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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Eden Sonsona knocks out previously unbeaten Adrian Estrella in Mexico

Joey Maceda - 7:50 AM
Eden Sonsona knocks out previously unbeaten Adrian Estrella in MexicoBy Rich Mazon PhilBoxing.comSun, 17 May 2015Sonsona. Most Filipino boxing fans say that the only way for a Filipino fighter to win in Mexico is to score a knockout. Eden Sonsona did just that and in spectacular fashion Saturday night. Sonsona, 26, (33-6-2, 11 KOs) of General Santos City scored a 2nd round TKO win over previously unbeaten super featherweight Adrian Estrella, 23, (22-0, 20 KOs) of Monterrey, Nuevo Len, Mexico at the Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potos, Mexico. The Pinoy fighter came out swinging from the get-go against a knockout artist who is fighting in his home turf. Both mixed it up in the opening salvo, with the bigger Estrella going down early from what is ruled as a slip by the referee. Estrella was able to dodge Sonsonas overhand lefts in the first and managed to hurt his opponent with combinations of his own. He stunned Sonsona early in the round with a short right that almost knocked down the fighter from the Philippines. In the 2nd round, Estrella started fast but missed with a straight right that Sonsona was able to avoid. Sonsona fired a looping left that glanced Estrella and then followed it up with a big and perfectly timed overhand right that clipped the Mexican in the jaw. Estrella fell and hit the canvas with his hand and face after receiving the huge shot. He got up but was visibly dizzy as he stood up and wobbled around the ring. He fell again as he reached his own corner and the referee stopped the fight immediately in favor of a jubilant Sonsona who hugged his trainer after his big win. Sonsona snatched the vacant WBC International Silver Super Featherweight strap with his big upset win and notched his 34th win and 12th KO of his career in enemy territory. Estrella will have to regroup with his shocked team after suffering his first defeat and knockout in the hands of the visiting Sonsona - who joined fellow Pinoy fighter Jonathan Taconing as the only two fighters from the Philippines who are victorious in Mexico this year. You can reach the author at rrmaze24@aol.com and @Freemazon910. Click here to view a list of other articles written by Rich Mazon .Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:Pro Boxer Brian Viloria -- Hawaiians Are Born Ass-Kickers ... Don't Mess With ThemBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015LEWKOWICZ SENDS CEASE AND DESIST LETTER TO NERIBy Dong Secuya, Sat, 22 Aug 2015ALL SET FOR PUNTA PRINCESA BOXING AUG 23By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., Sat, 22 Aug 2015Shane Mosley -- Mayorga Fight's Not Dead Yet ... But I'm WorriedBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015SENATORS ANGARA AND PIA CAYETANO JOIN CALL TO CHEER ON AZKALS ON SEPT. 8By , Sat, 22 Aug 2015ROY JONES JR SIGNS RUSSIAN CITIZENSHIP APPLICATIONBy Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 22 Aug 2015GOLOVKIN VS. LEMIEUX CLOSE OUT PRESS TOUR WITH LARGE RECEPTION IN LOS ANGELES - QUOTES & PHOTOSBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015Dapidran still has contract with MP Promotions until 2017By Lito delos Reyes, Sat, 22 Aug 2015Ronda Rousey -- Called Out By Holly Holm's Camp ... YOU. WILL. LOSE.By , Sat, 22 Aug 2015GH3 Promotions O'Shanique Foster and Lavarn Harvell in action on Saturday night in Washington, DCBy , Sat, 22 Aug 2015Global Sports Streaming, a new sports network, launches it's first live show, "Best In Boxing."By , Sat, 22 Aug 2015NBA -- Smith returning to the CavsBy Jose Roberto Meza, Sat, 22 Aug 2015PACQUIAO CAMP: JONEL DAPIDRAN IS STILL UNDER CONTRACT WITH MP BOXING GYMBy Dong Secuya, Fri, 21 Aug 2015Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Rose Retains Title-Ray Beltran Encounter & More By Don Smith, Fri, 21 Aug 2015RETURNING DANNY GREEN SCORES IMPRESSIVE TEN ROUND WIN OVER BOLONTIBy Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 21 Aug 2015TWO FILIPINOS BEATEN IN BIG MELBOURNE FIGHT CARDBy Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 21 Aug 2015Roy Jones Jr. Vladimir Putin Was Honored to Meet Me By , Fri, 21 Aug 2015GOLOVKIN-LEMIEUX, GONZALEZ-VILORIA LA PRESSCON (PHOTOS)By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 21 Aug 2015Jhonny Gonzalez To Face Jonathan Oquendo On Mayweather vs. Berto Undercard Sept. 12 on SHOWTIME PPVBy , Fri, 21 Aug 2015Baltimore Boxing to host Olympic Qualifiers September 8-11!By , Fri, 21 Aug 20155-TIME WORLD CHAMPION TIM "DESERT STORM" BRADLEY CONFIRMED FOR SECOND- ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO TAKING PLACE SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 IN LAS VEGAS By , Fri, 21 Aug 2015THIS MONDAY! Terence Crawford & Dierry Jean Omaha Press Conf. Fans InvitedBy , Thu, 20 Aug 2015'Sugar' Shane Mosley -- Something's Really Fishy About Don King's Paperwork By , Thu, 20 Aug 2015M-1 Challenge 61 pushed back to Sept. 19 and moved to Russia; Sultanakhmedov returns vs. BritoBy , Thu, 20 Aug 2015

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