Juan Francisco Estrada finally gets a trilogy rematch against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez this Saturday, in an event shown live on DAZN.
The pair first fought a little over a decade ago before being reunited in the ring last year. Right now, the score stands at 1-1, head to head, and a decider was expected last March.
Unfortunately, Estrada had to drop out due to a Covid-19 infection and he is now ready to get the third fight done in December, in one of the most anticipated fights of the year.
Let’s look back at the first two fights, which shows why everyone is ready for number three.
November 17, 2012
The Mexican dropped down from flyweight to light flyweight to take on WBA champion Gonzalez, in the first time he would compete outside his home country, at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in California.
Gonzalez was on top throughout, and won the fight on a unanimous decision after it went the distance, 116-112, 116-112, 118-110.
The Nicaraguan made it clear that he would entertain a rematch later in his career, but few would expect it would take close to a decade to come around.
March 13, 2021
This time Estrada was the champion going into the fight, holding the WBA (Super) super flyweight strap, with Gonzalez looking to lift the belt from his opponent.
2,529 punches were thrown in total by the fighters, as measured by Compubox. The figure was the highest ever recorded by the system for the 115lb division. Those statistics suggested that ‘Chocolatito’ had landed the majority of the punches, but Estrada was awarded a split decision victory, 117-111, 115-113, 113-15.
March 5, 2022
DAZN were set to broadcast the trilogy in March earlier this year, but with six weeks to go, Estrada had to pull out as a result of a Covid-19 bout. That sets the scene for a late 2022 chance to run it back for a third - and probably final - time.
When is Estrada vs. Chocolatito 3? date, start time
- Date: Saturday, December 3
- Main card: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. GMT
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT (Sunday)
The main card is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. GMT with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT (Sunday). These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Can I watch Estrada vs. Chocolatito 3 on DAZN tonight?
The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. You can sign up for a subscription here . However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
|Mobile Devices||TV & Streaming Devices||Game Consoles|
|iPhone, iPad||Amazon Fire TV||Playstation 4|
|Android phones, tablets||Amazon Fire TV Stick||Playstation 5|
|Amazon Fire tablet||Android TV||XBox One|
|Apple TV||XBox Series X | S|
|LG Smart TV, Smartcast|
|Panasonic Smart TV|
|Samsung Smart TV|
|Sony Smart TV|