IBR on Hannibal Boxing

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“A rematch seemed inevitable, and Estrada had reason to pursue one. He is Mexico’s finest prizefighter regardless of how little he resembles the warring stereotype. It was easy to envision Estrada taming Sor Rungvisai if provided the opportunity to apply for twelve rounds what it took him as long to learn. Sor Rungvisai, of course, would do what he had always done: combine strength, toughness, power, and arrogance into a brutal gestalt, the efficacy of that strategy leaving a fair trail of bodies in his wake, warmest among them, Roman Gonzalez. But there was plenty Estrada might do to Sor Rungvisai, and good reason to believe that he, the fighter best equipped to apply the lessons of the first fight, would win the second. None of that was likely to reduce the outlay for Estrada’s success (wins against Sor Rungvisai do not come cheap) but that only added to the rematch’s appeal.”

Read No Less Violent: Juan Francisco Estrada Outlasts Srisaket Sor Rungvisai on Hannibal Boxing.


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