Saturday, March 13, 2021
Juan Francisco Estrada (41-3 28 KOs) vs Roman Gonzalez (50-2 41 KOs).
WBC, WBA Super Flyweight Titles.
The bout—which will air live on DAZN—comes more than eight years after their fantastic 12-round war in Nov. 2012, which a then-unbeaten Gonzalez won by unanimous decision in the final defense of his 108-pound title. Estrada entered his first title reign one fight later, moving up to flyweight where he dethroned Brian Viloria to become a unified titlist.
Gonzalez went on to claim the lineal flyweight champion along with a belt at junior bantamweight to become Nicaragua’s first-ever four-division titlist. His 115-pound reign—along with unbeaten record and stay atop the pound-for-pound rankings—came to an end following back-to-back losses to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in 2017, including a vicious 4th round knockout loss in their Sept. 2017 rematch.
Nicaraguan star Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, who holds the WBA’s super flyweight championship, is training diligently for the rematch against WBC super flyweight champion Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada of Mexico.
Gonzalez is preparing at the Roger Deshon gym in Managua, Nicaragua. The workouts involve long daily runs and nibbling at a nutritious balanced diet.
This long-awaited unifying contest will be a long-awaited battle between the two warriors.
They first met on November 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, at junior flyweight. Gonzalez walked away with a unanimous decision victory.