Rudy Hernandez talks possible Roman Gonzalez-Juan Francisco Estrada rematch
Longtime trainer and cut man, Rudy Hernandez, and the brother of the later former two-division world champion Genaro Hernandez, who has an extensive history with Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez as his cutman (49-2, 41KOs), shared his thoughts on the possible rematch between Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada.
“First of all, Chocolatito is a true professional to the sport. He works hard, he’s never come to a fight out of shape. He’s not a fighter who’s been beat up too bad. I think that the one fight where he did get put hands on was against Carlos Cudras.
But styles make fights. They’ve been talking about making this fight for years and years and maybe there’s a good possibility that might take place. I think it’s still an interesting fight, I think they’re on equal terms. I don’t think one or the other has an advantage over the other, I think the winner will be the one who can execute his fight plan. Chocolatito and Estrada they both come 100 percent ready for fights.”
Gonzalez and Estrada last shared the ring back in November of 2012, which resulted in a unanimous decision win for Gonzalez. Many saw the fight as a close competitive bout that warranted a rematch. Now years later, the time may be just right for their long-awaited sequel.
Gonzalez became a world champion again with a dominant stoppage victory over Khalid Yafai (26-1, 15KOs) in February to win the WBA super flyweight title. Estrada, (40-3, 27KOs) who’s the WBC super flyweight champion, is riding a four-fight win streak.
Let’s hope that these two great champions square off again in a high stakes unification bout.
By: Jerrell Fletcher