The Big Question: Srisaket vs Estrada 2 - who wins?

Boxing Monthly
26/04/2019 1:08pm

Members of the BM team make their picks and predictions for the titanic super flyweight rematch between Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Juan Francisco Estrada…

I find it hard to confidently pick a winner the second time around, which proves how great a fight this is compared to a lot of clear mismatches fans have had to endure this year! Being a big Estrada admirer I’d love to see him do it and maybe set up a trilogy, but I feel this fight will be a repeat result in another close, exciting battle. Srisaket by split decision. – Lee Gormley

Estrada has to stick to his boxing and avoid a trade with Srisaket. If he can stay slick and clever Estrada wins via UD.– James Lupton

The Srisaket vs Estrada main event tops the best card of the year so far. Estrada will get off to a quicker start this time around and do just enough to eke out a points win, setting up a rubber match down the road. - Michael Montero

Fighters with the style of Srisaket eventually run into someone with the level of intelligence required to defuse them, and a well-schooled Estrada -who’s already experienced everything Srisaket can throw at him - is a reasonable pick to be that someone. Neither man fought anyone of note between their excellent first bout and this, so it’s fair to expect them to pick up roughly where they left off. Estrada by tight decision. – Tom Craze

I fancy Estrada to potentially stop Srisaket late. The little Thai warrior has been in some wars recently and despite prevailing on each occasion he has looked easier to hit in his last two. Expect nothing less than a classic again though, because the champion doesn't know how to take a backwards step. Great fight. – Craig Scott

I think Estrada will have learned from their first tussle and has the ability and intelligence to make the subtle adjustments required to nick a win. It will be nip and tuck though. – James Oddy

I expect another tight tussle between Srisaket and Estrada in a cracking back and forth battle. Neither looked great in their bouts against moderate opposition since their first encounter but I don't think we should read much in to that. I'm going with Srisaket to prevail once again via close decision. – Marcus Bellinger

Logically everything seems to point towards an improved Estrada eking-out a close points decision, but something tells me the often-underrated Srisaket will do just enough to walk away with another points decision in another close all-action brawl. The fact that the top two in the division are fighting again earns kudos for them both, particularly as Estrada could have taken a different and easier route to some of the division fold. – Colin Harris

Gun to the head, I have the slightest of leans to Estrada, who is younger and fresher I feel. Srisaket's personal circumstances out of the ring have been a little turbulent and I think he may have peaked. - Luke G. Williams

Final tally: Estrada 6 Srisaket 3