Juan Francisco Estrada Reveals His Intention to Knock Out Roman Gonzalez

Published 03/13/2021, 9:49 PM EST


Mexican super-flyweight champion, Juan Francisco Estrada, has revealed his plans for the massive unification bout against Roman Gonzalez. The champion said he has prepared to knock out the Nicaraguan.

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Estrada will face Gonzalez in a highly anticipated rematch over eight years after the pair first fought. This time around, the 41-3 boxer has no intentions of leaving the fight to the judges. Instead, he wants to win convincingly.

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El Gallo’ spoke to Matchroom Boxing on YouTube and revealed his intentions on fight night. He said, “Ever since they told me I was going to fight Roman Gonzalez again, I’ve been mentally and physically preparing myself to knock him out. Because I don’t want to leave it to doubts. I don’t want to… I want to win by knockout, mostly to win decisively.”

This showed his elite mindset of wanting to take matters into his hands. The first meeting between the two went to the judges’ scorecards. And although ‘Chocolatito’ took home a unanimous decision, it was closer than the scorecards showed.

READ: Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez’s Record: Just How Good Is He?

Juan Francisco Estrada reveals what he will do if he can’t knock out Roman Gonzalez

Despite wanting the knockout, the 30-year-old has the experience to know it won’t always happen. However, the champion has a plan for the fight if he cannot knock out his Nicaraguan counterpart.

He said, “If the knockout doesn’t come, then we’re going to fight the 12 rounds intelligently to get the clear win.” 

Thus, ‘El Gallo’ revealed his intention to dominate Roman Gonzalez throughout the fight to ensure that the people that matter hand him a unanimous decision.

DISTRITO FEDERAL, MEXICO – SEPTIEMBRE 6: Juan Francisco Estrada en festejo con cinturon de campeon, durante la funcion del Doble Campeonato Mundial en la Arena Ciudad de Mexico, el 5 de Septiembre del 2014 en el Distrito Federal. (Foto: Manuel Velasquez/JAM MEDIA)

This comment also showed that Estrada would not go out all guns blazing to get the knockout. Instead, he will stick to the game-plan to dominate ‘Chocolatito’ and push for the knockout when he sees the opportunity.

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However, this will be a difficult task as Gonzalez is a tough contender and will pose a threat of his own. Therefore, this makes for an intriguing fight between the two champions.

What do you make of this comment from Juan Francisco Estrada? Do you think he can knockout ‘Chocolatito’?

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 READ: Roman Gonzalez vs Juan Estrada: Fight Analysis And Prediction

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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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