Juan Estrada Faces Dewayne Beamon
In Mexican Defense On Aug. 24
Juan Francisco Estrada will defend his WBC and Ring Magazine
Super-Flyweight titles against Dewayne Beamon at the Centro
de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Mexico, on Saturday August
24, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Estrada (39-3 26 KOs) became a two-weight World champion by
ripping the belts from Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in April to
exact revenge in a classic as they rematched in The Forum in
LA where they had provided a fight of the year contender in
Pound-for-pound king ‘Gallo’, who thru his company Latin
Sports recently signed a promotional deal with Matchroom
Boxing USA and Zanfer Promotions, will make a first defense
of his crown on a return to Mexican soil after two and a
half years of fighting in the States, and welcomes American
Beamon to his home patch in Sonora.
“Thank God, my talent, effort and discipline I've
accomplished a lot of dreams that I had as a kid,” said
Estrada. “Now my objective is to defend my title in
Hermosillo and break an attendance record of 10,000 persons
in CUM (Centro de Usos Múltiples) that exists since 1991 in
a fight of Maromero Páez vs. "Cocas" Ramírez.
“We have a risky defense against the American Dewayne Beamon,
he is fast of hands and have a front style, but that is good
to provide a great fight to all the fans in the world.
Thanks to Matchroom Boxing USA, Zanfer Promotions, DAZN and
Latin Sports for making this fight possible.”
Estrada and Beamon come face-to-face in press conferences in
Mexico City and Hermosillo this week, and Beamon (16-1-1 11
KOs) enters the bout on the back of exacting revenge for his
sole loss on his record in October. The North Carolina
native will not be deterred by fighting in Hermosillo having
relocated to Mexico for a two-year stint in order to find
stiffer competition and now the 33 year old gets his first
World title shot, and he’s determined to shock the world
against the pound-for-pound superstar.
“I'm very excited for getting this World title shot against
one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world,” said
Beamon. “It will be a memorable fight and I will surprise
everyone on August 24 and accomplish my dream of being a
“When they offered me the fight against Estrada I had no
doubts in accepting it. Thanks to Matchroom Boxing USA, DAZN
and Zanfer Promotions for looking at me as the challenger
for Estrada. That night everyone will know my name, the new
World champion, Dewayne Beamon.”
A stacked card in support of Estrada’s clash with Beamon
sees unbeaten Heavyweight sensation Filip Hrgovic (8-0 6
KOs) make a quick return to the ring following his explosive
first round KO win in Maryland in May over Greg Corbin. The
Croatian star will be aiming for KO number seven in Mexico
and defends his WBC International title against an in-form
Mexican in the shape of Mario Heredia (16-6-1 13 KOs) who
enters the bout on the back of a split-decision win over
former World title challenger Samuel Peter in April.
“I’m looking forward to fighting Mario Heredia in Mexico,”
said Hrgovic. “I’m expecting a good fight and I will train
hard for him like I do for every opponent.
“Mexico is not a new place for me if you look at my amateur
career. I have already fought twice in Mexico in the World
Series of Boxing back in 2013 and 2014, and both fights I
won, so I’m really looking forward to fighting there again.
“I was very satisfied with how my first fight for DAZN in
American went. It couldn’t have gone better for me really. I
introduced myself in a special way.
“Gregory Corbin was a tough fighter and nobody expected a KO
in the first-round. I showed the American audience what they
can expect in my upcoming fights. I was only in the ring 60
seconds last time. We will see how long I spend in the ring
this time, but I don’t want to underestimate anybody.
“I had three weeks off after my last fight and it was good
to rest and recharge my batteries. I have already started my
camp in Zagreb and will continue in Miami. I train hard in
Zagreb with Yousef Hassan and Igor Cordas, while Pedro Diaz
is waiting for me in Miami with my final tactics.
“I’m excited to fight in front of the Mexican fans. I know
they are huge boxing fanatics and I'm sure they will
appreciate my style, no doubt about that.”
Uzbek Olympic silver medal man Shakhram Giyasov (8-0 6 KOs)
looks to strengthen his claims for big fights at
Super-Lightweight in his ninth pro outing, while young
American-Mexican talents Alexis Espino (3-0 2 KOs) and Diego
Pacheco (4-0 3 KOs) continue their educations in the paid
ranks, with more fights to be added.
An announcement on ticket on-sale dates and prices will be
made later this week.