JUAN FRANCISCO ESTRADA VS. FELIPE ORUCUTA
DONNIE NIETES VS. ASTON PALICTE
KAZUTO IOKA VS. MCWILLIAMS ARROYO
Saturday, September 8
From the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Los Angeles, CA
Televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®
Tickets On Sale July 27!
Los Angeles, CA (July 26, 2018) Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions has announced details of the
highly anticipated return of the widely acclaimed SUPERFLY series set for Saturday,
September 8 at the “Fabulous” Forum in Los Angeles, CA. The triple-header will be televised
live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
#SUPERFLY3 will be headlined by a 12 -round super flyweight clash between former world
champion JUAN FRANCISCO ‘El Gallo’ ESTRADA, (36-3-0, 25 KO’s), of Sonora, Mexico and twotime
world title challenger FELIPE ‘Galito’ ORUCUTA, (36-4-0, 30 KO’s), of Nicolas Romero,
Mexico. Estrada vs. Orucuta is promoted in association with Zanfer Promotions.
Co-featured over 12-rounds for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Title, four-time world
champion DONNIE ‘The Snake’ NIETES, (41-1-4, 23 KO’s), of Bacolod City, Philippines, moves up
one division to challenge countryman ‘Mighty’ ASTON PALICTE, (24-2-0, 20 KO’s) of Bago City,
Opening the telecast, three-division world champion KAZUTO IOKA, (22-1-0, 13 KO’s), of Osaka,
Japan, battles two-time world title challenger MCWILLIAMS ARROYO, (17-3-0, 14 KO’s), of
Fajardo, Puerto Rico in a ten-round super flyweight bout.
Advance tickets for SUPERFLY 3, priced at $150, $100, $75, $50 and $25 will go On-Sale
Tomorrow, Friday July 27 at 10:00 a.m. PT 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 on the night of the event will open at 4:00
“We’re very excited to make this announcement today for SUPERFLY 3”, said Loeffler. “Our first
two Superfly cards were among the most well received international boxing events over the last
“Since our last SUPERFLY card in February, boxing fans and media have continuously asked me
when the next card is taking place. The fights that have been presented i
This will be Estrada’s third straight fight at a SUPERFLY event, having defeated former world
champion Carlos Cuadras on September 9, 2017 in an epic battle at the series debut in Carson,
Over the course of his illustrious 10-year career, Estrada has fought many other world
champions and top contenders including Roman Gonzalez, Hernan Marquez, Giovanni Segura,
Richie Mepranum and Milan Melindo.
Estrada won the WBO and WBA Flyweight World Titles on April 6, 2013 by defeating then
world champion Brian Viloria, making five defenses before moving up to the super flyweight
The 32-year-old Felipe Orucuta has twice challenged for the WBO Super Flyweight World Title,
losing in very close decisions to Omar Narvaez in Argentina. On May 25, 2013 in Buenos Aires,
Orucuta was on the short end of a 12-round split decision. Fourteen months later, Orucuta
returned to Argentina, this time losing a 12-round majority decision to Narvaez in Villa Maria,
Currently the heavy handed Orucuta is on a five-bout winning streak; all by knockout including
the fourth-round stoppage of Ricardo Roman on May 26, 2018 in Mexico City.
Among the other notable names on Orucuta’s winning side of the ledger are Roberto
Castaneda, Fernando Lumacad, Julio David Roque Ler and Enrique Bernache.
The fight against Estrada will be Orucuta’s first in the United States since July 2008.
Fighting in the Los Angeles for the third time in recent years, Donnie Nietes thrilled the local
Filipino fans with a seventh-round knockout over Juan Carlos Reveco at SUPERFLY 2 to earn the
IBF Flyweight World Title, his tenth straight victory. Incredibly, Nietes has not suffered a loss
since September 2004.
One of the Philippines most popular fighters over the last fifteen years, among the victories on
Nietes’ ledger are wins over Edgar Sosa, Raul Garcia, Ramon Garcia Hirales, Manuel Vargas,
Juan Alejo and Gilberto Parra.
The 27-year-old Aston Palicte will be fighting for the third time in the United States. In his U.S.
debut, he won a 10-round decision over then undefeated Oscar Cantu on December 17, 2016 in
Las Vegas. Following that up on December 8, 2017, the all-action Palicte knocked out Jose
Alfredo Rodriguez in the fifth stanza in Round Rock, Texas.
The boxing pride of Osaka, Japan, Kazuto Ioka retired in November 2017 after making five
defenses of his WBA Flyweight World Title earned by defeating then champion Juan Carlos
Reveco on April 22, 2015.
Over the course of his nine-year multiple title reign, Ioka defeated world champions and toprated
contenders including Amnat Ruenroeng, Akira Yaegashi, Felix Alvarado, Ekkawit Songnui,
Yutthana Kaensa and Nare Yianleang.
With all of his previous bouts coming in Japan, Ioka will be making his long-awaited United
States debut at SUPERFLY 3.
A representative of his native Puerto Rico in the 2008 Olympics, the 32-year-old McWIlliams
Arroyo made his Los Angeles debut at the Forum and on HBO by challenging then WBC
Flyweight World Champion Roman Gonzalez on April 23, 2016. Although losing a 12-round
decision, Arroyo would fight valiantly against the #1 Pound-for-Pound legend, earning the
respect from the sold-out crowd.
Most recently Arroyo challenged former super flyweight world champion Carlos Cuadras at
SUPERFLY 2, defeating the popular Mexican over ten rounds in an outstanding battle at the
Forum that had the huge crowd cheering throughout.
Additional information on this tremendous night of world class professional boxing will be
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