Roman Gonzalez vs Juan Estrada: Fight Analysis And Prediction

Published 03/09/2021, 5:00 AM EST


Roman Gonzalez vs Juan Estrada will headline the main event on Saturday night. This will be one of the biggest title unification fights in the super-flyweight landscape. The two boxers will collide with each other for the second time, and they’re truly keen to put on a show.

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The last time Gonzalez and Estrada fought was back in 2012. Here, Gonzalez emerged victorious over the latter with a unanimous decision. Moreover, this fight was for the WBA light-flyweight title and ‘Gallo’ couldn’t fare the way he planned to.

Despite that, he moved up on the roster and added constant wins to his resume. Over the course of his extensive stint, Estrada moved a few notches up in weight categories and emerged highly successful in the same.

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He won the WBC super-flyweight title in 2019 and defended it twice successfully. With a staggering 41-3 track record, Juan Estrada presents a stern challenge to ‘Chocolatito’ in this rematch.

On the flip side, Roman Gonzalez ranks among the most resilient super-flyweights at present. With his unmatched skill sets and power, ‘Chocolatito’ has reached the peak of this division in no time.

He holds a massive 50 wins under his wing, with just 2 losses.

Furthermore, he’s also among the most improved fighters in recent times, looking to establish his legacy in the sport.

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Roman Gonzalez vs Juan Estrada – Fight Analysis

Among these two, Gonzalez has an undeniable advantage over Estrada for the number of fights taken. Also, he has finished 41 opponents with T/KO, which showcases his cosmic knockout power. Even if the fight goes for a 12-round rally, ‘Chocolatito’ won’t really face a problem.

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)

Whereas, Juan Estrada enjoys taking most of his fights to the judges, but he also has 28 finishes with T/KO.

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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)

‘Gallo’ will have to save himself from the heat coming off Gonzalez’s hands, as one powerful hit from the latter can close the show. Estrada likes fighting in bursts, and if he can continue the same for 12-rounds, he might just settle the scores with ‘Chocolatito’.

Despite this, Roman Gonzalez remains a sure shot favorite in this fight and Estrada will have to dig in real deep to hand over him a defeat.

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Prediction – Roman Gonzalez wins by a TKO in round 8. 

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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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