Juan Francisco Estrada vs Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez – Was it a Robbery?

Published 03/14/2021, 6:15 AM EDT


Juan Francisco Estrada and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez fought their heart out in the super-flyweight title unification fight. The pair put on a clinical performance throughout those 12 rounds and made this bout one of the best fights of 2021. ‘El Gallo’ fared extremely well and bagged a split decision win over the Nicaraguan fighter. But did Estrada do enough to win this fight?

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Gonzalez, an undeniable favorite in this fight, presented his best self and gave a sublime performance. Although he got dazzled by a few blows from Estrada, ‘Chocolatito’ made sure to not get dominated by the latter.

The much-prominent stats source, CompuBox, showcased the round-by-round report of who among the two landed more punches.

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After the 12-round tussle, CompuBox revealed Roman Gonzalez landed a whopping 391 shots over Estrada’s 314 punches. Moreover, it also revealed how many punches both the fighters landed in every round.

Gonzalez began the fight on a light note. But as it went down to the wire, he showed his exemplary skills by swiftly moving and power punching his opponent.

It was only in round 11, where ‘El Gallo’ out-landed Gonzalez. The rest of the rounds saw ‘Chocolatito’ totally dominate, except for a couple of rounds when the pair launched a similar number of hits on each other.

In fact, many boxers take it slow in round 12, but ‘Chocolatito’ landed a staggering 55 punches, the most in a single round in this bout.

Considering the above numbers and insights, it’s clear that the 33-year-old got robbed in this much-awaited title unification bout.

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What’s next for Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez?

Despite suffering a loss, Roman Gonzalez proved his worth at the 115-pound landscape. He has hung around the sport for a while and employed all of his experience against Estrada. He still has a long pathway to trace, and looking at his performance in this fight, it’s clear that he’s far from hanging his gloves.

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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)

Post the fight, Gonzalez seemed open to book a trilogy with ‘El Gallo’. And given his performance, it’s unquestionable that ‘Chocolatito’ will soon get his desire and collide against the Mexican in a trilogy fight.

But there’s no official confirmation on their trilogy as of now. However, fans seem thrilled at the prospect of watching these two elite stars take up the ring space again.

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What did you make of the judges’ decision for this fight? Did you see it as a robbery?

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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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