEEK 1 PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
, Fri, 30 Jul 2021