In an excellent weekend of world championship action pick of the achievements was Juan Francisco Estrada (above) in winning his trilogy fight against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez in Glendale, Arizona, USA to gain The Ring magazine and WBC super-flyweight world championships.
It completed the Mexican ‘El Gallo’ Estrada’s recent winning streak against the Nicaraguan ‘Chocolatito’ with the trilogy victories now being 2-1 in his favour. Gonzalez has won titles in four different weight classes compared to Estrada’s three.
In a highly competitive fight, with Estrada wining the first half, the Nicaraguan legend won the second half and finished the stronger despite his 35 years old age. The first card was drawn at 114 each but the Mexican won on the other two cards to record a majority decision in his favour. A fourth fight now beckons.
The weekend also saw in London, England two big fights at heavyweight. Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury won his third straight victory against perennial domestic rival Dereck Chisora by tenth round knockout to defend his WBC world title and fellow Britain Daniel ‘Dynamite’ Dubois stopped South African Kevin Lerena to successfully defend his WBA title for the first time. This despite the young Londoner suffering multiple knockdowns in the opening round.
A showdown between the two victors may be on the cards and would fill out any British venue and many worldwide.