Juan Francisco Estrada made the home-landers happy, as he stopped out Dewayne Beamon in Hermosillo, Mexico Saturday evening, topping a card portions of which ran on DAZN.
The 29 year old Estrada impressed mightily in his last outin, downing Sor Rungvisai, the Thai ace.
On this night, it was the 34 year old Beamon in front of him. This was the seventh straight fight in Mexico for the Carolina product. Estrada’s WBC and RING super flyweight belts were up for grabs to Beamon.
Beamon aka “Mr. Stop Running” entered at 16-1-1 (11 KOs), while the ex fly champ Estrada was 39-3 (26 KOs) prior to gloving up.
Beamon, who said he started boxing at age 26, had a nice first against the patient Mexican; but down he went, twice, in the second.
Lil right, maybe with a trip, then a curt right on an impatient Beamon sent him to the mat again.
He got wobbled in the third, and then he went down. Beamon was in over his head..But still willing..he made it to round four. And he looked to stalk, indeed a straight right clipped the Mexican later in the fourth. He didn’t go down or get horribly wobbled, so, a better Beamon round…which he still didn’t win.
In the fifth, Estrada was the same..collected, accurate. He invited Beamon to have at him, while he had back to the ropes. His defense is underrated–Estrada has great in ring vision, he stays so calm, so he knows what the other guy is up to at all times. But Beamon showed speed and power, his right hand landed, and had Estrada off those ropes. Decent round for him…The crowd started getting into it. The 7th, Estrada landed right counters, a chopping right behind the ear hurt the loser.
To the eighth…We heard from Todd Grisham and Sergio Mora that dad died in a scuba accident, mom died a few years later..and then the aunt that raised him perished…yet Estrada soldiered on. The fans chanted him forward, and blood dripped from Beamon’s left eye. He was getting broken down, though, getting backed up. The Mexican was sniping at him. His short shots, eight inches sometimes, they stung.
In the ninth, punishment accumulated. Back to the ropes, not answering back…the ref hopped in and halted the tango.
This was his first fight in the home region in almost five years, and every single patron dug it. The stock of Beamon…
..doesn’t drop–he surpassed the expectations of many and showed more than ample grit in hanging in.