Filipino Asenjo KO'ed by Estrada in flyweight title fight
MANILA, Philippines - WBA/WBO flyweight titleholder Juan Francisco Estrada dominated an overmatched Rommel Asenjo en route to a third round technical knockout win on Sunday, March 29 Manila time at the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Mexico.
Estrada (32-2, 23 knockouts) of Hermosillo, Mexico was thoroughly in control over Asenjo (26-4, 20 KOs) of Pigkawayan, North Cotabato, Philippines. With a minute gone by in round three, one of Asenjo's trainers threw in the towel, pointing to Asenjo's closed right eye as his reason.
The loss snaps Asenjo's six-fight winning streak, though none of those victories came against fighters with winning records.
The win was Estrada's sixth straight, 5 of which came against Filipino boxers dating back to his 2013 title win over Brian Viloria in Macau. Estrada may have another Filipino opponent in his near future.
Michael Aldeguer, who promotes RING magazine/WBO junior flyweight champ Donnie Nietes, says his company has had preliminary talks with Estrada's promoter Zanfer Promotions about a match after Nietes fulfills his July 4 mandatory defense against Francisco Rodriguez Jr. - Rappler.com
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