The Superfly 2 tripleheader is now rounded out, and the latest addition is a good one, even if it's not a 115-pound bout. It was announced Thursday that Donnie Nietes will make the first defense of his 112-pound title against former champion Juan Carlos Reveco.
HBO's “Superfly 2” tripleheader is officially set, as added to the two super flyweight fights on top of the bill is a flyweight title fight between Donnie Nietes and mandatory challenger Juan Carlos Reveco. Nietes (40-1-4, 22 KO) is the world's top flyweight, holding the IBF title.
In the main event of "Superfly 2" -- super flyweight is the alternate name for the junior bantamweight division -- junior bantamweight world titleholder Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (43-4-1, 39 KOs), a 31-year-old southpaw from Thailand who twice upset Roman "Chocolatito Gonzalez last year, will make his mandatory defense against Mexico's Juan Francisco Estrada (36-2, 25 KOs), 27, a former unified flyweight titleholder.
There is also another flyweight world title fight on the card, though it won't be part of HBO's coverage in the United States. In that bout, former two-division world titleholder Brian Viloria (38-5, 23 KOs), 37, a Hawaii native fighting out of Los Angeles, will face Artem Dalakian (15-0, 11 KOs), 30, of Ukraine, for a vacant belt.