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The WBA orders Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Joshua Franco

The WBA has ordered titlist and The Ring Magazine junior bantamweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada to make a mandatory defense of his title against Joshua Franco, the sanctioning body announced Wednesday afternoon. Both Zanfer Promotions, which promotes Estrada, and Golden Boy Promotions were sent correspondence with yesterday’s date. Golden Boy...
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Sources: Trilogy fight between Roman 'Chocolatito' Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada called off due to COVID; Julio Cesar Martinez agrees to 115-pound bout with Gonzalez

Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez won't face Juan Francisco Estrada in a hotly anticipated trilogy fight after all. Estrada withdrew from the bout after he became symptomatic with COVID, sources tell ESPN. In his place, 112-pound champion Julio Cesar Martinez has agreed to a deal for a 115-pound fight with Gonzalez on March 5 in San Diego, sources said.
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Juan Francisco Estrada vs Chocolatito Gonzalez 3 likely moving to November, Gonzalez reportedly out with COVID

— Super flyweight rivals Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez were reportedly “80%” of the way through negotiations for an October 16th rubber match as of last month, but it seems that last 20% was the killer. ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez claims that “El Gallo” has scrapped his high-altitude training camp after failing to receive an offer. According to Rodriguez, everything is now “in limbo.”
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Chocolatito Tests Positive For Covid, Delays Rubber Match With Juan Francisco Estrada

Yet another event has fallen victim to COVID, this time delaying one of the most anticipated fights of the year. Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez was forced to withdraw from his rubber match with reigning lineal/WBA junior bantamweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada after testing positive for the infectious disease, representatives from Matchroom Boxing and Estrada’s team both confirmed with BoxingScene.com. The bout was due to headline an October 16 DAZN show from a location to be determined but will now likely land on a November date.
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Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Roman Gonzalez 3 targeted for October 16th

We knew it was coming this fall, and now we’ve got a working date. ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez reports that super flyweight rivals Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez are about “80%” through negotiations to meet in an October 16th rubber match. WBC super flyweight champion Estrada (42-3, 28 KO)...
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Juan Francisco Estrada vs Chocolatito Gonzalez 3 targeted for fall

It looks like we may be getting the trilogy between Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez next. Their thrilling second encounter on March 13 ended in controversy after two of the three judges’ scorecards went the way of Juan “El Gallo” Estrada. It was a legitimately close fight, but judge Carlos Sucre’s 117-111 scorecard in favor of Estrada caused considerable outrage, leading the WBA to “temporarily suspend” him.
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Juan Francisco Estrada Apologizes Over Nicaraguan Flag Controversy

Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada, the WBC and WBA super flyweight world champion, regrets the disgust and discomfort caused by the fact that in a photograph in which he appears with his team, prior to his fight last Saturday against Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, the flag of Nicaragua was upside down in the image.
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Juan Francisco Estrada edges Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez by split decision for unification

Juan Francisco Estrada beat Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez by split decision in a thrilling title unification fight Saturday night, defending his World Boxing Council super flyweight belt and claiming Gonzalez’s World Boxing Assn. 115-pound belt. Estrada (42-3) avenged his loss to Gonzalez in November 2012 by triumphing on two judges’ scorecards...
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2529 punches! Watch Juan Francisco Estrada vs. ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez 2 full fight video highlights

Juan Francisco Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez (50-3, 42 KOs) waged war in one of the greatest fights in recent memory and certainly the runaway leader for 2021 Fight of the Year. They threw a combined 2529 punches (that is not a typo), landed 705, and arguably had three Round of the Year candidates in what was a truly sensational WBC and WBA super-flyweight unification title bout.
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