We knew it was coming this fall, and now we’ve received a working date. ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez stories that tremendous flyweight rivals Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez are about “80%” via negotiations to fulfill in an October sixteenth rubber match.
WBC tremendous flyweight champion Estrada (42-3, 28 KO) and then-WBA champ Gonzalez (50-3, 41 KO) placed on one of many 12 months’s greatest fights in March, a 12-round battle that noticed them throw an insane 2,529 mixed punches. As with so many nice battles, nonetheless, it was overshadowed by extremely questionable scoring that noticed Estrada, whom most noticed falling simply brief, take dwelling a cut up determination on scores of 115-113 and 117-111.
In response, the WBC ordered a right away rematch, plus one other rematch between obligatory challenger Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Carlos Cuadras to find out who’s subsequent in line. Whoever wins this trilogy match can even be anticipated to face Joshua Franco in some unspecified time in the future.
Whereas Gonzalez ought to have been free to experience off into the sundown with two wins over “El Gallo,” I’m not against seeing these two run it again. Let’s simply hope they didn’t go away every part within the ring final time.