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  Estrada Defeats Chocolatito,
Retains Titles With Split Decision Nod

By William Trillo

Photos: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom


In a surefire Fight Of The Year candidate, Super Flyweight Juan Francisco Estrada (42-3, 28 KOs) exacted revenge over Roman Gonzalez (50-3, 41 KOs) in a twelve round slugfest. In front of a live crowd in Texas the battle of these little giants was one for the ages.

In the early rounds Chocolatito took charge with a punches in bunches attack. Estrada remained focused and by the midway point he began to take control of the nip and tuck battle. As the fight went into the championship rounds it was up for grabs.

The final rounds did not disappoint as the two let the leather fly. When the bell rang the outcome was left in the hands of the judges. Scores read 115-113 Estrada, 115-113 Gonzalez and in the deciding tally Estrada was given a questionable 117-111 score which gave him a title retaining Split Decision victory. With that Estrada held onto his WBC and WBA Super Fly titles.


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