The doors of the Legendary Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California swung open this morning as Three-Time World Champion DONNIE NIETES and Four-Time World Champion BRIAN VILORIA hosted the Los Angeles Sports Media just sixteen days prior to their world title bouts at the highly anticipated SUPERFLY 2 event set for Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum and televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
(Photo/Tom Hogan, 360 Boxing Promotions)
Nietes and Viloria were joined by TOM LOEFFLER of 360 Boxing Promotions. Below are quotes from the participants.
“I am very happy and proud to be training here at the Wild Card Boxing Gym. I feel very welcome here and everyone has been nice to me. The opportunity to work and spar with Brian Viloria has been very important and will get me ready for my fight on February 24.”
“To be part of such a terrific boxing card is great for me and my career. The exposure I will get on HBO on this card will take my career to another level. I am looking forward to fighting in the Forum, a historic boxing venue and I will try to give everyone the best fight possible.”
“I expect a very tough fight, Reveco is a two-time world champion and is coming for my belt. I have to be at my best to beat him and I will be.”
“I have been doing this for a long time and I still love boxing. For me boxing is a lifestyle, I don’t consider it work at all, so as long as I feel good and I get opportunities I will continue to work hard to be ready.”
“It has been very cool working and sparring with Donnie, he is a true professional and I am still learning from him. The sparring has been high level and we are helping each other to get better all the time.”
“It’s a great main event and a tough fight for Sor Rungvisai and Estrada. I fought Estrada and I know how good he is. Estrada is a good boxer, very intelligent and has good power. I looking forward to that fight and on the whole show there are a lot tremendous fights.”
“It’s great to be here this morning with Donnie Nietes and Brian Viloria, two of the best fighters in the world and between them having been world champions’ seven times over their careers. Both are in excellent shape and ready for their world title fights on February 24.”
“Superfly 2 is only sixteen days away and the anticipation from the fans and the media has continued to build momentum since we announced the main event in December. This card truly is the ‘Gold Standard’ for boxing events in 2018.”
SUPERFLY 2 is headlined by WBC Super Flyweight World Champion SRISAKET SOR RUNGVISAI, (43-4-1, 39 KO’s), of Si Sa Ket, Thailand, defending his title over 12-rounds for the second time against former world champion and #1 ranked mandatory challenger JUAN FRANCISCO “El Gallo” ESTRADA, (36-2, 25 KO’s), of Sonora, Mexico. The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark® beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Co-featured on the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast, former WBC Super Flyweight World Champion, CARLOS ‘Principe’ CUADRAS, (36-2-1, 27 KO’s), of Mexico City, MX faces hard-hitting, two-time world title challenger MC WILLIAMS ARROYO, (16-3, 14 KO’s), of Fajardo, Puerto Rico in an outstanding ten round super flyweight clash.
Opening the telecast, the Fighting Pride of the Philippines and three-time world champion DONNIE NIETES, (40-1-4, 22 KO’s) will make the first defense of his IBF Flyweight World Title over 12-rounds against two-time world champion and mandatory challenger JUAN CARLOS REVECO, (39-3-0, 19 KO’s) from Las Heras, Argentina.
Headlining the non-televised portion of the event, four-time world champion in two divisions and #2 ranked BRIAN “The Hawaiian Punch” VILORIA, (38-5, 22 KO’s) of Los Angeles, CA via Waipahu, Hawaii will challenge undefeated and #1 ranked ARTEM DALAKIAN, (15-0, 11 KO’s), of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine in a scheduled 12-round bout for the vacant WBA Flyweight World Title.
Tickets for SUPERFLY 2, priced at $250, $150, $100, $60 and $30 are now on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000) and the Forum Box Office. The Forum is located at 3900 W. Manchester Blvd, Inglewood CA 90305. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. on the night of the event.
SUPERFLY 2 is presented by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions in association with Nakornluong Promotions and Zanfer Promotions. Cuadras vs. Arroyo is presented in association with Promociones del Pueblo and PR Best Boxing. Nietes vs. Reveco is presented in association with ALA Promotions. Viloria vs. Dalakian is presented in association with Teiken Promotions.