With all of the thoughts compounding and compiling upon one another regarding last week’s pivotal action, we must not forget that we have a major card this week featuring three strong Champions. Thee Super-Flyweight Champion of the World Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3-0, 27KO👊) will put his RING/WBC World Titles at risk as he sets out to do battle in a rematch against rival and former 1-time Super-Flyweight Titlist Carlos Cuadras (39-3-1, 27KO👊), opening their book for a new entry after their thrilling 2017 showdown in which Estrada emerged victorious from.
ESTRADA AND CUADRAS – TWO PROUD FIGHTERS SET ON DIFFERING JOURNEYS
After upending former King 🇹🇭Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in what was perhaps the greatest performance of his career, Estrada went on to dominate 🇺🇸Dewayne Beamon towards a TKO win.
Looking to make the 2nd defense of his reign as the King, these days he finds himself universally sitting in the middle of everyone’s unofficial top-10 P4P rankings, and has gotten the adulation that subtly eluded him for years in times past despite being well equipped to fulfill his dreams.
Quadras back in 2014 found himself entering the title picture when he snatched the WBC Super-Flyweight Title away against common opponent 🇹🇭Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, he managed to put together 6 successful title defenses before he was defeated by a legend who features on this current card. Including that fight, Cuadras would lose three bouts in a four fight span, though those losses came against top competition in 🇳🇮Chocolatito, Estrada, and 🇵🇷McWilliams Arroyo.
After the third loss, soon after, Cuadras made his vices public by checking himself into 🏥rehab for drug and alcohol abuse – more power to him. Dealing with those demons, he got himself back into the ring 4 months after stepping away from the ring to take care of those pressing matters. He has fought three times since, however he doesn’t quite look like what he used to be athletically (which is a large component to his arsenal), but this type of match-up in a form of a re-match, to reverse fortune is all the motivation he needs to push towards putting up his best effort and going for the throne.
A LEGEND IS NOW BACK IN FULL EFFECT
Nicaraguan boxing legend ♛🇳🇮Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (49-2-0, 41KO👊) had emerged from the rubble thrust upon him when he resurrected his career, knocking out Yal Yafai on leap-day February 29th, to once again become a Champion.
Roman ever hoisting a title again was an unlikely narrative by the masses since being shut down by Srisaket Sor Rungvisai. Chocolatito now sits as Super-Flyweight’s WBA Titlist, and he will attempt to make his 1st defense in his second stint as a 115 lb. titlist against perennial contender (current ranked #3 WBA world contender) Israel Gonzalez (25-3-0, 11KO👊) for what will serve as the co-main event on this loaded fight card.
A RISING STAR LOOKS TO SET THE TONE
Boxing thrives when new blood interjects themselves into the hierarchy of their respective decisions, and reigning WBC Flyweight Titlist Julio Cesar Martinez (16-1-0, 12KO👊) has been a lightning rod ripping through top fighters Andrew Selby, Charlie Edwards, Cristofer Rosales and Jay Harris.
He defeated that cast with minimal effort, reminding people of Marco Antonio Barrera due to his limitless motor, and his ability to switch up stances from time to time. He is also defending his title for a 2nd time. His opponent will be journeyman Moises Calleros (33-9-1, 17KO👊), who is really a replacement opponent after original opponent after #14 ranked WBC opponent Maximo Flores tested positive for Coronavirus. With established greats taking place on this card, Martinez will look to steal the show, and get the spotlight to shift toward his direction. Catch this card in its entirely, it will be shown on 💻DAZN’s live streaming app on Friday night, another solid weekend of boxing.