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Juan Francisco Estrada

Gonzalez vs. Yaegashi + Estrada vs. Segura = Flyweight Wars

The Flyweight division doesn’t normally get the same attention or recognition as the fighters do at Welterweight, Super Middleweight, or the heavily debated Super Bantamweight. This week on two smaller networks beIN sports espanol and A.W.E., 4 Flyweights will battle for future paydays, pride, legacy, and unification supremacy.

Both fights feature similar stylistic matchmaking, the traditional puncher versus boxer match-up. In this case the boxer-types being Estrada and Yaegashi, have plenty of power and will engage in a brawl when the rubber hits the road.

The last few years Roman Gonzalez has been knocking on the door of elite status. This weekend presents a chance to kick that door in. Hardcore followers in the Western Hemisphere rave about “Chocolatito” aggression and knockout power, having stopped 33 opponents to go along with his 39 wins.

Roman Gonzalez was on the outside looking in on the pound for pound list because of a lackluster resume. After a somewhat softer run at 108, Gonzalez earned a signature win against Juan Francisco Estrada in a highly entertaining and competitive bout. Continue reading

WBO Announces Officials For Estrada vs Segura

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work this Saturday, September 6, in the third title defense of the flyweight champion, Mexican Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, against his countryman Giovani “El Guerrero Azteca” Segura, that will take place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, in a Promociones Zanfer presentation. Continue reading

Golden Boy versus Top Rank Edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap

The Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present a special “Promotion and Network War” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” tonight at 9:00 PM EST.

Pugilist KOrner listener line: 718-506-1506

During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will discuss this past weekend’s respective fight cards on rival networks, HBO and Showtime, and examine the matchmaking efforts of both respective promoters, Top Rank, Inc, and Golden Boy Promotions. The Pugilist KOrner Team will also talk about the impressive victories of Jesus Soto Karass, Omar Figueroa, Keith Thurman, Anthony Dirrell, Zou Shiming, Juan Francisco Estrada, and Evgeny Gradovich. Continue reading