The Mexican Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada gave a lecture on counterattacks to defeat the Nicaraguan Román “Chocolatito” this Saturday by majority decision González and win the World Boxing Council super flyweight title.
With two scorecards in favor of 116-112 and 115-113 and one 114-114, Estrada dominated in five of six rounds in the opening half and had a great comeback in the last six minutes to add his 44th victory, 28 by knockout with three losses.
At the Gila River Arena, in Glendale, Arizona, the bout started at a slow pace. Estrada, with a good use of the ‘jab’ proposed in the first two rounds against a sleepy opponent; there was a head butt, although without consequences.
In the third the war cry sounded. After two minutes there were strong exchanges; the “Chocolatito” tried to block the way, but he found the intelligent “Gallo”, who avoided approaching the ropes and hit the most shots.
Estrada, with great speed with his legs and hands, kept the Nicaraguan at bay, who received more than he hit and continued below on the scorecards.
González’s best round in the first half of the fight was the sixth, in which he showed his customary waist speedhe made the most powerful impacts and warned that the best for him was yet to come.
Again in the seventh round the Central American proposed the lawsuit and hit the best blows. He came out to propose in the eighth and ninth, but he found a “Gallo” with good response blows.
González shortened the differences more; in the tenth he hit the most powerful shots and evened the suit, but the Mexican had saved energy and was better in the last two rounds, in which he damaged with the jab to round off the victory and cause Nicaragua its fourth defeat, against 51 wins, 41 by fast track.
“I always go from less to more, but today I had Chocolatito in front of me, which is very difficult; I got ahead with my great physical preparation ”, Estrada said.
A while before, the Mexican Julio César “Rey” Martínez retained the World Boxing Council flyweight belt, defeating the Spanish Samuel Carmona by majority decision.
Two of the judges’ cards favored “King” by 117-111 and 116-112, in the other there was a tie 114-114.
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