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Juan Francisco Estrada, Román "Chocolatito" González, Julio Cesar Martinez tripleheader: Date, time, how to watch

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On Friday, Oct. 23, boxing fans will get a treat as three world championships will occur at Azteca Studios in Mexico City. 

The ultra-stacked card is led by Juan Francisco Estrada defending the WBC super flyweight belt in a rematch against Carlos Cuadras; Román "Chocolatito" González puts the WBA super flyweight title on the line vs. Israel Gonzalez; and Julio Cesar Martinez defends the WBC flyweight strap against Moises Calleros.

If Estrada and González escape Mexcio City with their respective titles, it would line them up for a rematch won by the latter in November 2012 via unanimous decision. 

Estrada and Cuadras fought in a highly competitive contest in 2017, with the former winning a narrow decision. Estrada (40-3 27 KOs) makes his 2020 debut. He last fought in October 2019, stopping Dewayne Beamon via ninth-round TKO. While he understands the problems Cuadras possesses, Estrada says that a Gonzalez clash is in his future with a victory.

"I am excited to return to the ring," Estrada said in a press release. "It has been tough months for the whole world, and we want to give a great show to all the fans of this sport.

"The first fight against Cuadras was a good fight; without a doubt, this will be too. Also, we are going to share the show, Chocolatito and I. And if everything goes well, we hope to see each other again soon."

The assumption among many boxing pundits was González (49-2, 41 KOs) had seen better days heading into the Kal Yafai bout in February, as he'd gone 2-2 in his last four contests. But the former top pound-for-pound fighter showed there's plenty more in his gas tank, dominating Yafai throughout and winning by ninth-round TKO to capture the WBA belt. 

"I want to thank God for giving me the strength to endure the sport I love and defend my world title," González said. "I want to thank Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing as well as my family of Teiken. I also want to thank all my fans, especially my Mexican friends and Zanfer promotions for giving me this great opportunity, it is truly a blessing to fight in Mexico, and I am ready to give my all on October 23."

In a short time, Martinez (16-1 12 KOs) has developed into one of the most exciting fighters in the sport with his all-action style and ferocious punching power. The 25-year-old stopped Cristofer Rosales in December to win the WBC belt. He last competed in February, beating Jay Harris by unanimous decision to successfully defend the belt for the first. 

"I've been preparing very well here with my trainer Mauricio Aceves," Martinez said. "We’re having a very strong camp. Thank God that I’ve still been able to work out throughout the pandemic. Either my trainer comes to my house, or I go to his. ... I’m very confident that my trainer has me in the best shape for this upcoming fight.”

Martinez was originally scheduled to face Maximino Flores, but Flores had a positive COVID-19 test, and Calleros will step in.

Here’s a complete guide to the Estrada, González and Martinez fight card, with betting odds, undercard information and more.

When is Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Carlos Cuadras 2?

  • Date: Friday, Oct. 23, 2020
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET
  • Main card: 9 p.m. ET

Estrada vs. Cuadras 2 TV, live stream: How to watch

The Estrada vs. Cuadras fight isn't available via traditional pay-per-view or a linear TV channel. Boxing fans can instead  sign up to watch the fight online with DAZN, the global sports live-streaming service. DAZN is available in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Italy, Spain and Brazil.

DAZN can be streamed on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Apple iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, many smart TVs, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.

In Mexico, the fight is available via TV Azteca.

How much does the Estrada vs. Cuadras 2 fight cost?

New subscribers to DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. Pricing options vary by region. In the U.S., the annual pass — which includes access to all of DAZN’s live events, as well as highlights, behind-the-scenes features and original shows — is $99.99. Those who prefer a monthly plan can sign up for a monthly option at $19.99.

For current subscribers, the fight is already included as part of your plan.

Where is the Estrada vs. Cuadras 2 fight?

The Estrada vs. Cuadras fight will take place at Azteca Studios in Mexico City.

This marks the first time Estrada and Cuadras will be fighting at the venue.

Juan Francisco Estrada record and bio

  • Name: Juan Francisco Estrada
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Born: April 14, 1990
  • Height: 5-4 
  • Reach: 66 inches   
  • Total fights: 43
  • Record: 40-3 with 27 knockouts

Carlos Cuadras record and bio

  • Name: Carlos Cuadras
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Born: Aug. 24, 1988
  • Height: 5-4
  • Reach: 66 inches
  • Total fights:  43
  • Record: 39-3-1 with 27 knockouts

Estrada vs. Cuadras 2 fight card

  • Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Carlos Cuadras 2 for Estrada's WBC Flyweight title
  • Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez vs. Israel Gonzalez for Gonzalez's WBA Junior Bantamweight title
  • Julio Cesar Martinez vs. Moises Calleros for Martinez's WBC Flyweight title
  • Diego Pacheco vs. Juan Antonio Mendez
  • Austin Williams vs. Esau Herrera
  • Otha Jones III vs. Kevin Montiel Mendoza

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