Humble Beginnings to World Championships – 5 Things You Need to Know About Juan Francisco Estrada

Published 03/05/2021, 10:44 PM EST


Juan Francisco Estrada is a two-weight Mexican world champion. The 30-year-old has become a global star with his performances in the ring. However, there are many things that Estrada keeps secret. So ahead of his bout against Roman Gonzalez, here are five facts you must know about Juan Francisco Estrada.

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Estrada will face Gonzalez for the second time on March 13. He will try to avenge his narrow defeat in the first fight. So how did Estrada get to where he is?

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Five facts about Juan Francisco Estrada

1. Humble upbringing: Before experiencing the glitz and glamor befitting a world champion, Estrada grew up in tough circumstances in Mexico. He lost his parents at an early age and, subsequently, had to move around a lot. He stayed with relatives across the country for a few years until he settled with an aunt.

2. Got into boxing early: Despite his tough upbringing, the champion has enjoyed a successful career. This is because he got into the sport at the early age of 9. His brother introduced him to boxing, and although his brother never stuck, Estrada found his feet in boxing.

3. Four-time national champion: Before his success in the professional game, Estrada dominated the amateur scene too. He had his first amateur fight at 10. Since then, Estrada worked his way up fighting at multiple regional, state, and national tournaments. He won the National Championships four times in his career.

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4. Family man: Despite his success in the sport, Estrada has not forgotten his roots. After every victory, he celebrates his victory with his family by going on a vacation. The Mexican has even said every victory is a family victory since each one has helped him along the way.

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5. Estrada has fought in Macau: Boxing has taken the Mexican across the world. The Mexican champion has fault multiple times in Macau. Thus, it is a testament to the inspirational journey the 30-year-old has embarked upon. From humble beginnings to fighting in all corners of the world.

Therefore, Juan Francisco Estrada has a fantastic journey that is not documented enough. However, his next fight against ‘Chocolatito’ promises to be a cracker that could make fans take notice of his journey.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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