Juan Francisco Estrada: A Look at the Boxing Record of ‘El Gallo’

Published 03/05/2021, 9:00 PM EST


Nicknamed ‘El Gallo’, Juan Francisco Estrada is one of the finest Mexican prodigies in the world of boxing. Boasting of the WBC super flyweight title and a record of 41 wins with 3 losses, Estrada has an amazing resume in the division.

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The 30-year-old is also a 2-division champion, having held championships in both flyweight and super flyweight units.

However, he is still not a household figure and it would be hard to bill him as a superstar. Nonetheless, he is an elite pugilist and boasts of such an impressive record, that fans will eventually learn his name.

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Firstly, Estrada has never been stopped by any of his adversaries. His 3 losses came via decisions, with the latest loss having occurred way back in 2018.

Currently, Juan Francisco Estrada is on a 5-fight win streak and is aiming to expand his reign amongst the other flyweight champions. Here’s an analysis of his fighting career.

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Estrada had set an unbeaten run of 18 fights before facing the maiden career loss against Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr. in 2011. But he emerged stronger and staged another set of 8 undefeated fights before falling prey to Roman Gonzalez in 2012. The 3rd loss of his career came after 10 wins in 6 years against Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

That said, Estrada has 28 KO wins under his name and 13 decision wins. So, he seems comfortable in both, going to the distance and stopping the show with his power.

The 5’4” tall orthodox boxer has been through several circumstances. Although his record bills him crackable, it’s hard to find a flaw in his game.

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Already 13 years down the line, Estrada is just 30 and has plenty of more years to come in his boxing career. So, it’s safe to envision him notching more championships ahead.

Do you think Juan Francisco Estrada is one of the greatest Mexican boxers of all time?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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