Juan Estrada vs. Roman Gonzalez Trilogy Set to Be Postponed

Published 01/23/2022, 9:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 14: Boxer Roman Gonzalez poses during the official Weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

Juan Estrada and Roman Gonzalez inked the contracts a few days back for an impeccable trilogy. The pair entered a fierce boxing war last year, taking their fight till the last bell. Here, Estrada ended up securing a SD win, and many felt this decision was controversial. As a result, the two were in line to settle the scores once for all.

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However, it looks like fans will have to wait to watch this bout come to life.

This trilogy was set to materialize on March 5. But, the champ Estrada hasn’t been able to train at his 100% after some discomfort, possibly that may be due to Covid-19. As a result, this fight, originally set to materialize on the above-given date, might get postponed.

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The first time these two squared off was in 2012. Here, after a hard-fought battle, ‘Chocolatito’ won the fight with a UD. Furthermore, the pair met each other again in 2021 and Gonzalez was once again a favorite to win this time.

But Estrada had some different plans in this fight. Consequently, he waged a war against rival Gonzalez. Both the men constantly pressurized each other, employing their best shots. Also, they refrained from taking a back step, and the hunger to grab a ‘W’ was evident in both of them.

After an intense tussle for 12-rounds, the judges ruled the fight in ‘El Gallo’s favor. The scorecards of the fight stood, 113-115, 117-111, and 115-113. ‘Chocolatito’ was disheartened with the results and many fans shared the common notion.

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The 2021 rematch between the pair stood as the runner-up for ESPN’s Fight of the Year.

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That said, the high-voltage action might get repeated in the trilogy for all the reasons. More than the title, it’s about the legacy this time.

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Citing that, both the stalwarts will remain on toes to vanquish each other, and win to cement their name in the super flyweight roster.

It’ll be interesting to see who among the two men emerges on top to claim a gratifying win in their third meet.

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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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