On Saturday, Sep. 9, HBO Boxing returned to the Stub Hub Center in Carson, Calif., for HBO Boxing After Dark: Superfly.

A much-anticipated rematch headlined the night, when former champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez looked for revenge against the man to hand him his first and only loss in March, the current WBC world super flyweight champ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Nicaragua’s Gonzalez won 46 straight fights to begin his career, only to be upset by Thai challenger, who previously held the WBC title four years prior.

In the evening’s co-main event, Mexico’s Carlos Cuadras looked to earn a title shot against the winner of the main event when he takes on current WBO world flyweight titleholder and former WBA world super flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada. Cuadras held the WBC world super flyweight belt for two years following his decision victory over Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in 2014.

Elsewhere on the card, the WBO super flyweight world championship was on the line, when the current champion Naoya Inoue made his North American debut against former WBO bantamweight titleholder Antonio Jose Nieves.

The event aired live at 10:15 p.m. ET on HBO Boxing.

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai def. Roman Gonzalez by knockout (referee stoppage). Round 4, 1:18 – for WBC world super flyweight title
Naoya Inoue def. Antonio Nieves by TKO (referee stoppage). Round 6 – for WBO world super flyweight title
Juan Francisco Estrada def. Carlos Cuadras by unanimous decision (114-113×3)

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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