Juan Francisco Estrada Stops Dewayne Beamon in Mexico
By Hector Franco | Senior Writer and Editor
Published: August 25, 2019
HERMOSILLO, MEXICO – In front of a sellout crowd of 12,000 fans at the Centro de Usos Multiples arena in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) further cemented his status as one of the best fighters in the world pound-for-pound.
Estrada made the first defense of his WBC Super Flyweight championship against North Carolina’s Dewayne Beamon (16-2-1, 11 KOs).
Beamon, 34, began boxing at the age of 26 and only turned professional in 2015. The North Carolina fighter would be fighting his seventh straight fight in Mexico when he stepped in the ring with Estrada as a considerable underdog.
The fight started quickly in Estrada’s favor as he scored two knockdowns in the second round as a result of left hooks during exchanges. Beamon was not seriously hurt from the knockdowns, but put himself in a position of needing a knockout to win.
The third round was all Estrada who landed a large volume of body punches on Beamon, leaving the impression that the fight was close to being over.
Beamon responded with two good rounds in the fifth and sixth. Beamon was able to outwork Estrada in those rounds as he acted uncharacteristically by taunting the North Carolina native.
Estrada made a comeback of his own in the seventh round landing numerous counter punches and leaving Beamon on unsteady legs.
The eighth and ninth rounds followed the same pattern as the seventh round leading to the fight being stopped as Estrada kept landing a barrage of punches with Beamon on the ropes.
The fight was stopped at the 0.51 mark of the ninth round.
Now that Estrada was successful in a hometown title defense of his WBC Super Flyweight championship, fans will look forward to seeing him back in the ring against elite competition.
(Featured Photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom Boxing)