Juan Francisco Estrada edges 'Chocolatito' by majority decision to win WBC super flyweight title
Another fight, another war.
Juan Francisco Estrada rode a hot start and produced a sharp 12th round to edge Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez by majority decision to claim the vacant WBC super flyweight championship in their trilogy fight Saturday night. Judges at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, scored it 114-114, 116-112 and 115-113 to give Estrada his second straight razor-sharp decision over the future Hall of Famer. DAZN News scored the fight 115-113 for Estrada.
Estrada defeated Gonzalez by a controversial split decision last March. Gonzalez won their first meeting in November 2012 by unanimous decision.
On Saturday night, "El Gallo" came out as the sharper fighter, peppering Gonzalez off the back foot with well-timed punches and even potshotting the legend who looked sluggish and a step behind his younger opponent.
However, toward the middle of the fight, "Chocolatito" began to assert his will with nonstop pressure on Estrada to wildly swing the bout in his favor. While Estrada boxed well off the back foot early, Gonzalez's forward-fighting pressure began to smother the Mexican fighter as the Nicaraguan warrior started banking round after round to tighten up the fight on the scorecards.
As it came down to the 12th round, Estrada made sure that "Chocolatito" wasn't able to summon a comeback as he got the better of the exchanges with sharper output to take the final frame.
Here's how the entire Estrada-"Chocolatito" 3 main card went, live on DAZN.