Juan Francisco Estrada looking to make his first title defense in August.
Last time we saw Juan Francisco Estrada in the ring, he avenged a previous loss to Srisaket Sor Rungvisai by defeating the Thai fighter in their rematch to win the WBC super flyweight title on April 26.
With the win, not only did Estrada become a two-time, two-division world champion, he also earned pound-for-pound status in the eyes of many pundits.
Since, Estrada (39-3, 26 KO’s) has been a hot name and a bit of target by others at super flyweight. IBF champion Jerwin Ancajas, as well as newly crowned WBO champion Kazuto Ioka, have both stated they would like to fight him next.
Additionally, Sor Rungvisai would love a third fight. In short, the fighter known as “Gallo” is now a wanted commodity!
So, what direction does the Mexican now go? For the immediate future, the champ is heading home! 3KingsBoxing has learned Estrada will return to the ring on August 24 to make the first defense on home turf in his native Sonora, Mexico.
The bout airing on DAZN will be the champion’s first fight in Mexico since March 2017.
While the opponent is to be announced, don’t anticipate Estrada to fight against one of the big names in the division. Expect this bout to be a voluntary defense against an opponent he should handle with relative ease.
In short, look for this bout to be more of a homecoming/showcase title defense more than anything that will set up an eventual big money fight either later this year or at some point in 2020.
Stay tuned in to 3KingsBoxing for updates on Estrada’s opponent for his upcoming August 24 title defense.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.