Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada headline a triple-header of world championship action on Saturday in what could be one of the fights of 2021 so far.
The duo face off in a super-flyweight unification bout, more than eight years after their first encounter at light-flyweight which was won by Chocolatito.
“I’ve been waiting for this fight for almost nine years," said Estrada, the current WBC and The Ring titleholder. "I’ve been ready for the opportunity. He’s a good champ, he’s a good fighter and may the best man win.
“We waited a long time; I have three losses and I’ve already avenged two of them, but we train really hard and I’m ready for this fight.
“This is going to be better than the first one. It’s going to be a war and the people watching will be the real winners.
“Without a doubt it’s a fight that we have all been waiting for a long time. There is a lot of expectation, it’s been nine years in the making. People would always ask when we would fight again. It’s going to be exciting and I’m concentrating on giving a good fight this Saturday.”
Gonzalez, the WBA (Super) champion, said: “First of all, God bless everyone, I’m really happy, I’m blessed by God and DAZN and Mr. Honda, we’ve done a really good camp and we are ready for this fight.
“I’m very conscious it’s going to be a beautiful fight. Juan is a good champion, and we know what we have to do. We want to give a good fight for everyone to watch.
“That’s my dream, to be champion again. I train really hard and with the help of God and with the help of my team this Saturday we are going to give a really good fight."
Here's everything you need to know about fight night.
Roman Gonzalez vs. Juan Francisco Estrada 2 fight date, start time
- Date : Saturday, March 13
- Coverage : 8 p.m. ET/1 a.m. GMT
- Gonzalez vs. Estrada main event (approx): 11 p.m. ET/4 a.m. GMT
The Roman Gonzalez vs. Juan Francisco Estrada 2 fight card takes place on Saturday, March 13 at 8 p.m. ET. Gonzalez and Estrada are expected to make their way to the ring at around 11 p.m. ET, although that depends on how long the earlier fights take.
Gonzalez vs. Estrada TV channel, live stream
- TV / Stream : DAZN
Gonzalez vs. Estrada can be seen on DAZN everywhere except for Mexico and Latin America. If you aren't subscribed to DAZN, you can sign up here. If you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store.
What devices are supported on DAZN?
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
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Where is the Gonzalez vs. Estrada fight?
The event will be staged at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The venue will be fully compliant with the latest COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. It will be the first time Gonzalez and Estrada compete at the venue.
Roman Gonzalez record and bio
- Nationality : Nicaraguian
- Born : July 16, 1987
- Height : 5-3
- Reach : 64 inches
- Total fights : 52
- Record : 50-2 with 41 knockouts
Juan Francisco Estrada record and bio
- Nationality: Mexican
- Born: April 14, 1990
- Height : 5-4
- Reach : 66 inches
- Total fights : 44
- Record : 41-3 with 28 knockouts
Roman Gonzalez vs. Juan Francisco Estrada 2 fight card
- Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez vs. Juan Francisco Estrada, rematch, 12 rounds, WBA/WBC junior bantamweight title unification
- Jessica McCaskill vs. Cecilia Braekhus rematch for McCaskill’s WBC/IBF/WBO/WBA Women’s Welterweight Titles
- Hiroto Kyoguchi vs. Axel Vega for Kyoguchi’s WBA Junior Flyweight title
- Austin Williams vs. Aaron Coley; Middleweight
- Otha Jones III vs. Jorge Castaneda; Lightweight
- Raymond Ford vs. Aaron Perez; Featherweight