“I Won Both of Them” – Roman Gonzalez on his Loss to Juan Francisco Estrada

Published 03/14/2021, 1:27 AM EST
INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 23: Roman Gonzalez poses with his belt after a unanimous 12 round decision over McWilliams Arroyo during a WBC flyweight title fight at The Forum on April 23, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Roman Gonzalez and Juan Estrada unquestionably put on the best fight of 2021 until now. The fight stayed true to its hype as it was an intense 12-round war between two staunch champions of the division. Estrada, who lost to Gonzalez in 2012, avenged his loss in this rematch and settled the scores with Nicaraguan pugilist.

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Many expected this bout to be a primal boxing contest. But ‘Chocolatito’ and ‘El Gallo’ shut the naysayers by going all out against each other. Also, a major chunk of boxing enthusiasts believed that this was Gonzalez’s win. But the match officials shook everyone when they adjudged ‘El Gallo’ as the winner.

The two made their intentions clear on winning this fight right from the outset, and that was certainly visible tonight.

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After the fight, ‘Chocolatito’ detailed his notion on this battle. He said, “I won both of them.”

“Whatever he wants, we’ll do it.” (h/t Lance Pugmire)

On the flip side, the champion, Estrada, seemed elevated with this win. In the post-fight interview, he asserted he has to take on the mandatory Sri Saket Rungvisai first. But he assured fans that he’ll definitely come back to Roman Gonzalez. (h/t Lance Pugmire).

Nobody expected the fight to go this far. Being a favorite, ‘Chocolatito’ performed the way he was supposed to. However, it was the underdog, Estrada’s night, and he left the ring as a unified super-flyweight king.

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Should there be an immediate rematch between Roman Gonzalez and Juan Estrada?

Back when the duo collided in 2012, Roman Gonzalez defeated ‘El Gallo’ with a unanimous decision. He gave a stern test to a polished Juan Estrada in this fight, yet he failed to score a win.

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As the duo is tied at 1-1 in head-to-head clashes, a trilogy fight between these two entices the fans the most at this stage. Also, the third collision will not only settle on a true winner but also provide fans with an elite rematch.

It’ll be interesting to see how things play out for both these fighters in the coming months.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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