In anticipation of a potential Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez trilogy, Juan Francisco Estrada made a comeback to the ring on Saturday to take on Argi Cortes of Hermosillo, Mexico. The trilogy would be given along with a victory.
Cortes made it difficult for himself by persevering longer than was anticipated. Estrada dropped and used his power advantage to win a unanimous decision (115-112, 115-112, 114-113) and keep the Ring Magazine championship, proving why he’s perhaps the best super flyweight in the world. He won the fight by a score of 116–111 on DAZN. Follow Our website satiknews.com for the latest updates!!!!!
On Saturday, December 3, it was stated in Estrada’s post-fight interview that Gonzalez and he would square off for the third time. No location was mentioned.
Despite the 17-month break, Estrada (43-3, 26 KOs) started fighting well. He was using combos and power strikes and was about to finish off Cortes.
Estrada, though, let off the gas a little bit, and Cortes profited. Then, the substantial underdog began scoring power blows of his own, pushing Estrada back and engaging in internal combat to make Estrada understand that he would have to earn the victory and move on to his next assignment.
The 27-year-old inhabitant of Mexico City made it plain that he was a rising young contender.
Of course, ended up owning the night in the end. The potential Hall of Famer made it through his tune-up and is now free to concentrate on what is likely to be the biggest fight of his career—the rematch with Gonzalez.
He performed admirably against Cortes, engaging the younger fighter head-on and consistently connecting with clean, powerful blows. The challenge for him was that his inspired opponent took every punch Estrada threw at him and matched him punch for punch, except a left to the body in Round 7.
Cortes, who is mentored by Nacho Beristain, proved that he is a skilled and reliable boxer. The fact that he was unfazed by the pinnacle of his career further increased his efficiency.