Eddie Hearn Gives An Update On Juan Francisco Estrada v Roman Gonzalez III
When Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (50-3, 41 KOs) fought their highly anticipated rematch on March 13, the fight more than exceeded expectations. Estrada won by split decision to unify the WBC and WBA Super world super flyweight titles. It is arguably the leading candidate for Fight Of The Year in 2021.
Following that epic battle, the WBC elevated Estrada to Franchise status and left the WBC 115 world title vacant. They also announced a four-person tournament for that WBC title. Part one of this tourney would be a third fight between Estrada and Gonzalez. Part two is a contest between former WBC 115 pound world titlists Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Carlos Cuadras.
Fans are particularly eager for an Estrada v Gonzalez trilogy. Many feel that “Chocolatito” did enough to earn the victory back in March. However, there had been no word regarding that bout.
3KingsBoxing reached out to the WBC on June 1 requesting information about that bout and the WBC super flyweight tournament. They could not provide any updates at that time. Well, it now looks as if we could have some further particulars.
Matchroom Boxing CEO Eddie Hearn promotes all of the participants in this tournament. On June 28, he sat down with iFL TV for an exclusive interview. Among the topics, Hearn gave a rundown of Matchroom’s calendar for the Summer and early Fall. He also disclosed some info on the trilogy between “Gallo” and “Chocolatito”.
“October 16, we will be in America potentially with Chocolatito and Estrada”.
KEEPING FINGERS CROSSED
Now, Hearn has a habit of mentioning a date for high-profile matches only to leave fans disappointed and upset when it doesn’t happen. The proposed August 14 showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is a glaring example of that.
However, if this is more reality than a tease, it should delight all fight fans. Their first fight in November 2012 was outstanding. The rematch was even better. Could part three be even better? Hope forever springs eternal when it comes to boxing fans. Stay tuned for further details.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.